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Directive 2009/75/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on roll-over protection structures of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors (static testing) (codified version) (Text with EEA relevance) (repealed)

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ANNEX I Conditions for EC component type-approval

1.DEFINITION

1.1.‘Roll-over protection structure’ (safety cab or frame), hereinafter called ‘protection structure’, means the structure on a tractor the essential purpose of which is to avoid or limit risks to the driver resulting from roll-over of the tractor during normal use.

1.2.The structures mentioned in point 1.1 are characterised by the fact that during the tests prescribed in Annexes II and III they ensure an unobstructed space inside them large enough to protect the driver.

2.GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

2.1.Every protection structure and its attachment to a tractor must be so designed and constructed as to fulfil the essential purpose laid down in point 1.

2.2.This condition is considered to be fulfilled if the requirements of Annexes II and III are complied with.

3.APPLICATION FOR EC COMPONENT TYPE-APPROVAL

3.1.The application for EC component type-approval with regard to the strength of a protection structure and the strength of its attachment to a tractor shall be submitted by the tractor manufacturer or by the manufacturer of the protection structure or by their respective authorised representatives.

3.2.The application for EC component type-approval shall be accompanied by the undermentioned documents in triplicate and by the following particulars:

  • general arrangement drawing either to a scale marked on the drawing or giving the main dimensions of the protection structure. This drawing must in particular show details of the mounting components,

  • photographs from side and rear showing mounting details,

  • brief description of the protection structure including type of construction, details of mounting on the tractor and, where necessary, details of cladding, means of access and escape, details of interior padding and features to prevent continuous rolling and details of heating and ventilation,

  • details of materials used in structural parts including attaching brackets and fixing bolts (see Annex V).

3.3.A tractor representative of the tractor type for which the protection structure to be approved is intended shall be submitted to the technical service responsible for conducting the component type-approval tests. This tractor shall be fitted with the protection structure.

3.4.The holder of EC component type-approval may request its extension to other tractor types. The competent authority which has granted the original EC component type-approval shall grant the extension if the approved protection structure and the type(s) of tractor for which the extension is requested comply with the following conditions:

  • the mass of the unballasted tractor, as defined in point 1.3 of Annex II, does not exceed by more than 5 % the reference mass used in the test,

  • the method of attachment and the tractor’s components to which the attachments are made are identical,

  • any components such as mudguards and bonnet cowls which may provide support for the protection structure are identical,

  • the position and critical dimensions of the seat in the protection structure and the relative positions of the protection structure and the tractor shall be such that the zone of clearance would have remained within the protection of the deflected structure throughout all tests.

4.MARKINGS

4.1.Every protection structure conforming to the approved type shall bear the following markings:

4.1.1.

the trade mark or name;

4.1.2.

a component type-approval mark conforming to the model in Annex VI;

4.1.3.

serial number of the protection structure;

4.1.4.

make and type(s) of tractor(s) for which the protection structure is intended.

4.2.All these particulars must appear on a small plate.

4.3.These markings must be visible, legible and indelible.

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