This course is for operators who need to develop the skills and knowledge to safely operate agricultural tractors & trailers.
This training course is available as an assessment, refresher or novice level and under a number of awarding bodies. To train candidates in the skills and knowledge needed to safely and effectively operate agricultural tractors and trailers. On completion of this training course, candidates will have gained the necessary operating techniques, and knowledge for the safe and effective use of agricultural tractors and trailers.
Duties and responsibilities of the operator
Consideration for highway driving
Tractor design function and component parts
General tractor safety, stability and operational good practice
Safety devices, equipment and controls
Perform and record pre-use maintenance checks as recommended by tractor manufacturer
Safely locate and operate all controls of the machine.
Correctly respond to warning devices fitted to the tractor
Understand the safe loading of the tractor and assess the weight of loads and attachments
Identify safe terrain and site conditions to operate within the design limits of the tractor
Operate machine safely around site, i.e. Overheads lines, speed limits and slope negotiation
Selection and adjustment of pickup hitch
Rating and loading of trailers
Correctly hitch and unhitch trailer
Understand the function on auxiliary hydraulic and electrical connections