Grader Operator Training


If you are a motor grader operator looking to upgrade your skills, whether for rough and final grading, snow removal, road maintenance and road building with a blade width of 2.5 to over 7 meters and engines from 80 to 500 horse power this course applies to you.

Graders that can be used for landscaping up to mining applications are covered in this course.

Please note that this course does not cover the controls for a M series grader but the general operation, safety, operator maintenance, basic techniques, and history that are covered in this course still applies to the M series.

Some specific areas that are covered in this course include:

. PPE
. Importance of keeping heavy equipment clean
. Types of fires
. ROPS
. Refueling
. Electrical storms
. Blade maintenance
. The scarifier
. Grease points
. Moldboard pitch
. Blade angle and position
. Wing plow
. Corrugation
. Operating speed
. Maintaining crown
. Driveways
. Intersections
. V-Ditches
. Snow removal

The course is designed to be self driven by the student and may be taken all at once, or over a length of time. The lesson length varies by course and student but range between 15 and 20 hours of instruction.

Upon completion of the lesson, the student takes the final exam which has a one hour time limit and has a certify mark of 75%.


Sample screenshot from the Grader course: