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structures of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors (static testing) (codified version) (Text with EEA relevance) (repealed)

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1.3.Loading from the side (see figure 1 of Annex IV)

The loading shall be applied horizontally at 90° to the vertical median plane of the tractor. It shall be applied to the upper extremity of the protection structure at a point 300 mm forward of the seat reference point with the seat in its rearmost position (see point 2.3.1). If the protection structure has any projection on the side which would be certain to contact the ground first during a sideways overturn, the loading shall be applied at that point. In the case of a tractor with a reversible position, the load shall be applied to the upper extremity of the roll-over protection structure half-way between the two seat reference points.

The beam shall be as long as practicable, but no more than 700 mm in length.

The test shall be stopped whenever:

(a)

the strain energy absorbed by the protection structure is equal to or greater than the required energy input Eis (where Eis = 1,75 mt); or

(b)

the structure infringes the zone of clearance or leaves the zone of clearance unprotected.

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