OECD Tractor Codes allow participating countries to perform tractor tests according to harmonised procedures, and to obtain OECD official approvals which facilitate international trade.
The codes cover the testing of:
- Tractor performance - All tested tractors must complete compulsory tests of: engine power output and fuel consumption; drawbar power output and fuel consumption; hydraulic power output; hydraulic lift capacity. In addition, the manufacturer can complete optional test procedures including: braking performance, turning area and turning circle; low temperature starting; centre of gravity location; external noise level; axle power; engine (bench) test); waterproofing test; performance in a hot atmosphere.
- Noise levels at the operator's driving position
- Operator safety - Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS)
Download the OECD Tractor Codes in PDF format at the links below.
General texts (all Codes)
Repealed - for the record.
Repealed and replaced by testing of agricultural and forestry tractor performance.
Testing of the strength of protective structures for agricultural and forestry tractors (dynamic test).
Testing of the strength of protective structures for agricultural and forestry tractors (static test).
Noise measurement at the driver's position(s).
Testing of front-mounted protective structures on narrow-track wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors.
Testing of the rear-mounted protective structures on narrow-track wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors.
Testing of protective structures on tracklaying tractors.
Protective structures for telehandlers (testing of falling-object and roll-over protective structures fitted to self-propelled variable reach all-terrain trucks for agricultural use).
Testing of Falling object protective structures