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 2012 CD-ROM, here are the standards not listed in that
document. For information on ISO activities, contact the ASABE Manager of
Projects initiated since the last publication (*
indicates a revision to an existing ASABE
||Testing Soil Moisture Sensors for
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New standards approved since the last CD
||The most recent CD is available -
no new standards since that publication (May 2013)
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Revisions since the last CD
||Energy Efficiency of Peanut Curing
Systems. Press release (PDF)
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Withdrawals since the last CD
|The most recent CD is available - no withdrawn standards since
that publication (May 2013)
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Recent ISO activity within ASABE (updated
|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
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 2012-09
The HAAM (Highly Automated Ag Machines) ballot has closed with
support and experts named.
|ISO/TC 23/SC 4 (Tractors) Updates
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
- 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
|ISO/TC 23/SC 6 (Crop Protection - Spray) Updates
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
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
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
|ISO/TC 23/SC 19 (Ag electronics) Updates
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