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Mechanical condition of agricultural vehicles

Investigation to establish a baseline assessment of the mechanical condition of agricultural vehicles in use on farms in Great Britain. A detailed examination of 242 tractors and 71 agricultural trailed appliances was carried out to meet the requirements of an inspection according to regulation 6 of The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). Trained agricultural engineers carried out the examinations and the results analysed to provide information on the scale and nature of defects found according to vehicle age, region, horsepower and main farm activity.

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