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Roll-Over Protective Structures: Facing the Continuing Challenges of Retrofitting
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2008 Providence, Rhode Island, June 29 – July 2, 2008 083750.
Authors: Mark A Purschwitz
Keywords: ROPS, rollover protective structures, retrofit, tractors, safety
This paper will identify and summarize a variety of means and programs that have been offered or implemented to promote and/or facilitate ROPS retrofitting, such as rebate programs, research projects, promotional campaigns, and mandates. Outcomes will be provided when known. Challenges to ROPS retrofitting, such as magnitude of the problem, economic justification, reaching non-farm audiences, gray market tractors, and seat belt issues, will be discussed.