1973-02-01

European Legislative Requirements for Agricultural Tractors and Farm Machinery 730788

This paper outlines the structure and interrelationships of the numerous European standards making organizations, with particular reference to agricultural machinery. Because many of the standards being developed by these organizations are becoming part of legislation in the various Common Market countries, their work is of great interest to the machinery manufacturers. Covered are the highway code-constructional requirements, safety constructional requirements, test codes, and engineering standards. The current status of requirements for lighting, tractor cabs (including structural tests, noise, and emissions), maximum speed limits, brakes, hitches, and safety in the various contries are discussed.

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