The Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) Rebate Program makes tractor safety equipment affordable and simple to order.
The 2021 Minnesota Legislature is providing $100k for farm safety programs, including the ROPS Rebate Program. Now is the time to contact the National ROPS Rebate Program (NRRP) to get your name on the waitlist.
For Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022), we have approximately $100k for this and the Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share programs. We will update the amount available throughout the year.
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.
Minnesota farmers and schools are eligible to apply for this funding to retrofit tractors built before 1987 with ROPS and a seat belt that are certified to appropriate national or international rollover protection structure standards.
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 30 days after the NRRP receives your paperwork.
As of June 2021, over 390 tractors have 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 additional funding for farm safety initiatives (including the ROPS Rebate and Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share programs). The NRRP is now contacting farmers on the waitlist so they can begin to install their ROPS kits.
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.