1971-02-01

ROPS Safety Compliance Testing 710694

This paper describes the static test of construction equipment Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS) as performed in accordance with the applicable SAE Recommended Practices. Details of the test facility are presented, including test fixturing concepts and pertinent design calculations. The heavy equipment tie-down methods and restraint systems are shown. Data acquisition accuracy and methods are described. Data from several tests are compared with data from SAE committee files.

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