Earth-moving machinery - Roll-over protective structures - Laboratory tests and performance requirements
|Publication Date:||15 August 2008|
|ICS Code (Earth-moving machinery):||53.100|
This International Standard specifies performance requirements for metallic roll-over protective structures (ROPS) for earth-moving machinery, as well as a consistent and reproducible means of evaluating the compliance with these requirements by laboratory testing using static loading on a representative specimen.
NOTE 1 The structure can also provide FOPS (falling-object protective structure) protection.
This International Standard is applicable to ROPS intended for the following mobile machines with seated operator as defined in ISO 6165 and with a mass greater than or equal to 700 kg:
- backhoe loader;
- tractor section (prime mover) of a combination machine (e.g. tractor scraper, articulated frame dumper);
- landfill compactor;
This International Standard is not applicable to training seats or additional seats for operation of an attachment.
NOTE 2 It is expected that reasonable crush protection for a seat-belted operator will be provided under at least the conditions of an initial forward velocity of 0 km/h to 16 km/h on a hard clay surface of 30° maximum slope in the direction of roll, and 360° of roll about the longitudinal axis of the machine without loss of contact with the slope.
NOTE 3 This International Standard can be used to provide guidance to the manufacturers of roll-over protective structures should it be decided to provide such protection for these or other machines for a particular application.