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Agricultural Drawbar Jacks Standard has been adopted by ASABE.

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July 15, 2014 - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announced adoption of ASABE/ISO 12140:2013, Agricultural machinery — Agricultural trailers and trailed equipment — Drawbar jacks, as well as withdrawal of corresponding standard ASAE S485.3, Implement Mounted, Screw-Type Jacks, on which the ISO 12140:2013 is based. These actions promote harmonization of national and international standards, facilitating manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

2950 Niles Road, Saint Joseph, MI, 49085, USA

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ASABE Adopts Agricultural Drawbar Jacks Standard

Press release date: July 9, 2014

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces the adoption of ASABE/ISO 12140:2013, Agricultural machinery — Agricultural trailers and trailed equipment — Drawbar jacks.  Concurrently, ASABE has withdrawn its corresponding standard, ASAE S485.3, Implement Mounted, Screw-Type Jacks, on which the ISO 12140:2013 is based.

The actions promote harmonization of the national and international standards, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide.   More than 40 ISO documents now have been nationally adopted by ASABE.
ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download in about a week. 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 250 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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