The Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) Rebate Program makes tractor safety equipment affordable and simple to order.
For Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023), we have approximately $130k for this and the Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share programs. We will update the amount available throughout the year.
- Minnesota farmers and schools may apply.
- Retrofits are for tractors built before 1987.
- ROPS kits must be certified to the appropriate national or international standards.
- Used, certified rollbars are only allowed if none are commercially available – contact the National ROPS Rebate Program BEFORE buying used equipment.
The program covers at least 70% of the cost of purchasing, shipping, and installing a rollover protection kit (roll bar and safety belt). Your costs are limited to no more than $500 per tractor.
- Review the information from the National ROPS Rebate Program (NRRP) in New York. NRRP staff administer the program with funding provided by the Minnesota Legislature and private funders.
- Complete the online enrollment form or call toll-free to 877-ROPS-R4U (877-767-7748).
- Review the sourcing information and cost estimates for eligible ROPS kits for your tractor.
- When ready to purchase, contact NRRP staff for pre-approval (good for 10 days).
- Order your ROPS kit and inform NRRP of the final pricing to reserve funding.
- Once installed, send proof of purchase and installation to the NRRP.
- Your rebate check will arrive approximately 45 days after the NRRP receives your paperwork.
Minnesota’s ROPS Rebate program is a public-private partnership. In addition to funding from the Minnesota Legislature, previous donors to the ROPS Rebate program include ADM, AgCountry, AgriBank, Cargill, CHS Inc., Compeer Financial, and Land O’Lakes.
As of June 2021, over 390 tractors had been retrofitted with ROPS using funds the Minnesota Legislature provided in 2016-2017 and donations from private companies. When that money ran out, the NRRP started a list of interested farmers while we waited for additional funding.
In 2021, the legislature appropriated FY22 and FY23 funding for farm safety initiatives (including the ROPS Rebate and Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share programs). The NRRP is working with farmers on the waitlist to install their ROPS kits. As of June 2022, another 40+ tractors had been retrofitted using these funds, and the NRRP will continue to contact farmers until this funding runs out.
If you're interested in this program, contact the NRRP to get on the list to find out when funding is available for your tractor.