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The National ROPS Rebate Program
Tractors are an essential piece of farming equipment, but they can also be one of the most dangerous. Studies have shown that the leading cause of death and permanently crippling injuries on a farm is due to tractor rollovers, and the Northeast has the highest rate of overturn fatalities in the nation. In the event of a rollover, the use of a rollover protective structure (ROPS) and a seatbelt reduces the risk of injury by 99 percent. Wearing a seatbelt on a ROPS protected tractor will keep you within the “zone of safety” in the event of an overturn. While using a seatbelt with ROPS, it’ll give the user complete protection and the rollbar alone still greatly increases the chance of survival. This group has worked together to create The National ROPS Rebate Program, which launched on June 28.
DEWALT® Launches 20V MAX* Compact Cordless Chainsaw
DEWALT® launched the 20V MAX* Compact Cordless Chainsaw (DCCS620). Specifically designed for use in construction applications, the chainsaw is a versatile option for tree work, cutting timbers, or demolition on a jobsite. The 20V MAX* Compact Chainsaw features a 12 in. Oregon® bar and chain that offers low kickback cutting in compact spaces as well as tool-free tensioning and auto-oiling. Equipped with an efficient brushless motor, the chainsaw achieves up to 90 cuts per charge using a 20V MAX* 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion battery (DCB205) on 4×4 inch pressure-treated pine wood.
Goulds Water Technology Donates Variable Speed Drive System to 2017 Empire Farm Days Show
Goulds Water Technology (GWT) is donating a variable speed drive system to the Empire Farm Days Show in Seneca Falls, New York, Aug. 8 to 10. The GWT variable speed drive system — designed with a 150L15 submersible pump, motor and Aquavar SPD variable speed single pump drive — will pump water from an on-site well to irrigate the show grounds and supply water for farm demonstrations held throughout the show.