Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:00 pm
I guess each person has their own concerns, but here in the Missouri hills I'd be scared to death to use a seat belt with no ROP.
Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:36 am
True! I'd be afraid to be stuck to the tractor without a roll bar - but only because I envision myself jumping off in the event of a mishap... Probably not the best of safety precautions!
A good safety system has to have both (bar and belt). I never had a ROPS on any tractor growing up, and consider myself fortunate to never have had a serious mishap - mostly due to being extremely careful.
Truth be known, you can just never tell. No matter how careful you are, you can't always predict or control uneven terrain, brake fade/failure, etc.
As I said originally, anything that actually reduces risk at reasonable expense would be worth it - to me anyway.
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