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Tractors and agricultural or forestry machinery: front-mounted protection structures

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Tractors and agricultural or forestry machinery: front-mounted protection structures

With the primary aim of ensuring safety at work and road safety, the European Union has harmonised the technical requirements for front-mounted roll-over protection structures on narrow-track tractors.

ACT

Council Directive 87/402/EEC of 25 June 1987 on roll-over protection structures mounted in front of the driver's seat on narrow-track wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors [See amending acts ].

SUMMARY

Scope

The directive applies to narrow-track tractors, i.e. tractors with a minimum track width of less than 1 150 mm, an unladen weight of between 600 and 3 000 kg and ground clearance of not more than 600 mm beneath the lowest points of the front and rear axles, allowing for the differential.

No Member State may refuse or prohibit the sale, registration, entry into service or use of a tractor, or refuse to grant EC type-approval or national type-approval for a tractor, if it satisfies the requirements of the directive. All tractors covered by the directive must be fitted with a roll-over protection structure.

Construction and testing requirements

Annexes I and II set out construction and testing procedures and the conditions for granting EC component type-approval and type-approval. For each type of roll-over protection structure and its tractor attachment which Member States approve, they must issue to the manufacturer of the tractor or of the roll-over protection structure, or to his or her authorised representative, an EC component type-approval mark (conforming to the model in Annex VII).

Once a roll-over protection structure or its tractor attachment bears the EC component type-approval mark and it meets the conditions laid down in Annex IX, its placing on the market cannot be prohibited.

However, a Member State may prohibit the placing on the market of roll-over protection structures bearing the EC component type-approval mark which fail to conform to the approved type.

Information shared on a monthly basis

Each month, Member States must send to the other Member States copies of the component type-approval certificate (an example is provided in Annex VIII), completed for each type of roll-over protection structure which they approve or refuse to approve.

Repeal

167/2013 of 5 February 2013 repeals Directive 87/402/EEC with effect from 1.1.2016.

REFERENCES

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 87/402/EEC

26.6.1987

26.6.1989

OJ L 220 of 8.8.1987

Amending act(s)

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 89/681/EEC

3.1.1990

2.1.1991

OJ L 398 of 30.12.1989

Act of Accession

1.1.1995

-

OJ C 241 of 29.8.1994

Directive 2000/22/EC

24.5.2000

30.6.2001

OJ L 107 of 4.5.2000

Act of Accession

1.5.2004

-

OJ L 236 of 23.9.2003

Directive 2005/67/EC

8.11.2005

31.12.2005

OJ L 273 of 19.10.2005

Directive 2006/96/EC

1.1.2007

1.1.2007

OJ L 363 of 20.12.2006

Directive 2010/22/EU

30.4.2010

30.4.2011

OJ L 91 of 10.4.2010

Directive 2013/15/EU

1.7.2013

1.7.2013

OJ L 158 of 10.6.2013

Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval and market surveillance of agricultural and forestry vehicles (Official Journal L 60 of 2.3.2013) repeals Directive 87/402/EEC with effect from 1 January 2016.

Last updated: 30.06.2014

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