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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 Revises Safety Standard for Operating Agricultural Mobile Liquid and Slurry Tanks

St Joseph, Michigan - The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for operating mobile liquid and slurry tanks. The standard, ASAE S317.1 JAN2020, Improving Safety on Enclosed Mobile Tanks for Transporting and Spreading Agricultural Liquids and Slurry, was originally developed in 1968. It provides a guide for uniform practice and is intended to...

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ASABE Revises Farm and Agricultural Injury Classification Code

St. Joseph, Michigan - The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for classifying farm and agricultural injuries. The revision, ASAE S575.2 NOV2019, Farm and Agricultural Injury Classification (FAIC) Code, provides a more modern and consistent means of classification to individuals assigning codes, regardless of their knowledge of agricultural...

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ASABE Announces Revision of ANSI/ASAE S279.18 and ASABE/ISO 20383:2017 Standard of Agricultural Equipment

ANSI/ASAE S279.18 revision requires the use of the SMV emblem on all interchangeable towed machinery and trailers. Includes updated normative references and an illustrated guide to be used in applying the standard. Provides informative annex and depicts proper lighting and marking of agricultural tractors, combines, sprayers, self-propelled equipment, rear-mounted implements and trailers.

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ASABE Revises Safety Requirements for Tractor-Mounted Hole Diggers

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers revises the safety requirements standards for tractor-mounted, boom-type post hole diggers. ANSI/ASABE S619.1, contains updated normative references and clarifies guarding requirements for the drive shaft and connection points. Standard applies to boom-type post hole diggers designed and intended for digging vertical, cylindrical holes.

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ISO Standards for Agricultural Tractors Adopted by ASABE

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) completes the adoption of three recently published ISO standards for front-mounted agricultural equipment. The ISO adoptions are ANSI/ASABE AD8759-1:2018, ANSI/ASABE AD8759-3:2018 and ANSI/ASABE AD8759-4:2018. All three international documents were adopted with deviations, the most notable of which is found in the ISO...

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ASABE Standards Now Includes Commercial Turf Equipment and Compact Utility Tractors For PTO

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard that include commercial turf equipment and compact utility tractors for power take-off (PTO) on lawn and garden tractors. ASAE S431.4, 2000-RPM Front and Mid PTO for Lawn and Garden Ride-on Tractors and Commercial Turf Equipment, Mid PTO for Compact Utility Tractors, provides dimensions, speed and...

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ASABE Approves Standard on Pintle Hitching System

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has developed a standard on Pintle hitching system requirements to implement towed over the road. ANSI/ASABE S638 standard Pintle Hitch and Ring for Over the Road Towed Implements, create requirements for using a pintle hitching system to add a relation flexibility with the help of using pintle hooks and tow rings. Pintle systems offering...

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ASABE Releases Revised AG Scraper Tractor Safety Standards

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has revised standards to ensure safety for agricultural tractors used in scraper tractor applications. The revision includes latest version of normative references. The ANSI/ASABE S602.3 safety standards are formed for Tractors of agriculture and forestry-falling object protective structures- test procedures and performance...

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