ISO 5131:2015 specifies a method for the measuring and reporting of the noise at the operator(s) position of a tractor used in agriculture and forestry. The measured noise relates only to the basic machine and applies to tractors with machine-carried operators. The results provide information to the operator(s) in order to avoid exposing themselves to noise levels that could put their hearing at risk.
The conditions specified for the operation of the machines during the measurements are defined to provide a realistic and repeatable assessment of the maximum noise an operator should be subjected to when operating a machine. The test procedures specified in this International Standard are survey methods as defined in ISO 12001.