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ASAE/ASABE ISO 3776-1:2006 (R2016)

Tractors and machinery for agriculture – Seat belts – Part 1: Anchorage location requirements

Published by: 2012-05-01 / 2012-05-01
ASABE/ISO 3776-1:2006, Agricultural Tractors and machinery for agriculture – Seat belts – Part 1:
Anchorage location requirements, is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO standard ISO
3776-1:2006, Agricultural Tractors and machinery for agriculture – Seat belts – Part 1: Anchorage location
requirements.

ASABE/ISO 3776-1:2006 specifies the location, relative position and threaded hole dimensions of the
anchorages for pelvic restraint (seat) belt assemblies intended to be used by the operators of agricultural
tractors and self-propelled machinery.

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ASAE/ASABE S626

Landscape Irrigation System Uniformity and Application Rate Testing

Published by: 2016-09-01 / 2016-09-01 / 12 pages
This standard provides methods for evaluating the application rate and/or uniformity of coverage of installed
landscape irrigation systems. The landscapes covered include continuous areas of turf or small ground cover, or
other areas where irrigation coverage is unimpeded by the landscape materials.

The methods described in this standard provide a representation of the performance of the irrigation system at
the time of the test. It may or may not be representative of the everyday performance of the system. The methods
may be used as part of an overall irrigation system audit. Accuracy of the results depends on the quality of
measurements and data provided by the end user.

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ASAE/ASABE S592.1

Best Management Practices for Boom Spraying

Published by: 2016-08-01 / 2016-08-01 / 14 pages
1 Purpose and Scope

1.1 Purpose of this standard is to identify Best Management Practices (BMPs) to enhance responsible
stewardship of pest control products associated with the spray application process, with emphasis on
equipment selection, setup, and use for efficient application with minimal off-target spray drift and to comply
with the pest control product label. The standard codifies basic BMPs for boom spraying in a step-by-step
procedure for a wide audience ranging from those with little familiarity with sprayers to seasoned professionals
and researchers. Specific steps apply to many boom spray applications, and the concepts presented will apply
to most boom spray applications. Applicators must be well informed about the specific recommendations for a
given pesticide, and must follow federal, state, and local government laws and regulations on pesticide
application. Ordinances should be consulted to ensure compliance with codes that are more restrictive than
those presented in this standard.

1.2 Scope of the standard is inclusive of ground-operated horizontal boom sprayers, which are typically used
but not restricted to deposit spraying of production fields, pastures, turf and lawns. Boom sprayers with
deposition aides such as air-assistance, shields, foils, or other devices and atomizers that use pneumatic,
rotary, electrostatic, or other alternatives – each may require additional steps and considerations beyond the
minimum basics outlined by this standard to ensure full application benefit of that technology. Similarly,
technologies subjected and approved to validation tests of U.S. EPA Drift Reduction Technology program may
complement the minimum basics outlined by this BMP. The scope excludes aerial and orchard/vineyard air
blast spray applications.

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ASAE/ASABE S225.2

Chisel Plows, Field Cultivators, Row Crop Cultivators, Ripper Shanks and Ground Tool Mountings

Published by: 2016-08-01 / 2016-08-01 / 9 pages
1 Purpose and Scope



1.1 The purpose of this Standard is to provide greater interchangeability of cultivator sweeps, shovels, and
points used on various types of footpieces for row crop cultivators, field cultivators, chisel plows and rippers; to
provide a good fit and thereby better mechanical support for sweeps, shovels and points on such footpieces; and
to provide ground clearance between the lowest portion of footpieces or attaching bolts and the cutting edge of
sweeps to accommodate wear.



1.2 This Standard includes the following specifications for row crop cultivators, field cultivators, chisel plows
and rippers:

1.2.1 Mounting specifications for the ground tool attaching portion of the shank as applied to spring trip and
friction trip shanks, stiff shanks and square coil spring tool shanks, and flat spring tooth shanks.

1.2.2 Attaching specifications for sweeps with curved stems; double pointed shovels, teeth and spikes; and
spear point and single end shovels; and ripper shank points.

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ASAE/ASABE ISO 27850:2013

Tractors for agriculture and forestry – Falling object protective structures – Test procedures and performance requirements

Published by: 2016-05-01 / 2016-05-01
This International Standard sets forth the test procedure and performance requirements for a falling object
protective structure, in the event such a structure is installed on an agricultural or forestry tractor.

This International Standard is applicable to agricultural and forestry tractors having at least two axles for
pneumatic tyred wheels or having tracks instead of wheels.

This International Standard does not apply to forestry machinery as defined in ISO 6814.

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ASAE/ASABE AD3600:2015

Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment – Operator’s manuals – Content and format

Published by: 2016-05-01 / 2016-05-01 / 11 pages
ANSI/ASABE AD3600:2015 specifies the content and gives guidance on the format of operator’s manuals
for tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, and powered lawn and garden equipment. It is intended to
assist manufacturers of the machinery in the drafting and presentation of these manuals. Manuals intended for
use by a service technician are not within the scope of this Standard

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ASAE/ASABE EP505.1

Measurement and Reporting Practices of Automated Ag Weather Stations

Published by: The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 2015-04-01 / 21 pages
This Engineering Practice applies to automatic weather stations installed individually, or as part of
a network of stations, for the measurement and reporting of specific weather variables in agricultural
environments. This Engineering Practice also addresses a recommended core set of measurements and
general siting considerations for agricultural weather stations. It is recognized that special purpose agricultural
weather stations may deviate from the recommendations herein, particularly with respect to sensor deployment
and station siting conditions. This Engineering Practice does not specifically address these special purpose
stations.

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ASAE/ASABE EP260.5

Design and Construction of Subsurface Drainage Systems on Agricultural Lands in Humid Areas

Published by: The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers / 2015-02-01 / 31 pages
This Engineering Practice is intended as a guide for both the design and construction of subsurface drainage
systems, particularly as a resource for developing detailed construction drawings and specifications for a
specific drainage project. In addition to this Engineering Practice, subsurface drain construction shall conform
to all applicable local, state, or federal regulations. This Engineering Practice is not directly applicable to the
design of subsurface drains in irrigated semiarid and arid regions or to the design of mole drainage systems.

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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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