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

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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 direction of rotation. ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download in about two weeks.


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Asabe Expands Scope of Standard for Lawn and Garden Tractors

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for power take-off (PTO) on lawn and garden tractors. The standard now includes commercial turf equipment and compact utility 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 general specifications, including control, dimensions, speed, and direction of rotation for power take-off shafts and the mating attachment connector. The specifications apply to front-mounted PTOs on lawn and garden ride-on tractors, commercial turf equipment, and lawn ride-on tractors, as well as to mid-mounted PTOs on lawn and garden ride-on tractors, commercial turf equipment, lawn ride-on tractors, and compact utility tractors.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download in about two 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 www.asabe.org/.

CONTACT

Dolores Landeck

269-932-7039

landeck@asabe.org

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