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Power Take-Off Standard Revision corrects output speed error.

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ASABE revised one of its 5 recently completed ISO adoptions pertaining to power take-offs on agricultural tractors. "ANSI/ASABE AD500-1:2004 W/Cor. 1 OCT2011, Agricultural tractor - Rear-mounted power take-off types 1, 2 and 3 - Part 1: General specifications, safety requirements, dimensions for master shield and clearance zone" corrects error found in Forward section, in which deviations from ISO document are listed concerning PTO output speed.



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Revision of Power Take-Off Standard Corrects Error



ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN- The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised one of its five recently completed ISO adoptions pertaining to power take-offs on agricultural tractors.

The ASABE revised document, ANSI/ASABE AD500-1:2004 W/Cor. 1 OCT2011, Agricultural tractor - Rear-mounted power take-off types 1, 2 and 3 - Part 1: General specifications, safety requirements, dimensions for master shield and clearance zone, is an adoption, with deviations, of the identically titled international standard, ISO 500-1:2004, The revision corrected an error that was found in the Forward section of the standard, in which deviations from the ISO document are listed, concerning PTO output speed.

A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: martin@asabe.org. ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at www.asabe.org , can view an electronic copy of the standard in about 1 week.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 240 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 ASABE, 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/standards/projects,-adoptions,-revisions,-withdrawals.aspx .

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Its 9,000 members, from more than 100 countries, are consultants, managers, researchers, and others who have the training and experience to understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300 (phone) or (269) 429-3852 (fax); hq@asabe.org. Details can also be found at www.asabe.org/.

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