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February 25, 2014 - ANSI/ASAE AD5687:1999, Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — determination and designation of grain tank capacity and unloading device performance, replaces ISO 5687:1999, which was without deviations. Revised adoption clarifies standard by removing all subjectivity from testing procedure. Deviations now include additional bounds on test parameters to improve test repeatability, with goal of achieving greater reliability and consistency of reported results regardless of facilitator.

ASABE Revises Combine Harvester ISO Standard Adoption


American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
2950 Niles Road
Saint Joseph, MI, 49085
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Press release date: February 17, 2014

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN — The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its previous adoption of an international standard, ISO 5687:1999, Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — determination and designation of grain tank capacity and unloading device performance.

The new standard, ANSI/ASAE AD5687:1999, Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — determination and designation of grain tank capacity and unloading device performance, replaces the previous adoption, which was without deviations, to one with specific technical deviations.  The revised adoption clarifies the standard by removing all subjectivity from the testing procedure.  The deviations include additional bounds on test parameters to improve test repeatability and robustness, with the goal of achieving greater reliability and consistency of the reported results regardless of facilitator.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text via electronic download 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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