National Tractor Standard Sought

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated a project to adopt a national standard on tractor and self-propelled machinery operator controls.

The standard is the ISO 15077:2008, Tractors and self-propelled machinery for agriculture — Operator controls — Actuating forces, displacement, location and method of operation.

When finalized, ISO 15077 will replace two currently published ASABE standards: ASAE S335.4 FEB04, Operator Controls on Agricultural Equipment, and ASAE EP443.1 FEB04, Color Coding Hand Controls.

The action will further harmonize existing national and international standards.

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