CEN/TS 1459-8:2018

Rough-terrain trucks - Safety requirements and verification - Part 8: Variable-reach tractors

Publication date:   Dec 17, 2018

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90.60 Close of review   Mar 4, 2022


CEN/TC 150 Industrial Trucks - Safety

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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);
- attachments.
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.

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CEN/TS 1459-8:2018
90.60 Close of review
Mar 4, 2022