EVS-EN 706:1999

Agricultural machinery - Vine shoot tipping machines - Safety

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EN 706:1996
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This standard specifies safety requirements and their verification for design and construction of self-propelled, mounted or semi-mounted vine shoot tipping machines. These mobile machines are used for trimming vineyard and other fruit trees that grow in the same way (trellising plants) and similar applications. Their tools are either:  - high speed rotative blades (which cut by impact), or  - rotative blade and counter blade (which cut by shearing), or  - reciprocating cutting bar (which cuts by shearing).  This standard does not apply to:  - tipping machines for free standing fruit bushes,  - walk-behind pedestrian controlled machines,  - hand-held machines.  Note 1: Machines intended to be mounted on walk-behind pedestrian controlled machines will be dealt with in the next revision of this standard.  This standard describes methods for the elimination or reduction of risks which need specific requirements for vine shoot tipping machines. It does not deal with general hazards particularly general hazards related to mobility, including those specific to self-propelled machines. These aspects will be dealt with in another standard produced by CEN/TC 144 (see introduction).  In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer.  The list of significant hazards dealt with in this standard is given in Annex A. Annex A also indicates the hazards which have not been dealt with.  Note 2:  This standard does not deal with:     - the location and the operation of the controls;    - the adaptability and the setting up of mounted machines on tractors   or other vehicles.  Environmental aspects have not been considered in this standard.  This standard applies primarily to machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of the standard.
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