Roll-Over Protective Structures and Falling Object Protective Structures are structures whose primary purpose is to reduce the possibility of an operator, who is wearing a safety belt in accordance with AS2664, ISO 6683 or SAEJ386 from being crushed or injured should the machine roll over or be struck by falling rocks or debris.
Rigid Off-Road Highway Vehicle ROPS & FOPS
REA is a market leader in the supply and fitment of ROPS and ROPS/FOPS to trucks working off highway and especially in the mining industry. ROPS Engineering Australia has designed, tested and certified ROPS to suit all makes and models of trucks from small field-service vehicles to large prime movers.
We have built an unrivalled reputation with our customers for quality and service with the fastest delivery time in the industry.
REA has an average delivery time of two to three days, with several models being delivered to customers within the same day — something we are extremely proud to claim. This is due to our ability to complete the entire job in-house and not rely on outside contractors.
All REA ROPS and ROPS/FOPS structures are designed, destructively tested, manufactured, fitted and certified in accordance with ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005. A certification plate displaying the relevant information is attached to each structure in accordance with the standard.
We also support the mining industry where underground vehicles have lower height tolerances. There are a large variety of applications for ROPS and FOPS on mine sites, especially with mobile plant equipment, and we can design and test whatever is required.
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) ROPS/FOPS Modifications & Repairs
All modifications and repairs completed by REA are carried out in accordance with the relevant standards and are certified upon completion. REA can repair, modify and certify any OEM ROPS and FOPS structures or cabs to suit different applications; including lowering the cab height in order to gain greater clearance; widening cabs to accommodate extra seating and fully rebuilding old cabs, all with certification back to the OEM-relevant standard.
ROPS Engineering Australia Inspection & Re-Certification Services
REA has a team of dedicated inspectors experienced in all aspects of ROPS and ROPS/FOPS standards, national and internationally. The Inspection and Re-Certification Team acts as an independent, unbiased body to aid organisations and companies to meet the legal requirements of ROPS and ROPS/FOPS structures.
The team has completed independent inspection and reports for WorkSafe and the Victorian Coroner’s Office. REA can inspect a fleet of machinery and issue new compliance certificates if those machines meet and conform to the current standard requirements.
REA has designed a series of lightweight ROPS structures to aid in reducing the weight loading over the front axle, increasing the carrying capacity of the vehicle.
This was completed with the finished product weighing 70kg less than our previous model.
The Lightweight ROPS was designed to suit a vehicle with a tare weight of 3000kg and with the ROPS weighing in at a fitted weight of 150kg (fitted weight is dependent on vehicle model and may vary slightly).
Examples Of ROPS Engineering Australia’s Ingenuity
REA is the expert in ROPS design and has supplied clients with a variety of structures to suit different needs.
ROPS have been designed for vehicles with chassis-mounted cherry pickers and low-profile ROPS to keep the overall height of the vehicle at a minimum and keep the drag component down, as well as lifting ROPS so that tilt cabs can be opened for service and repairs.
Sleeper Cab ROPS/FOPS
ROPS was contracted to design and manufacture a ROPS/FOPS in accordance with ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 to suit a Kenworth 904 prime mover with an integrated high-top sleeper cab.
The client put a huge emphasis on the ROPS/FOPS not changing the overall look of the vehicle and so the structure had to be in keeping with the shape and style of the 904 while still meeting the stringent testing and other requirements set by the relevant ISO standards.
The exhausts were relocated to the rear of the cab and the ROPS/FOPS structure was mounted in place of the original exhausts.
The design allowed for the old exhaust shrouds to be remounted to the sides of the cab and mask a major part of the ROPS/FOPS structure. This structure has been applied to several more prime movers of similar style with great customer feedback.