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    Tractors - Roll-over protective structures - Criteria and tests Conventional tractors

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  05-01-1996

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 1636.1-1996 TRACTORS-ROLL-OVER PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES-CRITERIA AND TESTS - CONVENTIONAL TRACTORS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 OBJECTIVE
    6 - 1.3 APPLICATION
    6 - 1.4 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.5 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.5.1 Competent person
    7 - 1.5.2 Tractor
    7 - 1.6 EQUIVALENCE
    7 - 1.7 ALTERNATIVE TO PHYSICAL TESTING
    7 - 1.8 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    7 - 1.8.1 ROPS previously tested on different tractor models
    8 - 1.8.2 Measurement tolerances
    8 - 1.8.3 Tractor mass
    8 - 1.8.4 Seat index point
    8 - 1.8.5 Zone of clearance
    9 - 1.8.6 Repairs to ROPS
    10 - 1.9 MARKING
    10 - 1.10 ADDITIONAL MARKING
    14 - SECTION 2 DYNAMIC TESTING
    14 - 2.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    14 - 2.2 CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTANCE
    14 - 2.3 SELECTION AND PREPARATION FOR TEST OF `ROPS' AND TRACTOR
    14 - 2.4 APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT
    14 - 2.4.1 Measurement of clearance zone
    14 - 2.4.2 Impact tests
    15 - 2.4.3 Crushing tests
    15 - 2.5 TESTS FOR ESTABLISHING STRENGTH OF CAB OR FRAME AND ATTACHMENT TO TRACTOR
    15 - 2.5.1 Test procedure
    15 - 2.5.2 Impact and crushing tests
    18 - 2.5.3 Measurements to be made
    18 - 2.6 REPORT AND SPECIFICATION
    25 - SECTION 3 STATIC TESTING
    25 - 3.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    25 - 3.2 CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTANCE
    26 - 3.3 SELECTION AND PREPARATION OF `ROPS' AND TRACTOR
    26 - 3.4 APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT
    26 - 3.4.1 Horizontal loading tests
    27 - 3.4.2 Crushing tests
    31 - 3.5 TESTS FOR ESTABLISHING STRENGTH OF CAB OR FRAME AND ATTACHMENT TO TRACTOR
    31 - 3.5.1 Test procedure
    31 - 3.5.2 Horizontal loading from the rear, front and side
    32 - 3.5.3 Crushing tests
    33 - 3.5.4 Second longitudinal loading
    33 - 3.6 REPORT AND SPECIFICATION
    35 - APPENDIX A - TYPICAL DATA SHEET FOR PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE
    37 - APPENDIX B - TEST REPORT FOR PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE
    39 - APPENDIX C - TEST REPORT FOR PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE

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    Specifies the test procedures and minimum performance criteria for evaluating roll-over protective structures fitted to tractors having a rear track width generally greater than 1150mm. It applies to driver-controlled tractors, but does not cover earth-moving equipment. It includes test procedures for both static and dynamic testing. A theoretical analysis of roll-over protective structures, which would provide equivalent performance to physical testing, is included.

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    This Standard specifies procedures for the evaluation of roll-over protective structures (ROPS) for the protection of drivers of tractors. It also sets out test procedures and minimum performance criteria for those structures.This Standard applies to driver-controlled tractors having a track width generally greater than 1150 mm and is not intended to apply to machinery whose primary purpose is earth-moving machinery as defined in AS 2294. The Standard describes two different methods of testing a ROPS. A dynamic test, which may be applied to tractors having a mass of not less than 800 kg and not greater than 6000 kg; and a static test, which may be applied to tractors having a mass of not less than 560 kg and not greater than 15 000 kg are described.The Standard does not apply to narrow-track tractors or high clearance tractors. Nor does it apply to certain forestry machines such as forwarders and other machines dealt with in other Standards.NOTE: A ROPS is a structure whose primary purpose is to reduce the possibility of an operator from being crushed or otherwise injured in the event of a tractor rolling over. Wearing a seat belt in conjunction with using a ROPS, may provide additional protection in the event of a tractor rolling over. Seat belts should comply with AS/NZS 2596 or SAEJ 386.

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    Committee ME-065
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS N70-1969 (being endorsement of BS 4063-1966 without amendment).Revised and redesignated AS 1636-1974.Second edition 1984.Revised and redesignated AS 1636.1-1996. Originated as AS N70-1969 (being endorsement of BS 4063-1966 without amendment). Previous edition AS 1636-1984. Revised and redesignated AS 1636.1-1996.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 3569-1989 Steel wire ropes
    AS 2294-1990 Earth-moving machinery - Protective structures
    AS 2953.3-1988 Earth-moving machinery - Human dimensions - Seat index point
    AS/NZS 2596:1995 Seat belt assemblies for motor vehicles
    AS/NZS 2596:2003 Seat belt assemblies for motor vehicles (ECE Regulation No. 16, MOD)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2294.1 SUPP 1-2003 Earth-moving machinery - Protective structures General - Operator protective structures fitted to plant used in timber industry (forest operations) (Supplement to AS 2294.1-1997)
    AS 2294.1-1997 Earth-moving machinery - Protective structures General
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