We would like to express our profound gratitude to the DA-FOS for providing the funds and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for providing the data necessary in the development of this standard.

Thanks are also due to the Technical  Committee  members from the following   ions:  National  Irrigation  Administration  (NIA),  Department  of  Agrarian  Reform (DAR), Bureau of Soil and Water Management (BSWM), DA-Infrastructure for Rural Production Enhancement Sector  (INFRES) , DA-Regional     Agr icultural  Engineering Divisions  (RAED), Bureau of    Product Standards (BPS), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development  (PCARRD), Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC), Philippine Society of  ltural  Engineers  (PSAE), Board of Agricultural  Engineers  (BOAE)  Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), Foundation for Resources and Linkage Development Chairperson-  Regional Agricultural  and Fishery Council (RAFC) and members of the NAFC-Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization Committee (AFMeC) for their technical advices  and  invaluable  suggestions , for  helping the  project  staff attain the  objectives of the  project and for giving comments , suggestions  and reactions on the draft standards during the public hearing held last March 14 and October 13, 2008 at the NAFC, Quezon City.

 We are also grateful to  Engr. Carina  Diaz (Bureau of Design, DPWH) for  he efforts in the preparation of this standard.