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ASABE revises Agricultural Machinery Management Data Standard

Published on 23 March 2011

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its popular standard for agricultural machinery management data.

The revised standard, ASAE D497.7, Agricultural Machinery Management Data, simplifies fuel consumption equations. This standard is used in conjunction with ASAE EP496.3, Agricultural Machinery Management; to report typical tractor values for tractor performance, implement power requirements, repair and maintenance costs, depreciation, fuel and oil use, reliability for field operation, probable working days, and timeliness coefficients as measure by experiment, modeling or survey.

A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: . ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at, can view an electronic copy of the standard in about six weeks.  FG

—From ASABE news release