The Universal Fit Cabs are simple and user friendly… the tractor is used for a lot of different operations so the fact that the cab is lightweight and comes on and off is very valuable to us. We have a track record with Key Dollar Cab and having that familiarity with the past, we know we are going to get a quality product. ”
The idea for the first Key Dollar Cab began in 1982, in a small agricultural community in Eastern Oregon. Al Parks, a local orchardist, enlisted the services of Henry Svehaug, an engineer, to help him create a safer and more comfortable form of spray protection for himself while spraying in his orchard. The idea quickly became a reality and the first Key Dollar Cab was born.
In 1992, the first Universal Fit Cab — the Omega, was introduced. The new design was based on lessons learned from the original as well as feedback from numerous existing customers. The new Omega Cab fit a greater range of tractors, offered improved visibility through larger windows and for the first time came with the option of hydraulic air conditioning.
In 2003, the company introduced its second Universal Fit Cab — The Magnum. The Magnum was another step forward in the evolution of the Key Dollar Cab in that it carried on with the design trends that made the previous models popular but was now able to better fit today’s wider tractor models.
In 2007, the company had another first — a permanent mount cab was added to the line of removable cabs. The company’s first foray into the permanent mount orchard cab market was a clean sheet design that was done in collaboration with California’s almond growers and John Deere Dealers. It was also named a Top 10 New Product award winner at the 2008 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA.
The main objective of Key Dollar Cab, LLC has always been to take care of its customers — both new and existing. That’s why new products are constantly in the works and why we still stock parts for nearly all of the 2,000+ cabs we have sold to date.
Jon Meador, Orchard Manager
Hillcrest Orchards, Medford, OR
“ The Universal Fit Key Dollar Cab works great… I like the low profile design and I can take it off the tractor whenever I need to. I use it pretty much exclusively during the spray season, then the cab comes off and I use the same tractor all the way through harvest. It’s just a much cleaner approach than wearing a spray suit. ”
Brad Pickering, Pear Grower
BTK Orchards, Parkdale, Or
“ I have had my Precision Fit Key Dollar Cab for over a year and wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m beating it to death with limbs and had zero problems with it. The a/c works so well I usually have the fan speed on low. I would highly recommend it… the workmanship on the cab is second to none. ”
Rob Schuh, Almond Grower
“ Our operator just loves our Precision Fit Key Dollar Cab… It’s quiet, the a/c works very well and he loves being able to get out of the cab after running it for 10 hours and not having any dirt on him. The cab is also quite durable… the nuts are tearing up our tractor but the cab comes through unscathed. ”
Harold Mason, Almond Grower
“ Operator comfort is so critical and with the Precision Fit Key Dollar Cab, it’s really superior to anything else out there. You can run it all day and get out and actually feel pretty good… It’s quiet and the air conditioning really keeps the cab cold. We are very happy it… In fact, we just bought our second one. ”
San Joaquin Valley, Ca