WESTEST is equipped to provide
mower manufacturers with trusted, reliable testing protocols to
test their products to Society of Automotive
Engineers (SAE) and American Society of Agricultural
Engineer (ASAE) standards. These standards ensure mower safety to the operator, passers-by and surrounding property.
One test involves dropping an
operating mower onto a two-inch-diameter steel pin. To pass, the mower must operate for two seconds without causing damage to
the mower that is dangerous to the
operator or anyone nearby.
Another test involves
dropping nails and steel slugs through the top of the mower housing to simulate debris
hitting the mower blade. The quantity of nails and slugs thrown out of the mower are
These test results help mower manufacturers design their product
with safety features that minimize risks.
(Click for information on our mower test equipment.)