Rollover Facts

  • Each year, approximately 26.7 out of every 100,000 American farmers die on the job.

  • The tractor is the leading cause of death on a farm; the most frequent cause of tractor-related deaths are side and rear overturns (96 deaths per year).

  • 80% of deaths caused by rollovers happen to experienced farmers.

  • 1 in 7 farmers involved in tractor overturns are permanently disabled.

  • 7 out of 10 farms will go out of business within five years of a tractor overturn fatality.

  • ROPS are 99% effective in preventing injury or death in the event of an overturn when used with a seatbelt, and 70% effective when used without a seatbelt.

  • Roughly ½ of US tractors do not have rollover protection.

  • Through the National ROPS Rebate Program, the average out-of-pocket expense for a ROPS kit is $391.