Category Archives: ASABE

ASAE/ASABE S477.1

Terminology for Soil-Engaging Components for Conservation-Tillage Planters, Drills, and Seeders

Published by: The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 08/01/2013 / 15 pages
1.1 The purpose of this Standard is to provide uniform terminology for the soil-engaging components of
planters, drills and other seeders used in conservation-tillage systems so as to improve communication among
those who design, develop, produce, sell, service, demonstrate and report the performance of such machines.

1.2 This Standard is limited to machine components for planters, drills and other row-type seeders used for
establishing field crops with conservation-tillage systems. It does not include components for aerial, broadcast
or other random-pattern seeding machines, nor those used exclusively for seeding vegetable or other specialty
crops.

1.3 This Standard is limited to those machine components that actively engage and/or penetrate the soil during the
seeding operation and which affect the total performance of the seeding machine.

1.4 This Standard includes numerous references to, but does not attempt thorough descriptions of, machine
frames or transport components, drive mechanisms, metering devices, suspensions for seeding units, and
hoppers and containers for seed or other materials that may be applied during the seeding operation.

1.5 Dimensions, spacing, operating depths and velocities are used in some cases as part of the component
descriptions. These are for informational purposes only and do not imply performance specifications for any type of
component design, soil condition, or seeding practice.

1.6 This Standard is intended to be consistent with terminology in other ASAE standards including ASAE Standard
S414, Terminology and Definitions for Agricultural Tillage Implements, and ASAE Engineering Practice EP291,
Terminology and Definitions for Soil Tillage and Soil-Tool Relationships.

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ASAE/ASABE S580.1

Testing and Reporting Solar Cooker Performance

Published by: The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 11/01/2013 / 6 pages
1.1 This Standard is intended to:

1.1.1 Promote uniformity and consistency in the terms and units used to describe, test, rate, and evaluate
solar cookers, solar cooker components, and solar cooker operation.
1.1.2 Provide a common format for presentation and interpretation of test results to facilitate communication.
1.1.3 Provide a single measure of thermal performance so consumers may compare different designs when
selecting a solar cooker.

1.2 The scope of this Standard includes:
1.2.1 All solar powered batch-process food and water heating devices (solar cookers). Devices designed to
desiccate (dryers) are not covered.
1.2.2 Within the scope of this Standard a solar cooker shall be understood to include the cooking vessel(s)
together with associated supporting, heat transfer and heat retention surfaces, heat storage and transfer media
and associated pumps and controls, light transmitting and reflecting surfaces, and all associated adjustments,
supports, and solar locating and tracking mechanisms as may be integral parts of a particular solar cooker.
1.2.3 Estimates of cost and durability vary significantly by location and are not within the scope of this
standard.
1.2.4 Estimates of consumer satisfaction are subjective and are not within the scope of this standard.

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ASAE/ASABE S269.5

Densified Products for Bulk Handling – Definitions and Method

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-Oct-2012 / 8 pages

This Standard defines various densified products composed mainly of forage, woody crops, or other fibrous
and non-fibrous material for bulk handling in the feed and non-feed industries. It establishes universal methods
and procedures for measuring unit density, bulk density, durability, and moisture content.

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ASAE/ASABE S466.2

Nomenclature/Terminology for Livestock Manure Handling Equipment

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-Oct-2012 / 6 pages

The purpose of this Standard is to define the terminology and establish uniformity within the field of
livestock waste/manure handling equipment.

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ANSI/ASAE/ASABE EP486.2

Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-Oct-2012 / 53 pages

This engineering practice contains safety factors and other provisions for allowable stress design
(ASD) which is also known as working stress design, and for load and resistance factor design (LRFD) which is
also known as strength design. It also contains properties and procedures for modeling soil deformation for use
in structural building frame analyses.

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ASAE/ASABE S615

Cotton Module Cover Material Performance

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-Aug-2012 / 8 pages

1 Scope

1.1 This performance standard applies to materials used to manufacture covers intended to protect cotton
modules after harvest from rain and wind exposure during outdoor storage by minimizing the fiber quality
damage and fiber loss that can occur under poor storage conditions. Module covers are typically used over
multiple harvest seasons where they experience exposure to wind and ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sunlight). Of
these two degradation sources, mechanical motion from wind and other sources has been found to be the
dominant factor. This standard specifies a minimum ability to maintain water penetration resistance following
mechanical flexing.

1.2 Module cover materials may be constructed of natural or man-made fibers, tapes, film (woven or
extruded) or combination of fibers that may be coated and have ultraviolet inhibitors added. Although covers
will include sections of materials that are connected by seams, reinforcements, and/or have fused intersections
and have grommets inserted to tie down or secure the cover onto a cotton module with ropes or cords, this
performance standard only applies to the material used to form the top surface of the module cover.

1.3 The physical test requirements for materials used in module covers are those that can predict functional
protection and reasonable durability for extended periods of use. The tests are intended to evaluate the
degradation of resistance to water penetration after repeated mechanical flexing (similar to wind motion).

1.4 This standard was developed and applies to material covers for rectangular-shaped cotton modules.

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ASAE/ASABE S579.1

Yield Monitor Field Test Engineering Procedure

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-Jul-2012 / 8 pages

This procedure provides the basic requirements for evaluating field performance accuracy of a yield
monitor installed on a harvester.

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ANSI/ASAE/ASABE AD3776-3:2009

Tractors and machinery for agriculture – Seat belts – Part 3: Requirements for assemblies

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-Jul-2012 / 14 pages

ANSI/ASABE AD3776-3:2009, Agricultural Tractors and machinery for agriculture – Seat belts – Part 3:
Requirement for assemblies, is an adoption with deviations of the identically titled ISO standard ISO 3776-
3:2009, Agricultural Tractors and machinery for agriculture – Seat belts – Part 3: Requirement for assemblies.
Deviations noted in the following Foreword sections pertain to those provisions where harmonization could not
be achieved between ASABE and the International Standard.

Keywords:
Seat belts, Anchorage, Tractors, Self-propelled machinery

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ASAE/ASABE S301.5

Agricultural equipment – Front loaders – Dimensional and operational ratings

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-Sep-2012 / 6 pages

The purpose of this Standard is to define specifications for establishing dimensional and operational
ratings for front-end agricultural loaders. Any specification published that is not in accordance with criteria of
this Standard should be defined.

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ANSI/ASAE/ASABE S358.3

Moisture Measurement-Forages

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 01-May-2012 / 3 pages

This Standard establishes uniform methodology for estimating the moisture content of forage materials in
various forms. Other techniques, such as Karl Fischer titration and toluene distillation, should be used for more
accurate moisture determination.

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