FarmSafe Podcast S3E2: Safe Tractor Operation: ROPS


Published November 22, 2023. Hosted by Libby Presnall.

Episode Summary

Half of all deaths from farming per year are from tractor rollovers. About half of all U.S. tractors are not fitted with Rollover Protective Structures or ROPS although ROPS have been proven to be effective at saving lives. Check out our resources to find ROPS rebate funding in your state. Our tractor safety expert for this series is Emily Krekelberg from UMN Extension. We also hear an interview between two other experts, Brad Kruse, who works for the Dubuque, IA fire department, and Diane Rohlman, Professor & Endowed Chair in Rural Safety and Health from the University of Iowa.


Current availability of program funding varies from state to state. Contact your local equipment dealer for more information on additional funding options in your area.