The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced dates for a second hands-on Basic Farm Tire Service (FTS) training class. The class, sponsored by Becker Tire Treading & Automotive Service, will be held Aug. 4-6, 2014, in Great Bend, Kan., from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day.
Basic Farm Tire Service is a minimum skills training and certificate program that outlines and explains the guidelines for servicing farm, agriculture and construction tire and wheel assemblies.
Participants will learn step-by-step procedures for demounting, mounting and inflating, single, duel and three-piece assemblies in addition to service truck operation and liquid ballast installation/removal.
"We recently announced a hands-on FTS class in Nebraska and there has been great interest so we are excited to add a class in Kansas so we can reach even more technicians," said TIA Director of Training Chris Hoogenboom.
Tuition is $495 for one or two attendees. Companies sending 3 or more participants will receive a discounted rate of $445 per student. Attendees who successfully complete the three-day class will receive a Certificate of Completion.
To download a registration form, please visit www.tireindustry.org.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.