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Adjusting Forage Harvester Test Data for Varying Crop Moisture

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

ASAE  ANSI/ASAE EP502   December  1990


ANSI/ASAE EP502 has been withdrawn is available as a Historical document and may be purchased by contacting the ASABE Order Department at 1-800-695-2723 or .

The standard still represents a valid method of normalizing data and is being maintained for reference as a Design Topic and is available in the ASABE Technical Library.

ANSI/ASAE EP502 DEC1990 (R2012) Adjusting Forage Harvester Test Data for Varying Crop Moisture, has been withdrawn.

The scope of EP502 had become too narrow. Since the standard‘s development many other crops, such as switchgrass, miscanthus, sorghum, willows, and young poplars, are being harvested. The data reported in EP502 did not allow for comparison of forage harvesters or forage harvesting chopping technology configurations.

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