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Source: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) news release

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN - The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces the
publication of ANSI/ASABE S599, Standardized Deployment Performance of an Automatically Deployable ROPS for Turf and Landscape Equipment.

S599 specifies design and testing requirements for the installation of automatically deploying roll-over protective structures (AD-ROPS) and establishes performance requirements of an automatically deployable protective structure for ride-on turf and landscape equipment. The standard applies equipment as defined in ANSI/ASAE S323.2. It does not apply to recreational machines, off-highway utility vehicles, agricultural tractors, or all-terrain recreational vehicles.

The project was initiated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and was supported by the Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization at California State University, San Bernardino.

A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: martin@asabe.org. ASABE
members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at www.asabe.org, can view an electronic copy of the standard in about 6 weeks.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 225 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute.

For information on this or any other ASABE standard,
contact Scott Cedarquist at ASABE, 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at http://www.asabe.org/standards/proposed.html.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international scientific and educational
organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Its 9,000 members, from more then 100 countries, are consultants, managers, researchers, and others who have the training and experience to understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems.

Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300 (phone) or (269) 429-3852 (fax); hq@asabe.org. Details can also be found
at http://www.asabe.org.