Farm Tractor Rollover Protection: Why Simply Getting Rollover Protective Structures Installed on All Tractors Is Not Sufficient

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Hoy, Roger M.


In 1985, roll-over-protective structures were required on all new tractors for the first time. Gradually, the percentage of tractors equipped with ROPS in the workplace is increasing. Currently, this percentage is just over 50%. But this is not the whole story. A certain percentage of owners remove the ROPS and an additional group, fold down the foldable ROPS and do not use it. Another group removes the seat belts or does not use them. [Editor]

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