Instructions for Using This Guide
This guide covers agricultural tractors and agricultural-type tractors, such as compact utility tractors and industrial versions of some agricultural tractors.
The guide is very easy to use. You simply select the make (brand name) of your tractor, then select from among the models for that tractor, and the database will find the available ROPS for you and give you the suppliers’ contact information. If your make or model is not found, that means we have no information about retrofit ROPS for that tractor. If you have a question, you can always contact us via the email link at the bottom of each page.
Please note that the purpose of this guide is to tell you what retrofit ROPS are available for your tractor model and which suppliers sell those ROPS. It is not intended to give you the exact model number of the correct ROPS nor the current price. It is intended to provide you with the information you need to contact a ROPS supplier or its dealer and discuss purchasing the correct ROPS for your tractor. The responsibility is on you, the purchaser, to be sure the supplier or dealer understands exactly what tractor you have, and for you to understand exactly what the ROPS will cost, including any shipping charges.
There are two primary reasons why it is important to discuss your tractor with the ROPS supplier or dealer prior to purchasing a ROPS. One reason is the occasional use of different brand names for the same tractor; the second reason is because for a few tractor models there may be variations within that model that determine which ROPS should be purchased. Both are discussed below.
Because of mergers or purchases of tractor brand names, some tractors may be known by different names depending on local custom, country of origin, abbreviation, or some other reason. Thus it is important when contacting a ROPS supplier or dealer that you both are clear on exactly what tractor make and model you have. For example, some people may use the term “Massey Ferguson” for a tractor that was sold new in the 1950’s as a “Ferguson.” Another example would International and Farmall; since Farmall tractors were a sub-brand within International Harvester, some people may use the term Farmall while others may call them Internationals. A third example would result from the purchase by Case of David Brown tractors of England; some people may refer to a given model as a Case, and others call it a David Brown. The same tractors were sold in the U.S. with the Case name while still being sold in Europe with the David Brown name.
Variations Within Model
A few tractor models have variations in axles, fenders, seats, or some other characteristic that make a difference in deciding which ROPS model to purchase. Thus it is crucial when you contact the ROPS supplier or dealer that you answer any questions they may have. For the vast majority of tractors there are no variations that make a difference in the ROPS, but just to be sure, you can always ask the supplier or dealer.