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Material, equipment, and tiedown means adequate to insure that the ROPS and its vehicle frame absorb the applied energy.
Recommended, but not mandatory, types of test setups are illustrated in Figure W-1 for all types of equipment to which this section applies; and in Figure W-2 for rubber-tired self-propelled scrapers; Figure W-3 for rubber-tired front-end loaders, rubber-tired dozers, and motor graders; and Figure W-4 for crawler tractors and crawler-type loaders.

FIGURE W-1 - Vertical loading setup for all types of equipment described in 1518.1001(a)                                                      

FIGURE W-2 - Test setup for rubber-tired self-propelled scrapers.

FIGURE W-3 - Test setup for rubber-tired front-end loaders,
                  rubber-tired dozers, and motor graders.

FIGURE W-4 - Sideloading setup for crawler tractors and crawler loaders.
Equipment necessary to measure and apply loads to the ROPS. Adequate means to measure deflections and lengths should also be provided.

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