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ASABE Revises Standard on automatic agricultural weather stations.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised its standard for automatic agricultural weather stations: ASAE EP505.1, Measurement and Reporting Practices for Automatic Agricultural Weather Stations. Revision aligns with current practices and equipment by establishing minimum recommendations for measurement, reporting, siting, operation, maintenance, and data management...

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ASABE revises combine harvester ISO standard adoption.

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,...

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ASABE to revise polyethylene pipe standard.

ASABE has initiated project to revise ASAE S435, Polyethylene Pipe Used for Microirrigation Laterals. Revision will be a complete rewrite to reflect current industry best practices, and will contain requirements and methods for testing of polyethylene materials and of pipe or tubing made from those materials in standard dimensions for microirrigation. Revision will cover classification,...

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ASABE and ISO are harmonizing screw-type jack standards.

ASABE has initiated revision to ASAE S485.1, Implement Mounted Screw-Type Jacks with anticipated publication date of December 2010. Earlier this year, ISO approved draft revision of ISO 12140:1998, Agricultural machinery - Agricultural trailers and trailed equipment - Drawbar jacks, which incorporates necessary changes for harmonization of ASABE and ISO documents. Once ISO 12140 revision is...

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ASABE Standards focus on improving braking performance.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) developed five standards for braking for agricultural equipment. These standards include General Requirements, requirements for Agricultural Tractors, Self-Propelled and Special Self-Propelled Equipment, Towed Equipment and the Interface between Towing Equipment and Towed Equipment. The new standards are defined in ANSI/ASAE...

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ASABE to adopt Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) replaces ANSI/ASAE S390.5 standard with ANSI/ASAE S390.6 (ISO 12934:2013). The new standards include Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment which is basis document for ISO 12934. Harmonizing national and international standardization, the adoption aims at facilitating advancements in safety and...

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ASABE modifies adoption of ISO Standard 2012 on tractor safety.

Revising its adoption of ISO 26322-1:2008 Standard on tractor safety 2012, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) upgrades ANSI/ASABE AD26322-1:2008 NOV2016 standards. Integrating both national and international standardization, this adoption helps in facilitating manufacturing and safety advancements and product marketing worldwide.

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ASABE to revise symbols for operator controls.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is adopting two ISO standards for agricultural equipment symbols. They include ISO 3767-1:2016, Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment - Symbols for operator controls and other displays, Part 1: Common symbols and Part 2: Symbols for agricultural tractors and machinery. 

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ASABE replaces document ANSI/ASAE S278.7 JUL2003 (ISO 11001-1:1993).

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards in publication. ASABE announces that it has adopted document ANSI/ASABE AD11001-1:2016 NOV2016, Agricultural wheeled tractors – Three-point hitch couplers – Part 1: U-frame couplers, for...

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ASABE Rvises Its Standards on farm-equipment safety.

Including updates to normative references, ASABE’s revised ANSI/ASAE S354.6, Safety for Farmstead Equipment, contains specifications that offer reasonable degree of personal safety during normal operation and servicing of farmstead equipment not covered by other ASABE safety standards. Standards apply only to agricultural field equipment used in agricultural operations, and does not apply to...

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ASABE approves rotary and flail mower standards.

ASABE has adopted 4 standards that address safety and testing of rotary disk, drum, and flail mowers. Three of the documents are international standards, adoption of which further harmonizes national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide. Fourth standard, ANSI/ASABE S639, Safety Standard for Large Row-Crop...

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ASABE revises standard for combine testing.

ANSI/ASAE S396.3, Combine Capacity and Performance Test Procedure, includes updated text that clarifies wording and incorporates new practices for performing loss testing on combine harvesters. Standard has been proposed as basis for revision to International Standard ISO 5687: 1999, Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — Determination and designation of grain tank capacity and...

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NHTSA Rule addresses agricultural equipment lighting/marking.

U.S. DOT has published final rule, Lighting and Marking on Agricultural Equipment, which directly points to requirements and content of ASAE S279.14, Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways, and ASAE S390.4, Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment, or any successors to those standards. Formation of rule was mandated in the 2012 highway bill signed by...

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