Backhoe Maintenance Essentials - Wellesley

Date: 1/18/2024 8:00 AM - 1/18/2024 2:00 PM

Location: Wellesley DPW
20 Municipal Way

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Capacity:

11/12



Overview

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 Caitlin Rachmaciej crachmaciej@umass.edu or call 413-230-9517 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

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

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Shaun Town of Wellesley
Charles Town of Wellesley
Tom Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Connor Town of Medfield
Kevin Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Drew Town of Medfield
Matthew City of Waltham
Arthur Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
James Town of Medfield
Hussien Town of Medfield
Nick Town of Wellesley
Instructors
  • David Smith
    Head of Operations at Town of Sudbury

    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.