Motor Grader Plow
Motor Grader operators should have little difficulty plowing snow, however there are a host of variables that need to be considered in order to do so effectively. For example, excessive down pressure and the blade is ripping the asphalt; insufficient pressure and too much snow is left behind, becoming compacted and turning to ice over time.
The best way to ensure your operators are performing this task at their best is to provide them with in-depth training focused solely on snow clearing operations.
Who Should Attend
Any person responsible for operating a motor grader plow.
Classroom (only) Topics of Discussion
Approx. 7 hrs.
- Weather & Road Weather
- Benefits of Pre-Season Preparation
- Salt Smarts
- 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-Start Inspection
- Controls Review
- Winter Operation Procedures
- Clearance Training
- Grader Blade Operation
- Snow Plowing/Removal
- Wing Operations
Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion