Last Chance to Join the SAE J1040 Rollover Protective Structures Collaboration

If you have any interest in ROPS and support industry in providing increased safety for the occupants of Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry and Mining Machines, you cannot afford to miss this opportunity!

The following companies already committed to participate in the development of a SMART STANDARD that will enhance validation with a process to incorporate analysis with destructive testing.


The first Phase of this project will compile industry practices and recommend how analytical methods may be developed to enhance the SAE J1040 ROPS Standard.

A meeting will be held at the CNH Technology Center, Burr Ridge, Illinois, on MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2000.

This will be the FINAL opportunity to join the collaboration. Companies not supporting the project by this date will not have the opportunity to join later.

For more information, contact SSA at 1.724.772.7158; e-mail:; or Tom Lane, Caterpillar, at 309.675.6496; e-mail: