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ASABE Adopts ISO Standard for rear-mounted 3-point linkage.

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February 26, 2013 - Further harmonizing national and international standardization, ASABE has completed adoption of ISO 730:2009 for rear-mounted 3-point linkage of agricultural wheeled tractors. Said adoption, ANSI/ASABE AD730:2009 DEC2012, Agricultural wheeled tractors – Rear-mounted three-point linkage – Categories 1N, 1, 2N, 2, 3N, 3, 4N, and 4, deviates from ISO document by correcting value of movement range for Category 1N linkage and replacing ISO document normative reference with ASABE standard.

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ASABE Adopts Rear-Mounted Three-Point Linkage ISO Standard

Press release date: February 14, 2013

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed adoption of ISO standard ISO 730:2009 for rear-mounted three-point linkage of agricultural wheeled tractors.

The adoption, ANSI/ASABE AD730:2009 DEC2012, Agricultural wheeled tractors — Rear-mounted three-point linkage — Categories 1N, 1, 2N, 2, 3N, 3, 4N and 4, replaces ASAE S217.12, Three-Point Free Link Attachment for Hitching Implements to Agricultural Wheel Tractors.  The ASABE standard deviates from the ISO document by correcting the value of the movement range for Category 1N linkage and replacing an ISO document normative reference with an ASABE standard.  Users of the new ISO adoption will notice many similarities with the withdrawn ASAE S217.12, an earlier version of which provided much of the original basis for the ISO standard.

This adoption further harmonizes national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements and product marketing worldwide.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download in about two weeks. Location for the download is on the ASABE online Technical Library at: elibrary.asabe.org. Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at martin@asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 240 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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