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Document ID (ISN)103503
CIS number 04-704
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2873-6
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 251
Author(s) Scarlett A.J., Stockton A.D., Price J.S., Bacon J.M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Structural deterioration of tractor safety cabs with age
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. vi, 84p. Illus. 10 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This investigation was undertaken to determine the prevalence, structural severity and practical implications of the deterioration over time of tractor roll-over protective structures (ROPS). A detailed survey of levels of deterioration of approximately 400 tractors manufactured in the period 1970-1990 was conducted at used agricultural equipment auctions in the United Kingdom. The cabs of seven representative used tractors were partially dismantled to enable detailed visual inspection of deterioration and corrosion present. Five of these vehicles were subsequently subjected to a ROPS structural testing procedure. The implications of the findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) tractors; drivers cabs; agriculture; safety frames and cabs; overturning
Descriptors (secondary) corrosion; United Kingdom; materials testing; hazard evaluation; inspection; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Road transportation