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The Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC), in cooperation with concerned agencies of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE), Board of  Agricultural Engineering of the Professional Regulation Commission (BOAE-PRC), Philippine Council for Agriculture forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension (BPRE), Bureau of Product Standards (BPS), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), National  Food Authority (NA), Agricultural Machinery Manufactures and Distributors Association Foundation,Inc. (AMMDA), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Susi Foundation, Cavite State University (CvSU), Central Luzon State University (CLSU), De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of the Philippine Los Baños (UPLB), came out with the Publication of the three volumes of the Philippine Agricultural Engineering Standards PAES  I, PAES II and PAES III in particular, for the year 2000, 2001 and 2002, respectively. PAES I consist of thirty five (35) standards on production machinery (15), postharvest machinery (11), engineering materials (6), and agricultural structures (3).PAES II consists of twenty five (25), standards on production machinery (8), engineering materials (7), and agricultural structures (10). PAES III consists  of twenty two (22) standards  on production machinery (7), engineering materials (7) and agricultural structures (8). The three volumes underwent extensive technical reviews, circulation, and public hearings conducted by NAFC.

In 2004, AMTEC, together with the different cooperating private and government agencies, has come out with the fourth volume of the Philippine Agricultural Engineering Standards (PAES IV) consists of standards on production machinery (10) and postharvest machinery (11). Similarly, PAES IV underwent extensive technical reviews, circulations, and public hearing conducted by NAFC.

The Department of Agriculture has issued administrative orders adopting these standards(PAES I,PAES II,PAES III and PAES IV) for agricultural engineering. These Administrative Orders require all offices of DA, including its regional field units, service units, bureaus, attached agencies and corporations, to adopt and comply with these standards. Similarly, PSAE and BOAE-PRC have issued Board Resolutions adopting these standards as technical standards for the practice of agricultural engineering. These standards shall be used in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of engineering designs, plans, specifications and performance of agricultural machinery, materials and structures. Agricultural engineers shall affix their seal and signature in the above mentioned documents to signify compliance to these standards.

Legal Bases for Implementation

Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers Resolution No.007 Series of 2004 (Download)

Section A. Production Machinery
            
PAES 131:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Moldboard Plow-Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for animal-drawn and tractor-drawn moldboard plows.

PAES 132:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Disc/Moldboard- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for animal-drawn moldboard plow and tractor-drawn disc/moldboard plow.

PAES 133:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Disc Harrow- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for disc harrows used with four-wheel tractors.

PAES 134:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Furrower- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for furrowers used with four-wheel tractors.

PAES 135:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Furrower- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for furrowers used with four-wheel tractors.

PAES 136:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Agricultural Trailer- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the construction and other requirements for agricultural trailer fitted with pneumatic tires and towed by an agricultural tractor at the traveling speed not exceeding 30 kph.

PAES 137:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Agricultural Trailer- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for agricultural trailers with up to 10 metric tons capacity.

PAES 138:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Guidelines on After-Sales Service (Download)

This standard specifies guidelines on after-sales service for agricultural machinery.

PAES 139:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS)-Specification (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for roll-over protective structures (ROPS) attached to a four-wheel tractor with a minimum of 15 kW engine power.

PAES 140:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS)-Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the test procedures for roll-over protective structures (ROPS) attached to a four-wheel tractor with a minimum of 15 kW engine power.

PAES 141:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Weeder- Specification (Circulated) (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for manual, animal-drawn, and tractor-drawn weeders for dry and wet fields.

PAES 142:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Weeder- Methods of Test (Circulated) (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for manually-operated, animal-drawn, and tractor-drawn weeders for dry and wet fields.

Section B. Postharvest Machinery

PAES 212:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Rice Reaper-Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for the costruction and performance of rice reaper.

PAES 213:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Rice Reaper- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for rice reaper.

PAES 214:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Rubber Roll for Rice Mill-Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for rubber rolls for rice mills.

PAES 215:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Rubber Roll for rice Mill- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for rubber roll for rice mill.

PAES 216:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Hammer Mill- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for the costruction and performance of hammer mill used for milling grains and other agricultural products.

PAES 217:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Hammer Mill- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for hammer mill usedfor milling grains and other agricultural products.

PAES 218:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Forage Chopper- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for the costruction and performance of stationary forage chopper.

PAES 219:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Forage Chopper-Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for power-driven forage chopper use for animal forage.

PAES 220:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Peanut sheller - Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for construction and performance of power-operated peanut sheller.  

PAES 221:2004 Agricultural Machinery - Peanut sheller - Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for power-operated peanut sheller.  

PAES 222:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Chipping Machine- Specification (Circulated) (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for power-driven and manually-operated chipping machine for root crops and banana.  

PAES 223:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Chipping Machine- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for power-driven and manually-operated chipping machine for root crops and banana.

PAES 224:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Rice Combine - Specification (Circulated) (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for the construction and performance of rice combine