BOSS ORV has been appointed as the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Air-Rops, which offers a range of rollover solutions for the outdoor power equipment industry.

ROPS on ATVs has always been a contentious issue, but BOSS believes that in certain applications, and after a thorough risk assessment, they do offer additional protection for the operator.

The first Air-Rops product BOSS ORV has introduced is the AR Quad safety bar, for ATVs and agricultural machinery. The AR Quad uses Air-Rops technology in a fully automatic Roll Over Protection System. They base the technology on state-of-the-art automotive components, including safety electronics and proven and reliable airbag gas inflators. The AR Quad electronic control unit continuously monitors the behaviour of the quad and warns the rider with acoustic and visual signals when the vehicle is about to reach a state where stability is compromised.

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The system automatically evaluates the rollover condition until a tilting state is reached and, only when the tilt takes place, activates the rollover bar. The electronic control unit operates the inflator, and the gas is fully released, extending the bar and the mechanism locks.

The system only operates when the rider enters and cannot avoid the full tilt. The final position after deployment of the ROPS is limited to a maximum 90 degrees, preventing full rollover, which not only helps minimise personal injury but also reduces damage to the quad.

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