Backhoe Maintenance Essentials - Middleborough

Date: 8/9/2023 8:00 AM - 8/9/2023 2:00 PM

Location: Town of Middleborough DPW
35 Sachem Street

Middleborough, Massachusetts



This class has reached its capacity. To be placed on a wait list please click on the link below


Course Description:

This hands-on course is intended to educate attendees to be better aware of what it takes to maintain heavy equipment. You'll learn about what to look for to prevent potential problems and how to better communicate potential problems or required service to the mechanic, as well as how to keep proper records for services that were performed.

After this course, you should be able to:

Perform the steps needed to properly maintain your backhoe.
Maintain a complete service record for your backhoe.

Target Audience:

Anyone who operates or intends to operate heavy equipment or is looking to get some basic knowledge on maintaining equipment.


Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please email Stephanie Cottrell or call 413-800-2655 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Stephanie at least 10 days prior to the event.

First Name Affiliation
Brett Town of Middleborough DPW
Mike Town of Middleborough DPW
Tom Town of Middleborough DPW
Stephen Town of Franklin DPW
Peter Town of Mendon Highway Department
Michael Town of Mendon Highway Department
Craig Town of West Brookfield
Brian Town of Falmouth Water Department
James Town of Falmouth Water Department
Hans Town of Franklin DPW
Sean Town of Franklin DPW
Christian Town of Franklin DPW
  • David Smith
    Head of Operations at Town of Sudbury DPW

    Having spent most of his life in, on and around cars, trucks and equipment, David has had the privilege of working with some very knowledgeable tradesmen. Through this experience, David has gained an extensive amount of knowledge covering many different aspects of cars, trucks and equipment.

    David has gone from owning his own repair shop to overseeing a 100 + municipal fleet and then on to the position of Highway Superintendent. Currently, he is Head of Operations for the Town of Sudbury where he oversees a diverse fleet of vehicles and equipment, as well as manages the day-to-day operations of the Department.

    David lives on a tree farm in Sterling, MA where he finds operating a sawmill to be relaxing and therapeutic.