Front End Loader Plow
A skilled Front End Loader operator is not necessarily a good plow operator. The addition of the large plow component changes the operation and dynamic of the vehicle greatly. It is now longer, affecting the turning radius, and wider, affecting clearances.
Before your personnel set out for the first time with a plow attachment, it is highly recommended that all operators complete formal theoretical and practical training. Not only will this enhance their overall operating skills, it will improve awareness and ensure they operate the plow in a safe manner at all times.
Who Should Attend
Any person responsible for operating a front end loader plow.
Classroom Topics of Discussion
Approx. 7 hrs.
- Weather & Road Weather
- Pre-Season Preparation
- Anti-Icing & Deicing Techniques
- Due Diligence
- Equipment Operation & Safety
- Attachment Mounting & Set-up
- Pre-Trip Inspection
- Level of Service
- Plowing Techniques
- Unpaved shoulders & Multi-lane Highways
- One-ways, Alleys, Ramps and Dead-ends
- Intersections & Right Turns
- Cul-de-sacs & Traffic Circles
- Forward Plowing
- Upgrades & Steep Downgrades
- Overpass Plowing & Railroad Crossing
- Right Side Obstructions & Stop Sign
- Turning around at an intersection
Practical, Hands-on Activities
- Pre-trip Inspection
- Clearance Training
- In-cab Check Ride
Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion