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Roll Over Protection Systems – The Life You Save Could Be Your Own

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Tractor roll overs are the number one cause of accidental death on the farm. If you’ve got an old tractor with no ROPS, here’s info on getting that fixed quickly and easily.

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Earlier this year, Rachel got an email about a farmer who had barely escaped injury when his small tractor tipped and rolled over on him. He was lucky, but many aren’t. In fact, tractor roll overs are the number one cause of accidental death on the farm.

ROPS Safety Info

This short video from the National Farmers Union describes the importance of installing Roll Over Protection Systems (ROPS) on your tractors and then going the extra step of wearing your seat belt.

As the narrator reminds us, even if your tractor is old and isn’t worth as much as the ROPS kit you’re going to install, it’s not about the value of the tractor. It’s about the value of your life. So here’s a list put together by the University of Kentucky to help you look for the ROPS kit for your tractor.

Be safe out there!

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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