Updated technical regulations for tractors and trailers

The Council of the Eurasian Economic Union adopted amendments to the technical regulation TR CU 031/2012 "On the safety of agricultural and forestry tractors and trailers".

Scope of the regulations

It is worth noting that the regulations TR CU 031/2012 “On the safety of agricultural and forestry tractors and trailers" applies to newly manufactured and imported wheeled and tracked agricultural and forestry tractors and trailers, admitted to trading in the common customs territory of the Customs Union, regardless of the country of origin. It applies to tractors and trailers with a maximum design speed of at least 6 km/h.

Clarification of the provisions

The adopted changes will clarify the scope of the technical regulations by introducing new terms or updating the references to individual standards. An additional change is the clarification of the requirements for gas-fueled tractors. For this kind of vehicle, the conditions for the use of environmental class 2 and below 2 have been established.

Homologation as a part od certification process

The certification of products in accordance with the technical regulation in force introduced the possibility of using type approval on the basis of the Regulations of the United Nations in accordance with the Geneva Agreement of 1958. The assumption adopted when introducing this change was to achieve a lower financial costs when carrying out the conformity assessment procedure.