ASABE Initiates Revision

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated a revision to ANSI/ASAE S390.6 (ISO 12934:2013), Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry — Basic types — Vocabulary.

The purpose of the revision is to adopt the new iteration of the identically named international standard, ISO 12934:2021. A previous version of ANSI/ASABE S390 (S390.5) was used as the key basis document for the development of ISO 12934.

Under ordinary circumstances, designation of an ASABE’s adoption of an ISO document would include the ISO document number. In this case, however, the original ASABE designation has been retained because S390 is referenced within the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.

The adoption of the 2021 ISO standard will further harmonize national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide.