Withdrawn from 14.11.2013
This European Standard specifies safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of powered rotary and cylinder lawnmowers, including pedestrian-controlled and ride-on (riding) types, and lawn and garden tractors, professional lawnmowers, and lawn and garden tractors with mowing attachments. This European Standard is not applicable to machines covered by EN 786, lawn edgers, flail mowers, scrub cutters, automatic (robot) mowers, sickle-bar mowers, or agricultural mowers. This standard is not applicable to rotary lawnmowers for which the cutting means is a generally circular central drive unit on which is mounted, either one or more non-metallic filaments or one or more non-metallic, pivotally mounted cutting elements. These cutting elements rely on centrifugal force to achieve cutting with the kinetic energy of a single cutting element not exceeding 10 J. It describes methods for the elimination or reduction of hazards arising from their use - in addition, it specifies the type of information to be provided by the manufacturer on safe working practices. This standard is not applicable to lawnmowers as covered by EN 60335-2-77 and EN 50338. 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. The risk of contact with power driven components of ride-on machines (definition 3.28) other than the cutting means and ground contacting parts, has not been dealt with for persons other than the operator when in the driving position. Environmental aspects and EMC have not been dealt with in this standard. This document is not applicable to powered lawnmowers which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.