Status Update from ASABE

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has contributed this content to Shortliner.

Towed Implements

—X638 Pintle Hitch Draft standard approved, no changes. Expect publication by the end of May.

—X279.18 Lighting and Marking Standard Vote Due May 9

Rotary Mowers

—ISO 5718.2 Blades for agricultural rotary mowers—Requirements. U.S. voted to approve without comment.

Hydraulics

—ISO/CD 17567, Hydraulic power beyond. Vote to MS-23/4 due May 6.

Anhydrous Ammonia

—X620.1, Safety for Application Equipment. Committee is still working on a draft.

Post Hole Diggers

—X619.1 Safety for Tractor Mounted, Boom Type Post Hole Diggers. New ballot for revision to be open late this month.

There is a new requirement for operator’s manual to include proper driveline storage information. Send comments to John Fisher before June 15.

Find draft standards for X279.18 and ISO/CD 17567 at FarmEquip.org/standards as part of a more comprehensive online listing.