New ISO Standard Improves Safety of Forestry Equipment Operators

Custom Products of Litchfield says the new ISO standard establishes a test method designed to ensure the safety of forestry equipment operators.

A new ISO11839 - Machinery for Forestry-Thrown Object Guard (TOG) standard was published in February 2021. It is intended to provide reasonable protection for the operator of powered, rotating, cutting, or grinding elements and any matter thrown by an attachment. According to David Marotte, Engineering Manager, Custom Products of Litchfield, the updated standard establishes a test method for performance requirements of thrown object guarding to protect equipment operators.

Charity Sanden, Manager of Business Development and Planning, Custom Products of Litchfield, says the company has special tools as well as cab design expertise to provide testing to help OEMs meet the new ISO standard. 

Custom Products also worked closely with ISO committees and major OEMs in forestry during the 10+ years of development of this new standard to prepare for testing needs. The company will ensure proper application of the standard in all tests and all necessary documentation for certification.        

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