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

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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 Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.