GREAT BEND, Kan. (April 9, 2014) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has scheduled a hands-on Basic Farm Tire Service (FTS) training class in Great Bend Aug. 4-6.
Sponsored by Becker Tire Treading & Automotive Service in Great Bend, the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on each of the three days, TIA said.
Basic FTS is a minimum-skills training and certificate program that outlines and explains the guidelines for servicing farm, agriculture and construction tire and wheel assemblies, according to TIA. Participants will learn step-by-step procedures for demounting, mounting and inflating single, dual and three-piece wheel assemblies.
Service truck operation and liquid ballast installation and removal are also on the agenda.
Tuition is $495 per student for one or two attendees from one company. Companies that send three or more students will get a reduced tuition rate of $445 per student. Attendees who successfully complete the course will receive Certificates of Completion.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||