ISO 4254-13:2012, when used together with ISO 4254-1, specifies the safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of towed, semi-mounted, or mounted large rotary mowers with single or multiple cutting elements which have a cutting diameter of 1 000 mm or greater for any single cutting element assembly, mounted on a propelling tractor or machine, intended for agricultural mowing equipment and designed for shredding crop residue, grass and small brush by impact. It describes methods for the elimination or reduction of hazards arising from the intended use and reasonable foreseeable misuse of these machines by one person (the operator) in the course of normal operation and service. In addition, it specifies the type of information on safe working practices to be provided by the manufacturer.
When requirements of this part of ISO 4254 are different from those which are stated in ISO 4254-1, the requirements of ISO 4254-13:2012 take precedence over the provisions of ISO 4254-1 for machines that have been designed and built according to the provisions of this part of ISO 4254.
ISO 4254-13:2012, taken together with ISO 4254-1, deals with all the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to large rotary mowers used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer.
ISO 4254-13:2012 is not applicable to environmental hazards, road safety, electromagnetic compatibility, vibration and hazards related to moving parts for power transmission. It is also not applicable to hazards related to maintenance or repairs to be carried out by professional service personnel.
ISO 4254-13:2012 is not applicable to large rotary mowers which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by ISO.