ASABE to Revise Braking Series Standards

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is revising portions of a series of machinery standards known as ANSI/ASABE S648, Agricultural Field Equipment Braking.

Part 4, Requirements for Towed Vehicles, will be revised to make clarifications regarding the definition of towed vehicle types, and Part 5, Requirements for the Interface between Towing Vehicle and Towed Vehicles, will be revised to clarify and correct interface testing criteria.

Association consultant and standards expert John Fisher characterizes the work as minor and does not expect members to be affected.

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