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Rollover Machine Demonstrates Value Of ROPS And Seat Belts
"Our company designed and manufactured a Rollover Simulator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Safety Program," says Steve Ratliff, Ratliff Weldcraft (barlyn@scrtc.com; ph 270 524-5298). He says it's designed to be taken to farm shows and other events to demonstrate the value of ROPS and seat belts.
  The photo above shows a 3,000-lb. tractor on the simulator. When the tractor rolls over without the ROPS in place, a dummy that is placed in the seat is crushed. Within 15 seconds, the tractor is turned back up, the ROPS is folded out, and the tractor is rolled over again to show what a difference the ROPS makes.
  The simulator made an appearance at the last National FFA Convention and at a recent "Farm Safety Just For Kids" convention. It also has a full schedule across the state of Kentucky for training fire rescue teams and other groups

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2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5