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ISO standards on machinery forestry

Rihko Haarlaa
Chairman, ISO/TC 23/SC 15
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

International standards for machinery and terminology are developed by ISO, the International Standards Organization, through technical committees (TC) and subcommittees (SC) of specialists in each discipline. Development of standards relating to machinery used in forest operations is handled by ISO/TC 23, Tractors and Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry, through two subcommittees:

ISO/TC 23/SC 15, Machinery for Forestry, and
ISO/TC 23/SC 17, Manually Portable Forest Machinery.

Table 1 summarizes the ISO standards on forest-machinery terminology which have been developed by these two subcommittees.

Table 1. ISO standards covering terminology on forestry machinery.

Standard

Date

Description

ISO 6531

1982

Machinery for forestry. Portable chain saws. Vocabulary. This standard will be revised in the near future.

ISO 6532

1982

Machinery for forestry. Portable chain saws. Technical data.

ISO 6814

1983

Machinery for forestry. Mobile and self-propelled machinery. Identification vocabulary. This standard is presently under review as ISO/TC 23/SC 15N 266.

ISO 6816

1984

Machinery for forestry. Winches. Classification and nomenclature.

ISO 7112

1982

Machinery for forestry. Portable brush saws. Vocabulary. This standard will be revised in the near future.

ISO 11169

1991

Machinery for forestry. Wheeled special machines. Vocabulary, performance test methods and criteria for brake systems.

Author's Contact Information

Rihko Haarlaa
Department of Forest Resource Management
Box 24
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Telephone: +358 0 191 7651
Fax: +358 0 191 7755
E-mail: Rhaarlaa@Silvia.Helsinki.Fi


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