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Tractors and agricultural or forestry machinery: front-mounted protection structures

The European Union is harmonising the technical requirements for front-mounted roll-over protection structures on narrow-track tractors.


Council Directive 87/402/EEC of 25 June 1987 on roll-over protection structures mounted in front of the driver's seat on narrow-track wheeled agricultural and forestry tractors [See amending acts].


The Directive applies to narrow-track tractors, i.e. tractors with a minimum track width of less than 1 150 mm, and an unladen weight of between 600 and 3 000 kg.

No Member State may prohibit the placing on the market of a tractor, or refuse to grant EC type-approval or national type-approval for a tractor, if it satisfies the requirements of the Directive.

All tractors covered by the Directive must be fitted with a roll-over protection structure.

The Directive will be adapted to technical progress.

The annexes set out testing procedures and the conditions for granting EC component type-approval and type-approval.


ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Directive 87/402/EEC26.06.198726.06.1989OJ L 220 of 08.08.1987

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Directive 89/681/EEC03.01.199002.01.1991OJ L 398 of 30.12.1989

Successive amendments and corrections to Directive 87/402/EEC have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version  is for reference purpose only.

Last updated: 28.07.2010
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