HEO: Backhoe - Severance

Event Date: 10/3/2022 - 10/5/2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Event Overview
Town of Severance
145 W. 3rd Ave.

*Hosted in partnership with the Town of Severance*

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Please note: this is for the BACKHOE portion of the week ONLY. The session will run 8am-4pm on Monday and Tuesday and 8am-12pm Wednesday. If you and/or your agency has already registered for a Front-end Loader session, you may not register for this class. If, nearer to the date, registration is not full, agencies will be allowed to register more participants.

To maximize on-the-equipment time during this in-person course, it includes use of the VISTA e-Learning training system. Each participant is to complete a 90-120 minute, self-study, online course prior to arrival.

The in-person, hands-on course begins with a verbal “reconnect” to the topics taught in the online course and is followed by the importance of the operator’s manual, how to do a complete pre-operational inspection and best practices for various operational tasks designed for participants to accomplish with the backhoe. For example:

  •  Mount with 3 points of contact and perform a proper startup.
  •  Excavate 6’x 6’ by 2’ deep loading into a truck then backfill the excavation.
  •  Pick a load or trench box off and then place back on a trailer with backhoe.
  •  Reposition the machine from one side of excavation to the other.
  •  Use the loader bucket in a stockpile and load a truck, centering the load.
  •  Back drag the work zone to create a level area.
  •  Perform a proper shutdown and dismount with 3 points of contact.

Colorado LTAP is excited to bring heavy equipment training to Colorado!


In partnership with Vista Training, Inc, participants will complete an online course prior to gaining hands on hands on guided experience for 2.5 days. 


Please note, due to the limited availability of such trainings, participating organizations will initially be limited to one (1) participant in one (1) piece of equipment. 


Roads Scholar I - Elective

This course is an ELECTIVE in the Roads Scholar I course track. Click above for more RS I program details.

Cancellation Policy

Please be considerate of those on the waiting list, cancel early if necessary. A full refund will be made if you cancel no later than 3 business days prior to the training day; otherwise, you will forfeit the registration fee.

Special Notes

In order to receive credit for this class, attendees must stay until the end when it is dismissed by the instructor and class certificates are awarded.

Gov't: $250.00 Register

Non-gov't: $300.00 Register