The following is a partial listing of ASABE Standards that are related to the design of Agricultural Implements that are powered by PTO shafts.
AD500-1, 2 and 3 (Rear) AD8759-1 and 2 (Front) Power Take-off for Agricultural Tractors
These standards addresses the need for providing suitable means of transmitting power from the tractor power take-off to the implement providing dimensions and specification for power take-off shafts defined as type 1, 2 and 3.
AD730 Rear-mounted Three-point Hitch
This standard addresses the need for providing three-point hitching of the implement to the tractor.
AD11684 Safety Signs
This standard establishes uniformity in safety signs in the agricultural workplace.
AD6489 Tractor Drawbar
This standard addresses the need for providing drawbar hitching of the implement to the tractor.
EP363 Operator Manual Content and Format
This Engineering Practice specifies the content and gives guidance on the format of operator's manuals.
J284 Safety Alert Symbol for Agricultural, Construction, and Industrial Equipment
This Recommended Practice specifies the use and appearance of the safety alert symbol.
S207 - Operating Requirements for tractors and Power Take-Off Driven Implements
This standard addresses the need for providing suitable means of transmitting power from the tractor power take-off to the implement and hitching of the implement to the tractor.
S318 - Safety for Agricultural Field Equipment
This standard addresses personal safety for operators and others during operation and service of agricultural field equipment.
S331 - Implement Power Take-Off Driveline Specifications
This standard establishes static and dynamic torsional requirements for universal joint drivelines.
S493 Guarding for Agricultural Equipment
This standard provides guidelines for guarding for agricultural equipment.
S522 Guards for power take-off (PTO) drive shafts-Strength and wear tests and acceptance criteria
This standard addresses requirements for determining durability of PTO driveshaft guards and their support components.
S604 Safety for Power Take-off (PTO), PTO Driveshaft, Power Input Connection (PIC) for Agricultural Field Equipment
This standard addresses personal safety for operators and others during operation and service of agricultural PTO driveshafts.
For additional information about these standards or to obtain copies for them, please contact:
ASABE-2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI. 49085-9659
or visit their website www.asabe.org