The Tire Industry Association will host two hands-on Basic Farm Tire Service (FTS) training classes in 2015. The first class, sponsored by Tandem Tire, will take place April 7-9, 2015, in Maquoketa, Iowa. The second, sponsored by Dawson Tire & Wheel, is scheduled for Sept. 1-3, 2015 in Gothenburg, Neb.
The Basic FTS class, a minimum skills training and certificate program, teaches technicians the guidelines for servicing farm, agriculture and construction tire and wheel assemblies, TIA said. Participants will learn step-by-step procedures for demounting, mounting and inflating, single, duel and three-piece assemblies. Additionally, students will learn truck operation and liquid ballast installation/removal.
Tuition is $495 for one or two attendees. Companies sending three or more participants will receive a discounted rate of $445.