Self-propelled mobile machinery, falling within the scope of Directive 2006/42/EC, that is designed or constructed with the purpose specifically to perform work (non-road mobile machinery). The proposal applies to such machinery if it is intended to circulate on public roads in the EU. Some specific categories of products are excluded, such as: non-road mobile machinery with a maximum design speed exceeding 40 km/h; non-road mobile machinery equipped with more than three seating positions, including the driver's seating position; certain machinery that is primarily intended for the transport of one or more persons or animals, or any goods; vehicles falling within the scope of Regulation (EU) No 167/2013, Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 or Regulation (EU) 2018/858; small series (if manufacturers choose to comply with the national requirements on small series).
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval and market surveillance of non-road mobile machinery circulating on public roads and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 (COM(2023) 178 final); (53 page(s), in English)
The proposal for a Regulation ('proposal') lays down technical requirements, administrative requirements and procedures, for the EU type-approval and placing on the market, for the mobile machinery within the scope of the proposal. In addition, the proposal lays down rules and procedures for the market surveillance of such non-road mobile machinery. In accordance with the provisions of the proposal, the detailed technical requirements, including test procedures, test methods, etc., will be specified via Commission Delegated acts. The proposal allows the manufacturers of non-road mobile machinery to choose, for a transitional period (8 years from the applicability of the Regulation) to comply with the relevant national requirements for road circulation of such machinery but, in this case, they will not benefit from the free movement principle.