ST JOSEPH, Mich. — The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has adopted without modifications four ISO standards for roll-over protective structures. The standards are:
- ASABE/ISO 3463:2006, Tractors for agriculture and forestry — Roll-over protective structures (ROPS) — Dynamic test method and acceptance conditions
- ASABE/ISO 5700:2013, Tractors for agriculture and forestry — Roll-over protective structures — Static test method and acceptance conditions
- ASABE/ISO 12003-1:2008, Agricultural and forestry tractors — Roll-over protective structures on narrow-track wheeled tractors — Part 1: Front-mounted ROPS
- ASABE/ISO 12003-2:2008, Agricultural and forestry tractors — Roll-over protective structures on narrow-track wheeled tractors — Part 2: Rear-mounted ROPS
The original ISO documents were developed with U.S. participation and are being used by U.S. tractor manufacturers. The adoptions further harmonize national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide.
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