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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structures of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors (static testing) (codified version) (Text with EEA relevance) (repealed)

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3.1.General requirements

3.1.1.Sequence of tests
3.1.1.1.The sequence of tests shall be as follows:
3.1.1.1.1.

Longitudinal loading (Annex III, point 1.2)

For tractors with at least 50 % of the mass as defined in point 1.3 on the rear wheels the longitudinal loading shall be applied from the rear (case 1). For other tractors the longitudinal loading shall be applied from the front (case 2).

3.1.1.1.2.

First crushing test

The first crushing test shall be applied at the same end of the protection structure as the longitudinal loading, i.e.:

  • at the rear in case 1 (Annex III, point 1.5), or

  • at the front in case 2 (Annex III, point 1.6).

3.1.1.1.3.

Loading from the side (Annex III, point 1.3)

3.1.1.1.4.

Second crushing test

The second crushing test shall be applied at the opposite end of the protection structure to the longitudinal loading, i.e.:

  • at the front in case 1 (Annex III, point 1.6), or

  • at the rear in case 2 (Annex III, point 1.5).

3.1.1.1.5.

Second longitudinal loading (Annex III, point 1.7)

A second longitudinal loading shall be applied to tractors fitted with a protection structure designed to be tilted when the direction of application of the longitudinal loading (see point 3.1.1.1.1) would not have tilted the protection structure.

3.1.1.2.If, during the test, any part of the restraining equipment breaks or moves, the test shall be re-started.
3.1.1.3.No repairs or adjustments to the tractor or protection structure may be carried out during the tests.
3.1.2.Wheel track width

The wheels shall be removed or set at a track width setting which ensures that no interference can occur with the protection structure during the tests.

3.1.3.Removal of non-hazard creating components

All components of the tractor and protection structure which, as complete units, constitute protection for the driver — including weather protection — shall be supplied complete on a tractor for inspection.

The protection structure to be tested need not be fitted with front, side or rear windows of safety glass or similar material, or with any detachable panels, fittings and accessories, which have no function of structural strength and which cannot create a hazard in the event of overturning.

3.1.4.Instrumentation

The protection structure shall be instrumented with the necessary equipment to obtain the data required to draw the force-deflection diagram (see figure 4 of Annex IV). Total and permanent protection structure deflection shall be measured and noted for each stage of the test (see figure 5 of Annex IV).

3.1.5.Direction of loading

In the case of a tractor whose seat is not on the median plane of the tractor and/or non-symmetrical strength of the structure, the side loading shall be on the side most likely to lead to infringement of the zone of clearance during the tests (see also Annex III, point 1.3).

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