The John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum in Waterloo, Ia., announced on Aug. 19 that it will open a new exhibit called, “A Leader in Safety: John Deere and the Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS).”
The exhibit will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the safety feature for tractors, which was patented in 1969.
"The role John Deere played in the development of ROPS for agricultural tractors is an important part of our history," said Dawn Hendershot, manager of the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum. "John Deere played a key role in developing industry-wide safety standards and worked to promote a culture of safety for the men and women who use this equipment every day.”
The exhibit will officially open on Sept. 6, and it will be in the Museum’s Product Spotlight area. It will be on display through the fall of 2017 and include machines such as the 1977 Model 6030 tractor featuring ROPS.
“We look forward to telling this story at the museum,” continued Hendershot.
The John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for adults is $8, and children under the age of 12 can enter the museum with an adult for free. Seniors are admitted for a price of $4. More information on the exhibit and museum can be found on www.VisitJohnDeere.com.