In June of 1966, John Deere announced the release of Roll-Gard™. This equipment, known to the wider industry as rollover protective structure (ROPS), marked a giant step forward in our commitment to the safety of our customers.
To celebrate the 50-year anniversary of this historic event, the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, recently opened a new exhibit.
The exhibit, A Leader in Safety: John Deere and the Rollover Protective Structure, will explore the years of development behind Roll-Gard. The display shows how John Deere shared this information with the industry, ensuring that safety was a priority for future generations.