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Hi Everyone:
I already posted the message as a response to another thread but I wanted every one to be able to find and see The ROPS cab (Roll over Protection System).
My wife bought me a 2007 Ranger XP 700 for my birthday and a cab for Christmas. I looked at all the different cabs available from Polaris and decided on the Steel ROPS cab. The Freedom cab had several problems, it makes the Ranger look like a little kid with its fathers hat on, the doors don't come off, the windshield rides on top of the hood with a poor fit and the rear panel rubs on the bed. When I test drove a Ranger with the freedom cab I was shocked by how loud it was inside. All cabs trap and seemingly amplify the sound but the Freedom Cabs rear panel vibrated against the bed and was really loud. After doing a lot of research I decide to go with the ROPS cab even thought I could not find any good pictures of it and never saw one in person. The reasons I bought the ROPS cab are:
My farm is on the side of a mountain and I felt I needed the ROPS.

The ROPS cab replaces the roll cage and is one compact integrated piece that fits where the roll cage use to be not outside of the roll cage.
It looks good

The doors are removable.

The windshield fits behind the hood.

The bed does not rub the cab.

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Here are some ROPS cab short comings.
The cup holders does not work anymore.

The gear shift can pinch your hand against the windshield frame.

Overall I am very happy with the ROPS cab. I have to be out in all kinds of weather on my farm so I needed a dry cab with a heater and a cab that I could take the doors off for the summer. My wife was worried that the cab would ruin the fun factor but with the doors off and the windshield cracked the fun factor is still at about 90% and it is definitely a lot more to run in the rain and cold.
Marshall
 

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Hi again:
I forgot to mention that I got this cab from my Polaris dealer. It is only available through a Polaris dealer. You can't get it from Curtis. It is the only ROPS certified cab available for the Ranger. My dealer said that the factory roll cage is not ROPS certified. He assured me that the factory cage would hold up in a rollover but it wasn't certified.

Maybe other members could share their roll over stories?

Also the cab comes in pieces. You can order any or all of them. If you want just the windshield and the roof you can get it. There is a choice of door and windshields soft, hard, Lexan, acrlic, glass etc.
Marshall
 

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jmf:
According to my dealer the ROPS cab uses different windows, doors, roof, etc. A windshield meant for a roll cage will not fit on the ROPS Cab frame. Who knows what you could fabricate or modify yourself though.
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Thats nice!
 

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Thanks for the pictures
 
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