Tractors and agricultural or forestry machinery: rear-mounted protective devices

Tractors and agricultural or forestry machinery: rear-mounted protective devices

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Tractors and agricultural or forestry machinery: rear-mounted protective devices

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Tractors and agricultural or forestry machinery: rear-mounted protective devices

Document or Iniciative

Council Directive 86/298/EC of 26 May 1986 on rear-mounted roll-over protection structures for narrow-track wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors [See amending acts].

Summary

The directive applies to tractors having the following characteristics:

  • a maximum ground clearance of 600 millimetres;
  • a minimum track of the axle fitted with the widest tyres of less than 1 150 millimetres;
  • an unladen weight of more than 600 kilogrammes.

Each Member State will component type approve all types of roll over protective structure, together with their attachment to the tractor if this meets the design and testing requirements set out in the annexes to the directive. An EC component approval mark is then issued to it.

Member States may not prohibit the placing on the market of a tractor, nor reject EC or national approval if it meets the requirements of the directive.

The competent authorities in the Member States shall keep each other informed of any action that they take in order to ensure that protective structures conform to the type that has been component type approved. They may go as far as to withdraw an EC component type approval where there is serious, repeated failure to conform.

The directive will be amended in order to take account of technical progress.

References

Act Entry into force Deadline for transposition in the Member States Official Journal
Directive 86/298/EEC 02.06.1986 02.06.1988 OJ L 186 of 08.07.1986
Amending act(s) Entry into force Deadline for transposition in the Member States Official Journal
Directive 89/682/EEC 04.01.1990 03.01.1991 OJ L 398 of 30.12.1989

Successive amendments and corrections to Directive 86/298/EEC have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version is for reference purpose only.

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