1973-02-01

Design and Installation of ROPS for Army Retrofit Program 730752

The U. S. Army is faced with the requirement to provide Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) on new and old construction equipment vehicles. Many of the commercial design practices can be followed but some military design features and operational conditions pose unusual problems. The large number of vehicles involved and the wide distribution made it necessary to study the problems and ramifications for thoroughly each machine. New techniques of design and evaluation had to be developed to cover the major constraints of previously built machines. New design features have been incorporated into the ROPS to simplify shipment, visibility, and retrofit, including refinements on the two-post ROPS, mesh design for falling objects, and mounts.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Small Agricultural Tractor ROPS - New Operator Protective Zone

911782

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

A Safer ATV

911945

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

SAE’s Role in ROPS Criteria and Continued Development

800936

View Details

X