This standard defines essential requirements set out in Annex I of EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, relating to machines which were placed on the European Economic Area (EEA) market for the first time, with the intent of simplifying the means of proving conformity with such requirements. This standard gives terms and definitions and an identification structure for classifying earth-moving machinery designed to perform the following operations: excavation; loading; transportation and drilling, spreading, compacting or trenching of earth, rock and other materials, during work, for example, on roads and dams, in quarries and mines and on building sites. The purpose of this standard is to provide a clear means of identifying machines according to their function and design configurations. Annex A provides a procedure based on the identification structure used by this standard for classifying the machinery and for introducing detailed identifications consistent with the logic implied by the structure. Annex B provides a hierarchy of the operator control configurations for earth-moving machinery. This standard contains safety requirements. It contains the German version of EN ISO 6165:2012, which has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 127 "Earth-moving machinery", in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 151 "Construction equipment and building material machines" at the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). This standard differs from DIN EN ISO 6165:2006-12 as follows: a) "Scope" has been supplemented; b) the definition of "compact machine" has been modified; c) the definition of "compact loader" has been added; d) the definition of "machine family" has been modified; e) the definition of "derivative earth-moving machinery" has been added; f) the definition of "derivative support machinery used on earth-moving worksites" has been added; g) the definition of "excavator" and "minimal swing radius excavator" has been modified; h) the definition of "towed dumper, towed wagon" has been added; i) the definition of "pipelayer" has been modified and the definition of "side-boom pipelayer" has been added; j) the definition of "compact tool carrier" has been added; k) the figures have been revised; l) the Bibliography has been updated. The national interests during the preparation were represented by Working Committee NA 060-13-01 AA "Erdbaumaschinen" ("Earth-moving machinery") at Technical Section "Bau- und Baustoffmaschinen" ("Construction equipment and building material machines") of the Mechanical Engineering Standards Committee (NAM) at DIN. Representatives of manufacturers and users of earth-moving machinery, and of the employers' liability insurance associations contributed to this standard.