This European Standard specifies the requirements for elements mounted to carrying vehicles to ensure interchangeability between a vehicle and different equipments that are to be mounted frontally. It specifies certain interchangeability dimensions of the front mounting plate as well as the locations of coupling devices for electrical and hydraulic connections. This European Standard specifies a mounting plate in order to cover road vehicles having a maximum total mass of up to 6.0 tons (commercial vehicles, multi-purpose vehicles, communal vehicles, …) which are capable of carrying front-mounted equipments for winter maintenance and for road service area maintenance. The mounting plate is designed to allow quick and easy changing of carrying vehicle equipments. Mounting or demounting of front-mounted equipments is generally effectuated by one person using conventional tools (mobile or fixed) prior to securing of the front-mounted equipment (by e.g. bolts or hydraulic element). This Standard does not specify vehicle-side lifting systems or receiving devices for mounting plate (device side). The vehicle body guidelines from the vehicle manufacturer must be adhered to when performing any modifications to the vehicle. This European Standard specifies, with regard to electrical and hydraulic connections, only location areas and clearance spaces in order to ensure interchangeability.