Michelin’s Agricultural Tyre Training Course Gets City & Guilds Approval
Michelin’s latest agricultural tyre training course, which is run at the Company’s Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, has gained City & Guilds approval. The Agricultural Tyre technical course is designed for tyre trade personnel and other people involved in the sales, maintenance and specification of agricultural tyres. It is offered to new recruits to the industry as well as giving experienced personnel the opportunity to receive formal training on a wide range of agricultural tyre-related topics.
The course objectives, says Michelin, mean that delegates will be able to understand and explain the basic elements of agricultural tyre technology; explain the importance of health and safety; advise their customers on the most efficient use of agricultural tyres; propose different tyre options depending on the specific applications and discuss appropriate original equipment conversions. Over four days, attendees will be trained in areas including: tyre development and construction, tyre markings, agricultural wheels and conversions, inner tubes and valves, crops and soil conditions, Four wheel drive machines, mechanical ratios and lead calculations, and implements and applications.
Commenting on the new course Rob Beddis, head of Michelin agricultural tyres for the UK and Ireland said, “Tyre applications in farming have been subject to significant technological advances. Tyre selection, advice and fitting have become increasingly complex. This course will benefit all those who work with farmers, including tyre distributors and vehicle dealerships to ensure they are offering a high quality, professional service”.