CEN - EN ISO 4254-12
Agricultural machinery - Safety - Part 12: Rotary disc and drum mowers and f lail mowers
|Publication Date:||1 June 2012|
|ICS Code (Harvesting equipment):||65.060.50|
This part of ISO 4254, where used with ISO 4254-1, specifies the safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of rotary disc mowers, rotary drum mowers, as used for forage crop harvesting in agriculture only, and flail mowers with a horizontal axis for use in agriculture only, that are mounted, semi-mounted, trailed or self-propelled. It describes methods for the elimination or reduction of hazards arising from the intended use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of these machines by one person (the operator) in the course of normal operation and service. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer.
Flail mowers with a horizontal axis that can be opened at the rear only for maintenance reasons are included.
This part of ISO 4254 is also applicable to mowers equipped with a conditioning device.
This part of ISO 4254 is applicable only to mowers intended to work at ground level, examples of which are given in A.1.
When requirements of this part of ISO 4254 are different from those which are stated in ISO 4254-1, the requirements of this part of ISO 4254 take precedence over the requirements of ISO 4254-1 for machines that have been designed and built according to the requirements of this part of ISO 4254.
This part of ISO 4254, taken together with ISO 4254-1, deals with all the significant hazards (as listed in Table 1), hazardous situations and events (with the exception of noise and vibrations) relevant to rotary disc mowers, rotary drum mowers and flail mowers, when they are used as intended and under the conditions of misuse that are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
It is not applicable to (see examples in A.2)
- flail mowers that have the rear part which can be opened for particular field use operations,
- mowers with an articulated arm,
- mowers with one or more vertical axes designed for mulching,
- lawn mowers,
- inter-row mowing units, or
- machines specifically designed for highway and road maintenance.
This part of ISO 4254 does not deal with environmental hazards, road safety and hazards related to moving parts for power transmission. It does not deal with hazards related to maintenance or repairs to be carried out by professional service personnel.
NOTE Specific requirements related to road traffic regulations are not taken into account in this part of ISO 4254.
This part of ISO 4254 is not applicable to machines manufactured before the date of its publication.