EVL134 - Machinery Operation and Maintenance

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Subject Title
Machinery Operation and Maintenance

Subject Description
This subject will present to the students, a variety of machinery and equipment commonly used in the parks and landscaping field. We will focus on tractor-loaders as well as turf cutting machines. An important aspect of understanding the operation of equipment is to become familiar with the safe operation of the equipment. The course consists of self-directed on-line tutorials through the LS Training System, a commonly used safety training tool in the landscape industry.  Most of the class time is used for the students to practice their abilities and skills on the Riding Mowers and Tractors. There will be practical tests performed on each of those machines.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Identify safety hazards in relation to landscape safety.

Develop a fundamental understanding of safety as it relates to the safe operation of equipment.

Understand and perform safe and efficient mowing operations and strategies on Zero Turn Mowers.

Demonstrate safe tractor-loader operations

Perform routine equipment checks on large and small Equipment

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