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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 2013 CD-ROM, here are the standards not listed in that document.  For information on ISO activities, contact the ASABE Manager of International Standards.

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

X632 Agricultural Irrigation Data Exchange
X318.18 Safety for Agricultural Field Equipment
X258.5 Installation of Electric Infrared Brooding Equipment  
X625 Testing Requirements for Drawbar Pins 
X10448 Agricultural tractors - Hydraulic pressure for implements
X431.3 2000-RPM Front and Mid PTO for Lawn and Garden Ride-on Tractors
X582.1 Cotton Gins - Method of Utilizing Emissions Factors in Determining Emission Parameters 
X24347 2013Rev Agricultural vehicles — Mechanical connections between towed and towing vehicles — Dimensions of ball-type coupling device, 80 mm
X636 Bulk Material Physical Properties
X12140 Agricultural machinery — Agricultural trailers and trailed equipment — Drawbar jacks
X505.1 Measurement and Reporting Practices for Automatic Agricultural Weather Stations
X604.1 Safety for Power Take-off (PTO), PTO Drive Shaft, and Power Input Connection (PIC) for Agricultural Field Equipment
X5687_2013Rev Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — determination and designation of grain tank capacity and unloading device performance. Press release (PDF)
X11783P2
W/Cor. 1
Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network - Part 2:  Physical layer
X11783P4 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network - Part 4: Network layer
X11783P5 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network - Part 5: Network management
X11783P8 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network - Part 8: Power train messages
X11783P9 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network - Part 9: Tractor ECU 
X11783P11 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network - Part 11: Mobile data element dictionary
X11783P13 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network - Part 13: File server
X633 Testing Soil Moisture Sensors for Landscape Irrigation

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New standards approved since the last CD publication:

ASABE S532 APR2014  Net Wrap for Round Balers, Press Release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE S619 DEC2013 Safety for Tractor-Mounted Boom-Type Post Hole Diggers Press Release (PDF)
ASAE D245.6 OCT2007 W/Corr. 1    

Moisture Relationships of Plant-based Agricultural Products

ASAE EP344.4 Lighting Systems for Agricultural Facilities. Press release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE AD4254-13 Agricultural machinery - Safety -Part 13: Large rotary mowers. Press release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE AD4254-6 Agricultural machinery - Safety - Part 6: Sprayers and liquid fertilizer distributors. Press release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE S613-3
Tractors and self-propelled machinery for agriculture — Air quality systems for cabs — Part 3: Filters for environmental cab HVAC systems. Press release (PDF)

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Revisions since the last CD publication:

ASABE EP492.1 APR2014 Diversions, Press Release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE S602.1 MAR2014 General Safety Standard for Agricultural Tractors in Scraper Applications
ANSI/ASABE S423.1 MAR2014 Thermal Performance Testing of Open-Loop Solar Ambient Air Heaters with Defined Inlet and Outlet Conditions Press release (PDF)
ANSI/ASAE S296.5 W/Corr. 1 General Terminology for Traction of Agricultural Traction and Transport Devices and Vehicles
ASAE EP558.1 Load Tests for Metal-Clad Wood-Frame Diaphragms
ASAE EP285.8 Use of SI (Metric) Units
ASAE EP258.4 Installation of Electric Infrared Brooding Equipment
ASAE D245.6 W/Corr. 1 Moisture Relationships of Plant-based Agricultural Products
AD5687 Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — determination and designation of grain tank capacity and unloading device performance. Press Release (PDF)
ASAE EP479.1 Operation of Controlled Drainage Systems in Humid Regions. Press release (PDF)
ASABE S615.1 Cotton Module Cover Material Performance
ANSI/ASAE S397.4 Electrical Service and Equipment for Irrigation. Press release (PDF)
ASAE S580.1 Testing and Reporting Solar Cooker Performance. Press release (PDF)
ASAE S477.1 Terminology for Soil-Engaging Components for Conservation-Tillage Planters, Drills, and Seeders. Press release (PDF)
ANSI/ASAE S279.17 Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways. Press release (PDF)
ANSI/ASABE EP486.2ED Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design
ANSI/ASABE S613-2.1 Tractors and self-propelled machinery for agriculture—Air quality systems for cabs—Part 2: Cab & HVAC design. Press release (PDF)
ASAE S488.1 Energy Efficiency of Peanut Curing Systems. Press release (PDF)

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Withdrawals since the last CD publication:

S489 Hydraulic Pressure Available on Agricultural Tractors for Remote Use with Implements
S474.1 Agricultural Rotary Mower Safety. Press release (PDF)
S440
Safety for Powered Lawn and Garden Equipment. Press release (PDF)

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 Recent ISO activity within ASABE (updated 3/06/2014):

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 2014-03

ISO has approved four new projects to develop or revise documents in the ISO 4254 series of standards for agricultural machinery. 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 2014-03
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).

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