Spreader Calibration - Dalton

Date: 10/18/2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Dalton DPW
40 Gulf Road
Dalton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

20/20


Overview

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

 

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
John Town of Dalton
Terren Town of Dalton
Peter Town of Williamsburg
Dan Town of Williamsburg
Peter Town of Mount Washington
Jamie Town of West Stockbridge
Steve Town of Chester
Scott Town of Chesterfield
Jonathan Town of Mount Washington
Tyler Town of Richmond
Micheal Town of Richmond
Zachary Town of West Stockbridge
John Town of West Stockbridge
Robert Town of Richmond
Doug Town of Chester
Michael Town of Chesterfield
Bill Town of Williamsburg
Don Town of Williamsburg
Jennifer Town of Williamsburg
Curt Town of West Stockbridge
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.