Cushman, a manufacturer of commercial and utility vehicles, now offers optional Roll-Over Protection Systems (ROPS) for its full line of Hauler utility vehicles. Previously available only by custom request, ROPS can now be specified for all of the company’s Hauler, Hauler X, and Hauler PRO models. Cushman’s ROPS provides full rollover protection and helps absorb the impact during an accidental rollover.
Unlike Operator Protective Systems, ROPS is tested to a higher standard and does more than protect vehicle operators and passengers from a lateral impact in the event of an accident. The systems include seatbelts, headrests, and protective side netting in addition to 1.75″ tubular frames to assist in smooth rolling. Operator Protective Systems use a 1″ square frame structure, which is not as effective as the tubular design in dampening the impact during a roll. ROPS are also tested and held to more stringent standards by the International Organization for Standardization, an independent, non-governmental membership organization dedicated to ensuring products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.
Customers can add optional ROPS to any of Cushman’s Hauler models. The original Hauler UTV features 13hp Kawasaki gas-powered engine or zero-emissions 48-volt electric drivetrain and 800 to 1,200 pound load capacities. The Hauler X combines the versatility of the Hauler with added power for heavier-duty jobs. Three Hauler X models are available: the Hauler 800X with a 13.5hp gas engine or 48-volt drive train; the Hauler 1200X with a 13.5hp, 401cc gas engine; or the Hauler 1500X with a 16hp, 480cc V-twin gas engine.
And, Cushman’s Hauler PRO provides the range and power once exclusive to gas-powered machines in a silent, zero-emissions vehicle. The Hauler PRO features a 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, upgraded from more traditional 48-volt systems, that offers up to 50 miles of range between charges.