SOTA Tractors is the Australasian Distributor for Hercules Rollover Protective Structures (Hercules ROPS), one of the premium ROPS brands in the world. A tractor ROPS, also known as a tractor rollbar, is a life-saving device that can prevent operators from being crushed when a tractor rolls over. In Australia, ROPS are mandatory on all tractors over 560kg.
All Hercules tractor ROPS models have been rigorously tested and certified to Australian and International Standards, AS1636 & ISO5700 respectively. SOTA Tractors carries Hercules ROPS for many brands of domestic and grey market tractors including Ford, Hinomoto, International, Iseki, John Deere, Kubota, Massey Ferguson, Mitsubishi, Satoh, Yanmar and Zen Noh.
NOTE: Some used tractors currently being sold in Australia are fitted with roll bars that do not comply with an approved Standard. Please note that compliant ROPS must be labelled with the actual test no. and specific details of the test to be compliant with Australian law. Roll bars that are not tested may lead to serious injury or death. Never operate a tractor without a ROPS and do not buy a tractor that has a non-compliant roll bar fitted.
For more information, please read the WORKSAFE Tractor Roll-Over Protection Structures Requirements PDF