This International Standard provides for the interchangeability of attachments on wheeled loaders by establishing common dimensions and clearances for a coupler. It is applicable to wheeled loaders as defined in ISO 6165 with an operating mass of between 8 000 kg and 17 500 kg. Alternative coupler designs and dimensions are permitted, but might not provide broad interchangeability of attachments.
This International Standard is not intended for, but may be applicable to, other wheeled loaders, skid steer loaders or backhoe loaders if interchangeability of common attachments is desired. It does not require the fitting of a coupler and attachments can be directly mounted to the lifting linkage without the use of one.