The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces that the international community has approved four new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) projects to develop or revise documents in the ISO 4254 series of standards for agricultural machinery safety.

The projects are as follows:

  • a new standard specific to portable agricultural grain conveying equipment
  • a revision to Part 5, the standard for power-driven soil-working machines used in agriculture
  • a revision to Part 8, the standard for solid fertilizer distributors
  • a revision to Part 9, the standard for mounted, semi-mounted, trailed or self-propelled seed drills

These four standards prescribe specific safety requirements and means for their verification.

Those individuals, companies, or organizations wanting to participate in the development of the documents or wanting additional details regarding the projects may contact Kristopher Schock at ASABE,

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting