BS EN ISO 4254-9:2018 Agricultural machinery. Safety. Seed drills
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BS EN ISO 4254-9:2018

Agricultural machinery. Safety. Seed drills

Status : Current   Published : November 2018



What is this standard about?

This document, intended to be used together with ISO 4254-1, specifies the safety requirements, and their verification for design and construction of mounted, semi-mounted, trailed or self-propelled seed drills, including the seeding function of combined seed and fertilizer drills, and seed drills with integrated and inseparable powered soil-working tools used in agriculture. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices (including residual risks) to be provided by the manufacturer.

This document is also applicable to seeding systems where components for seed deposition in the soil, for seed metering and for seed storage are distributed between two or more linked vehicles.

This document deals with all significant hazards (as listed in Annex A), hazardous situations and events relevant to seed drills, when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse foreseeable by the manufacturer, excepting the hazards arising from

— electrostatic phenomena,

— external influences on electrical equipment,

— failure of energy supply,

— failure and/or malfunction of the control system,

— inadequate visibility from drivers’/operators’ position,

— travelling functions (drive, braking, etc.),

— break down of parts rotating at high speed,

— equipment for loading seeds (and fertilizer), and

— moving parts for power transmission except for strength requirements for guards.

This document is not applicable to

— fertilizer distributors designed only for solid fertilizer application (covered in ISO 4254-8),

— maintenance or repairs carried out by professional service personnel, or

— to environmental hazards (except noise), and

— to seed drills which are manufactured before the date of its publication.

When requirements of this document are different from those which are stated in ISO 4254-1, the requirements of this document take precedence over the requirements of ISO 4254-1 for machines that have been designed and built according to the provisions of this document.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 4254-9:2018
TitleAgricultural machinery. Safety. Seed drills
Publication Date08 November 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4254-5, ISO 14120:2015, ISO 4254-1:2013, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 13857:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO/TR 11688-1, ISO 4254-8, ISO 11684
ReplacesBS EN 14018:2005+A1:2009, BS ISO 4254-9:2008
International RelationshipsEN ISO 4254-9:2018,ISO 4254-9:2018
Draft Superseded By15/30294714 DC
DescriptorsHoppers, Sowing machines, Instructions for use, Fertilizer distributors, Seed drills, Hazards, Equipment safety, Occupational safety, Safety measures, Control devices, Noise control (acoustic), Agricultural equipment, Verification
Title in FrenchMatériel agricole. Sécurité Semoirs
Title in GermanLandmaschinen. Sicherheit Sägeräte
ISBN978 0 580 85267 1
File Size1.094 MB

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