Tractors and Rollover Protection in the United States

  title={Tractors and Rollover Protection in the United States},
  author={Dennis J Murphy and John R. Myers and E. A. McKenzie and Richard Cavaletto and John J. May and Julie A. Sorensen},
  journal={Journal of Agromedicine},
  pages={249 - 263}
ABSTRACT There are approximately 4.2 million tractors on farms and ranches across the United States. The average age of tractors is over 25 years and some of the oldest models are the most popular. Older tractors are less safe than newer tractors, and many older tractors are operated by individuals with increased risk of being injured or killed on a tractor. A key tractor safety device, a rollover protective structure (ROPS), is missing from most tractors manufactured before 1985. Data from the… 

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