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ASABE Standards Projects, Adoptions, Revisions and Withdrawals

Most current projects are listed in the current ASABE Standards CD-ROM publication

Since the publication of the 2015 CD-ROM, here are the standards not listed in that document. For information on ISO activities, contact the ASABE Global Standards Administrator.

Projects initiated since the last publication (* indicates a revision to an existing ASABE standard.):


withdrawal of ANSI/ASAE S323.2, Definitions of Powered Lawn and Garden Equipment


withdrawal of ANSI/ASABE S599, Standardized Deployment Performance of an Automatically Deployable ROPS for Turf & Landscape Equipment


Pintle Hitching System. Press Release (PDF)

*500P2 2016Rev

Agricultural tractors — Rear-mounted power take-off types 1, 2 and 3 — Part 2: Narrow-track tractors, dimensions for master shield and clearance zone

*X8759P2 2016Rev

Agricultural wheeled tractors — Front-mounted equipment — Part 2: Stationary equipment connection


Design of Anaerobic Lagoons for Animal Waste Management


Guidelines for Calibrating, Validating, and Evaluating Hydrologic and Water Quality Models (PDF)

*X354.6 Safety for Farmstead Equipment
*X390.6 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Basic types - Definitions. Press Release (PDF)
*X396.3 Combine Capacity and Performance Test Prodcedure. Press Release (PDF)
Design and Management of Storages for Bulk, Fall-Crop, Irish Potatoes
*X425.1 Underground Outlets for Conservation Practices
*X6489P3 2015Rev Agricultural vehicles - Mechanical connections between towed and towing vehicles - Part 3: Tractor drawbar
*X344.5 Lighting Systems for Agricultural Facilities
*X592.1 Best Management Practices for Boom Spraying
X11001-1 Agricultural wheeled tractors - Three-point hitch couplers - Part 1: U-frame couplers
X647 Seed Cotton Module Identification System. Press Release (PDF)
*X225.2 Chisel Plow, Field and Row Crop Cultivator Shanks and Ground Tool Mountings
X643 Putting Green and Sports Field Design and Construction
X645 Precision Planter Testing Terminology and Methods. Press Release (PDF)
X642 Recommended methods of measurements and testing for LED radiation products in plant growth and development applications.
*X625.1 Drawbar Pin Dimensions and Requirements for Towed Equipment. Press Release (PDF)
X640 Radiation Metrics for Plant Growth Applications in Controlled Environment
*X497.8 Agricultural Machinery Management Data  
*X315.5 Agricultural Baling Twine for Automatic Balers. Press Release (PDF)
*X324.2 Volumetric Capacity of Box Type Manure Spreaders – Dual Rating Method, Press Release (PDF)

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New standards approved since the last CD publication:

ANSI/ASABE AD3600:2015 MAY2016

Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment — Operator’s manuals — Content and format.  Press Release (PDF)

ASABE/ISO 27850:2013 MAY2016

Tractors for agriculture and forestry — Falling object protective structures — Test procedures and performance requirements. Press Release (PDF)

ASABE/ISO 3776-2:2013 FEB2016 Tractors and machinery for agriculture - Seat belts - Part 2: Anchorage strengh requirements. Press Release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE EP585 DEC2015 Animal Mortality Composting. Press Release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE 623 OCT2015 Determining Landscape Plant Water Demands. Press release (PDF)
ASABE/ISO 12188-2:2012 OCT2015 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Test procedures for positioning and guidance systems in agriculture - Part 2: Testing of satellite-based auto-guidance systems during straight and level travel. Press Release (PDF
ANSI/ASABE AD5674 Tractors and machinery for agricultural and forestry — Guards for power take-off (PTO) drive shafts — Strength and wear tests and acceptance criteria
ASABE/ISO TS28924:2007 SEP2015 Agricultural machinery - Guards for moving parts of power transmission - Guard opening without tool (PDF)

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Revisions since the last CD publication:

ANSI/ASAE S276.8 APR2016

Slow-Moving Vehicle Identification Emblem (SMV Emblem). Press Release (PDF)

ANSI/ASAE S376.3 FEB2016

Design, Installation and Performance of Underground, Thermoplastic Irrigation Pipelines (PDF)

ASABE/ISO 23205:2014 FEB2016 Agricultural tractors - Instructional seat. Press Release (PDF)
ASABE EP464.1 Grassed Waterway for Runoff Control (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE S422.1 DEC2015 Mapping Symbols and Nomenclature for Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for Land Distrurbing Activities. Press Release (PDF)
ASABE/ISO 3776-3:2009 OCT2015 Tractors and machinery for agriculture - Seat belts - Part 3: Requirements for assemblies. Press Release (PDF)
ANSI/ASAE S355.5 SEP2015 Safety Practices for Agricultural Fron-end Loaders
ASAE S211.6 SEP2015 V-Belt and V-Ribbed Belt Drives for Agricultural Machines. Press Release (PFD)
ASAE S526.4 SEP2015 Soil and Water Terminology. Press release (PDF)
ASAE EP562.1 SEP2015 Procedure for Determining Recommended Ballast and Minimum Rear Wheel Tread Settings for Agricultural Tractors with Agricultural Front Loaders
ASAE S583.1 AUG215 Safety for Agricultural Front End Loaders
ANSI/ASAE S331.6 AUG2015 Implement Power Take-Off Drive Shaft Specifications. Press release (PDF)
ANSI/ASAE S343.4 JUN2015 Terminology for Combines and Grain Harvesting. Press Release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE S602.2 MAY2015 General Safety Standard for Agricultural Tractors in Scraper Applications

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Withdrawals since the last CD publication:

ANSI/ASAE EP363.2 JUL2012 Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment — Operator’s manual — Content and format
ANSI/ASAE S522.1 JAN2005 (R2014) Tractors and machinery for agricultural and forestry — Guards for power take-off (PTO) drive shafts — Strength and wear tests and acceptance criteria
ANSI/ASABE 370.5 FEB2011 2000-RPM Power Take-Off for Lawn and Garden Ride-On Tractors
ASAE EP419.1 Evaluation of Irrigation Furrows 

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Recent ISO activity within ASABE (updated 8/15/2014):

ISO/TC 23/WG4, Sustainability
A New Working Item Proposal has been approved (ISO 17989-1"Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Sustainability - Principles") with ~16 pages of comments. A new Working Group 4 has been established and the US has named the following five (5) experts: E.B. Smith (Deere), Dan Mustico (OPEI), D. Murray (AGCO), M. Lyons (CNH), and Tom Skove (MTD). It is expected that this basis document will lead to sustainability projects from the various working groups.
ISO/TC 23/SC 2 (Common Tests) Updates 2012-09
Update on ISO 5700, "Tractors for agriculture and forestry - Roll-over protective structures - Static test method and acceptance conditions." A decision was made to modify the text of ISO/OECD 5700 to remove clause 14 (Extension) and have the text proceed to DIS balloting. The US approved the July DIS ballot with 5 pages of comments.
Efforts continue on harmonization of ISO 3776-2:2007, "Tractors and machinery for agriculture - Seat belts - Part 2: Anchorage strength requirements" with the associated OECD Codes. The US approved the recent DIS ballot with comments. Overall results will be available in late October.
A DIS ballot is currently open on ISO/DIS 12934-1 is "Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Definitions." This ballot will close early next year.
Part 2 (Codification for road-use) is related to classification for on-road use and may be published as a Technical Report. No further activity on this has been made available by ANSI.
A ballot is open to publish the current draft of 27850 "Tractors for agriculture and forestry - Falling object protective structures - Test procedures and performance requirements. A second DIS ballot closed in August and the US approved the draft with comments.
ISO/TC 23/SC 3 (Safety) Updates 2015-02

ISO has approved four new projects to develop or revise documents in the ISO 4254 series of standards for agricultural machinery. Press release (PDF).

More details on the portable grain conveying equipment project - ISO 4254-16 are available. Press release (PDF).

ISO/TC 23/SC 4 (Tractors) Updates 2012-09
The most recent International meeting of ISO/TC 23/SC 4, "Tractors and Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry - Tractors" was held in Oostende, Belgium in March of 2011. Rumors of a meeting early next year have not been confirmed.
Voting on the second DIS 12933, "Agricultural tractors -- Requirements for braking" closed and it was approved by a very close margin. Many comments were submitted by several nations. The US disapproved and submitted comments. Strategies continue to ensure the comments of the US and other nations are considered prior to moving this project forward.
The two New Work Item Proposals for the Slow Moving Vehicle Identification Emblem (SMV) and the Speed Indicating Symbol (SIS) were approved by the US TAG and International Committees. Ballots for a Committee Draft (CD) are expected soon, and a draft of the SIS component has been made available.
New projects related ISO 500-1 and -3 (PTO general and PTO master shield) were balloted and the US voted to approve both. Overall vote results have not been published.
A ballot on an amendment for ISO 730 Agricultural wheeled tractors - Rear-mounted three-point linkage - Categories 1N, 1, 2N, 2, 3N, 3, 4N and 4 closed recently and the results are expected soon. The US had voted in support of this amendment.
The amendment would replace Figure 2 and Table 2 related to the distance from PTO to lower link points.
A ballot for an NWIP to revise ISO 23205 (Instructional seat) is currently available for review and vote. The proposal would revise references so that the standard could be adopted without deviations to prescriptive clauses.
Ballots are finally available for ISO 5721 -1 and -2 (Tractors - field of vision to the front and field of vision to the side and rear) These are DIS ballots and voting closes at the end of the year.
  • This work is moving forward and is tied to related work in ISO/TC 23/SC3. The SC3 work activities are for non-tractor agricultural equipment and will begin when parts 1 and 2 reach DIS.
ISO/TC 23/SC 6 (Crop Protection - Spray) Updates 2012-09
This committee recently held a Plenary in China and the US was well represented. Continued emphasis on drift management, chemical use optimization, and worker exposure are apparent.
ISO/TC 23/SC 7 (Harvest Equipment) Updates 2012-09
A DIS ballot is currently open for ISO 5718 (Rotary Blade Requirements) and will close mid-November.
The part 14 bale-wrapper safety project is somewhat stagnant.
The 2012 version of "Agricultural machinery - Safety - Part 13: Large rotary mowers" was published in August.
ISO/TC 23/SC 14 (Symbols, displays, and manuals) Updates 2012-09 The 2012 International meeting was held in February (Paris). Many new symbols are to be considered including but not limited to the area of PTO speed & direction, emissions, powered lawn & garden equipment, agriculture equipment, and forestry equipment. There are currently five (5) ballots open on the various symbols and will close mid-October.
ISO/TC 23/SC 19 (Ag electronics) Updates 2012-09
The dynamic activities within ag electronics (serial control & data network, GPS, and animal ID) continues. The safety implication of their activities are apparent, but will not be reported here.

ISO/TC 238 (Solid biofuels) Updates 2014-08
The first seven parts of ISO 17225 are complete! Press release (PDF).

ISO has approved a new project to develop a standard for thermally treated and densified biomass fuels. The project is designated as ISO 17225-8. Press release (PDF).

ISO TC 283 met in Stockholm recently and made great progress toward developing several standards. Read about it in our press release (PDF).

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