Rough-terrain trucks - Safety requirements and verification - Part 8: Variable-reach tractors
|Publication Date:||1 September 2018|
|ICS Code (Industrial trucks):||53.060|
This document specifies requirements related to permanent mounted equipment for rough-terrain variable-reach tractors (here-after referred to as "RTVR tractors") and additional requirements for the combination.
This document does not apply to:
- machines designed primarily for earth moving, even if their buckets and blades are replaced with forks (see EN 474 series);
This document does not address hazards which may occur
a) when handling suspended loads which may swing freely;
b) when using RTVR tractors on public roads;
c) when operating in potentially explosive atmospheres;
d) when operating underground;
e) when towing trailers;
f) when fitted with a personnel work platform (additional requirements are given in EN 1459-3);
g) when using cruise-control.
This document does not provide a method of calculation for fatigue and strength of material.
This document is not applicable to RTVR tractors manufactured before the date of its publication.