ASABE to Revises Standards on Agricultural Equipment Lighting and Marking

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed revisions to two of its most frequently cited engineering standards. The revisions are ANSI/ASAE S276.7, Slow Moving Vehicle Identification Emblem (SMV Emblem) and ANSI/ASAE S279.15, Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways.

The slow moving emblem standard was revised to update the testing requirements for the backing materials of the SMV emblem.

Major changes to the lighting and marking standard include the incorporation of rotary beacons or strobe lights, and of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on agricultural equipment. ASABE and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers worked together to complete this revision.

Copies of the documents can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: martin@asabe.org. ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at www.asabe.org , can view electronic copies of the standards in about 6 weeks.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 225 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at ASABE, 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/standards/proposed.html.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Its 9,000 members, from more then 100 countries, are consultants, managers, researchers, and others who have the training and experience to understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300 (phone) or (269) 429-3852 (fax); hq@asabe.org. Details can also be found at www.asabe.org/.

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