Input Sought for Revision on Asabe Box Manure Spreader Standard

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is revising a standard on manure spreaders, ASAE S324.1, Volumetric Capacity of Box Type Manure Spreaders – Dual Rating Method, and is seeking comment on the proposed draft.
    Last revised in 1986, the standard is being updated for clarity and simplification of the calculation process.  The proposed revision will be applicable to vertical beater-type machines and add a box-width relation to heaped capacity for improved accuracy.  
    To ensure all affected parties are involved in the development of the revision, users of this equipment are needed on the drafting committee, which currently comprises spreader manufacturers, consultants and members of academia. Those wishing to share their expertise should contact ASABE Standards Director Scott Cedarquist, at or 269-932-7031.
ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269/932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at
ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at 269/429-0300, emailing or visiting


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