Spreader Calibration - Leverett

Date: 11/15/2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Public Works Department Headquarters
95 Montague Road
Leverett, Massachusetts

Capacity:

14/20


Overview

Bring your spreader truck with you and get it calibrated! 

Spreader Calibration: Save time, save money, save the environment by not over applying. This class will cover all the necessary steps for calibration of spreaders. Weather you spread sand or salt this class will teach how to achieve a goal of 250 lbs of salt per lane mile or 1,000 lbs of sand per lane mile (for gravel roads) or anything in between. Please bring your spreader truck with you and get it calibrated. This class will be both indoors and out so please plan and dress accordingly.  

8:00 Registration
8:30 Spreader calibration video and classroom instruction
9:30 break
9:45 Equipment check and safety briefing
11:00 Spreader calibration
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Spreader calibration continued
1:30 Questions and evaluations

 

Please see the course flyer for more information.

 

*This session is open to 2 MassDOT personnel

 

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Ethan Town of Leverett
David Town of Leverett
Dennis MassDOT District 2
Jeffrey City of Easthampton
Alex City of Easthampton
Jason Town of Hadley
James Town of Hadley
Billy Town of Hadley
James City of Easthampton
Michael Town of West Boylston
Ed Town of Hadley
Scott Town of Granville
Jeff Town of West Boylston
Brandon City of Easthampton
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst

    Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike was responsible for day to day operations and long range planning for the municipality. Before retiring in 2015, Mike was also a firefighter for 34 years. He is a lifelong resident of Heath, Massachusetts, whose teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction.