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The tractor courses offered vary depending on number of participants, experience and number of optional units required.

MANDATORY UNITS
- Preparation & Maintenance
- Safe Procedures and Observation
- Safe Driving & Handling of Tractor
OPTIONAL UNITS
- Hitching/manoeuvring with trailer implements
- Hitching/manoeuvring with mounted implement
- Fitting & Operation of PTOs
- Basic use of Tractor Mounted Loader

Please contact LTG for more advice about duration and assessment options

EXAMPLE TRACTOR COURSE FOR NOVICES
(PTO, Mounted and trailed implements)

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To enable course members to:

  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
  • Understand the function of all controls
  • Understand the hazards associated with some controls
  • Start and stop the engine in a safe manner
  • Be competent in driving a tractor in a forward and reverse direction
  • Leave the tractor in a safe state
  • Understand reasons for daily checks
  • Competently perform checking of the lubrication, cooling, and air intake of the engine, perform basic lubrication of the tractor and ensure the tractor is in a safe road going state
  • Attach a mounted implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a mounted implement
  • Attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a trailed implement
  • Leave unattached implements in a safe state
  • Correctly attach a PTO shaft between tractor and implement
  • Attach the PTO shaft guards correctly
  • Assess the minimum turning circle of the machine and the angle of the PTO shaft
  • Plan field work in relation to field shape and type of operation


Who is the course for?
Tractor drivers with limited or no experience of the operation and daily use of a tractor.


Duration
Four days - Classroom and practical

Instructor/Trainee Ratio
Max: 1:4

Course Content
Initial introduction & Preventing Accidents
Learning the controls
Driving the tractor
Daily checks
Mounted implements
Use of automatic hitching systems
Trailed implements
Use of PTO shafts
Planning an efficient field operation
Recap and Conclusion

Equipment/Facilities Required:

2 suitable tractors equipped with drawbars and pick up hitches and 3 point linkages. (At least 1 machine per 2 trainees).
At least 1 suitable tractor equipped with an automatic 3 point hitch system
At least 1 each of the following:

  • trailer equipped with pick up
  • hitch drawbar
  • trailed implement
  • mounted machine
  • mounted machine for use with automatic hitch systems
  • PTO driven mounted machine
  • PTO driven trailed machine

Steam cleaner or pressure washer
Tyre pressure gauge and pump
Coolant mixture, grease/gun, oils
Drip trays/oil spillage, absorbent material, de-greaser etc.

Operators Instruction books for all machinery.

Trainee
Overalls/steel toe capped boots
Ear defenders (if applicable)
Operators Instruction Books for own machinery


Venue

Warm, well lit room with adequate tables and chairs plus lighting and power points. Large, dry, well lit and warm shed with a suitable work area. Washroom and toilet facilities. Large area suitable for driving practice, with cones or similar.
Facilities for tea/coffee


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