This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-M12003-1, Agricultural and forestry tractors - Roll-over protective structures on narrow-track wheeled tractors - Part 1: Front-mounted ROPS, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 12003-1 (second edition, 2008-08-01).
This part of ISO 12003 specifies procedures for both the static and dynamic testing of roll-over protective structures (ROPS) front-mounted on narrow-track wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors. It defines the clearance zone and acceptance conditions for rigid or tiltable, front, two-post ROPS, including any associated rear fixtures, and is applicable to tractors so equipped having the following characteristics.
- A ground clearance of not more than 600 mm beneath the lowest points of the front- and rear-axle housings (not considering lower points on the axle differential).
- A fixed or adjustable minimum track width of one of the two axles of less than 1 150 mm when fitted with the widest specified tyres. It is understood that the axle mounted with the wider tyres is set at a track width of not more than 1 150 mm. It shall be possible to set the track width of the other axle in such a way that the outer edges of the narrower tyres do not extend beyond the outer edges of the tyres of the other axle. Where the two axles are fitted with rims and tyres of the same size, the fixed or adjustable track width of the two axles shall be less than 1 150 mm.
- A mass greater than 600 kg but less than 3 000 kg, unladen, including the ROPS and tyres of the largest size recommended by the manufacturer.