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ASABE to revise ISO standard for front-mounted PTOs.

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September 25, 2012 - ASABE has initiated a project that will consider enhancements to ANSI/ASABE AD8759-1:1998 JUN2012, Agricultural wheel tractors – Front-mounted equipment – Part 1: Power take-off and three-point linkage. Changes being sought would permit Type 1 PTOs with 35 mm diameter, 540 rpm, and anti-clockwise rotation as viewed from front of tractor. They would also specify same anti-clockwise rotation for Type 2 and Type 3 PTOs; the rotation orientation that dominates globally.

American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers - St Joseph, MI

Original Press Release

ASABE to Revise Previously Adopted ISO Standard for Front-Mounted PTO

Press release date: September 17, 2012

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated a project to revise a previously adopted ISO standard ISO 8759-1:1998, Agricultural wheel tractors – Front-mounted equipment – Part 1: Power take-off and three-point linkage.

The project will consider enhancements to ANSI/ASABE AD8759-1:1998 JUN2012, Agricultural wheel tractors – Front-mounted equipment – Part 1: Power take-off and three-point linkage.  The changes being sought would permit Type 1 PTOs with 35-mm diameter, 540 rpm, and anti-clockwise rotation as viewed from the front of the tractor.  The changes would also specify the same anti-clockwise rotation for Type 2 and Type 3 PTOs; the rotation orientation that dominates globally.

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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