ASABE Releases Revised AG Scraper Tractor Safety Standards

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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 requirements.


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ASABE Revises Ag Scraper Tractor Safety Standard

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed a standard revision addressing safety for agricultural tractors used in scraper tractor applications.

The standard, ANSI/ASABE S602.3, General Safety Standard for Agricultural Tractors in Scraper Applications, was revised to replace the reference to SAE J167, Overhead Protection for Agricultural Tractors – Test procedure and Performance Requirements, with nationally adopted international standard ASABE/ISO 27850:2013, Tractors for agriculture and forestry — Falling object protective structures — Test procedures and performance requirements.

Other changes include the incorporation of the latest version of normative references.

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 OrderStandard@asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 260 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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