HEO: Front-end Loader - La Plata
Event Date: 10/12/2022 - 10/14/2022
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
La Plata County Road and Bridge
1365 S. Camino Del Rio
*Hosted in partnership with La Plata County*
Please note: this is for the FRONT-END LOADER portion of the week ONLY. The session will run 1pm-5pm on Wednesday and 8am-4pm on Thursday and Friday. If you and/or your agency has already registered for a Backhoe 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, training 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 wheel loader. For example:
- Mount with 3 points of contact and perform a proper startup.
- Techniques to completely fill the bucket.
- Use the loader bucket to move a stockpile from one area to another.
- Load a truck (or simulated truck) from a stockpile, centering the load.
- Use of V loading patterns for efficiency.
- Back drag the work zone creating 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.
This course is an ELECTIVE in the Roads Scholar I course track. Click above for more RS I program details.
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.
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.