1981 - Volume #5, Issue #4, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Retractable Tractor Rollbar
The Buisard Company in Sable-Sur-Sarthe, France, developed what they say is the world's first retractable tractor rollbar. Tapping into the tractor hydraulics, the rollbar raises and lowers in just seconds.
"We made it retractable because many of our farmers work in hilly areas where they need protection, yet they have to do close-in work ù such as in their vineyards ù where the rollbar would be in the way. It also makes storing a tractor easier," says Jean Galopin, director of sales.
Since the rollbar uses hydraulics only to raise and lower, it "T's" into the tractor system without affecting overall capacity. Controls within easy reach of the operator raise and lower the bar and automatically lock it into position.
The new rollbar is selling for around $500 to $600, depending on the tractor. It's been designed so far to fit the four most popular tractors in France ù Renault, Lamborghini, Same and Massey Ferguson ù but will soon by available for all lines, according to Buisard.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Buisard, S.A., 28, Rue Gambetta La Tuilerie, Route du Mans, 72300, Sable-Sur-Sarthe, France (ph 43 95 07 88).
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