Agricultural machinery 

For more than 30 years, CEN/TC 144 ‘Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry’ has been producing standards in the service of agriculture, forestry and gardening activities. CEN/TC 144 is developing the projects that are geared towards machine safety and operator protection, taking into account the protection of the environment, technological innovations and the need for efficiency. About 50% of the standards published by CEN/TC were developed in cooperation with the corresponding ISO/TC 23. Most of these existing European Standards, or those currently being developed, are related to machinery-safety for agriculture. However, some also address environmental aspects, such as the application of pesticides. These activities support the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, as well as the Directive 2009/128/EC on Sustainable use of pesticides.

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News and events

Technical bodies and activities

CEN/TC 144 'Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry'

European legislation and mandates

EU Directives:

Mandates under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC 

  • M/396 (2006) Mandate addressed to CEN, CENELEC for Standardization in the field of machinery;
  • M/471 (2010) - Mandate addressed to CEN for standardization in the field of machinery for pesticide application;

Mandate under the Directive 2009/128/EC on Sustainable use of pesticides

  • M/435 (2008) for the development of a standards on inspection of pesticide application equipment in use.

Useful links and documents