According to the National Agriculture Tractor Safety Initiative, research shows the combination of rollover protective structure (ROPS) and seatbelt are 98 percent effective in preventing tractor-related injuries and deaths. A ROPS and fastened seat belt help to provide a safety zone that may reduce the chance of serious injury or death in the case of a rollover accident. Overturned tractors account for nearly 50 percent of tractor fatalities.
June is the National Safety Council’s safety month, and Kubota Tractor is promoting safety by reminding operators to engage in safe practices when operating equipment. As part of the effort to promote the installation and use of a ROPS and seat belt, Kubota is offering a special price for a ROPS and seat belt safety system through its nationwide network of dealers. Kubota tractor owners can visit their website for more information and to check eligibility. To date, Kubota dealers throughout the country have installed more than 11,500 ROPS retrofits. Older Kubota models that do not have a ROPS can be retrofitted.
For more information, visit www.kubota.com.