ASABE Approves Standard on Pintle Hitching System

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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 benefits in situations in which the design limits of a ball hitch and drawbar might be exceeded such as towing agricultural implements or bulk carrier equipment.


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ASABE Develops Standard for Pintle Hitching Systems

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has approved a standard on pintle hitching system requirements for implements towed over the road.

Pintle systems offer advantages in situations in which the design limits of a ball hitch and drawbar may be exceeded, for example, in towing agricultural implements or bulk carrier equipment.

ANSI/ASABE S638, Pintle Hitch and Ring for Over the Road Towed Implements, establishes requirements for using a pintle hitching system to add connection flexibility with the use of pintle hooks and tow rings.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download in about six weeks. 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 OrderStandard@asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 270 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 http://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 http://www.asabe.org/.

CONTACT

Dolores Landeck

269-932-7039

landeck@asabe.org

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