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Heavy Equipment Winter Care Tips

The winter months are rapidly approaching and the cold weather, depending on where you are, is being thrust upon us. As the days get shorter and fluffy white precipitation descends from the sky, it is important to prepare your heavy equipment to last through the winter months. Proper maintenance is important. To help preserve your heavy equipment over the winter, here are some tips to be aware of so that your machines will work as well in the spring as they did when you put them away for winter:

Temper Expectations

Working in cold weather puts additional stress on heavy equipment and processes that are routine during warmer months may be more difficult in colder weather. Being realistic about what is possible, in addition to knowing your job site, can help you better assess the situation and the timeline for a given project’s completion.

Take Personal Safety Seriously

Exercise caution when entering and exiting equipment, as the metal may be slick with water or ice. Be sure to wear gloves when making contact with the machines, as contact with bare skin can lead to frostbite. Ensuring the job site is clear of any hazards will contribute to the safety of everyone involved in the project.

Run Engine to Operating Temperature

When using heavy equipment in the cold weather, make sure to warm the engine up to operating temperature prior to starting work.

Proper winter care can help preserve your heavy equipment and get the most out of your investment in the machine. As far as heavy equipment education goes, HEC can help you get the most out of the investment in your education.

Start Your Construction Career at HEC

Heavy Equipment TipsFor your heavy equipment educational needs, look no further than Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC). You can learn the ins, outs and complexities of heavy equipment operation, in addition to lattice boom and mobile crane operation, through programs offered at HEC’s seven campuses across the country.

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America prides itself on providing entry-level practical heavy equipment education tailored to its students’ individual needs. HEC’s programs implement a healthy balance of both textbook learning and hands-on experience to adequately prepare students for entry-level skilled trade jobs.

HEC has been training aspiring heavy equipment operators for over a decade, and its campuses are approved testing sites for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). HEC’s instructors have invaluable experience with heavy equipment and cranes, which allows them to pass on lessons they learned in the workplace to aspiring heavy equipment and crane professionals.

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offers comprehensive heavy equipment operating courses that can be completed in as little as three weeks. This allows you to save time and money compared to an associate or bachelor’s degree program while also providing you with the knowledge and competence you need to start your new career.

If you are passionate about construction, do not delay. To learn more about the courses offered at Heavy Equipment Colleges of America or to schedule a tour of the campus nearest you, please visit Heavyequipmentcollege.com

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CA – San Bernardino:  1955 W. 9th Street | San Bernardino, CA 92411
 
CA – Ft. Irwin:  306 Langford Lake Road | Bld # TR0403 | CA 92310
(Location is on a military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)*)
 
Georgia:  3120 Stonecrest Blvd, Suite 220 | Stonecrest, GA 30038
 
North Carolina:  1909 Bragg Blvd, Suite 94 | Fayetteville, NC 28303
 
Oklahoma:  6101 W. Reno Avenue, Suite 1000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73127
 
Washington:  4701 McChord Drive SW | Lakewood, WA 98499
(*Location is Veteran Only – DOD Skillbridge/Career Skills Program (CSP) and VA Education Benefits)

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is the government agency responsible for determining eligibility for VA education benefits and for authorizing payment for the benefits. If you have questions about the available benefits or your eligibility, please contact our admissions office at 888- 709-5007. You may also visit https://www.gibill.va.gov to learn more about the available benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America cannot guarantee employment or career advancement or any particular earnings or salary.

OKLAHOMA LOCATION ONLY: Heavy Equipment Colleges of America has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The school’s programs are approved by TWC. Students must address their concerns about this school of any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Students dissatisfied with the school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable. Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s website at www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents.

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.

*Skillbridge/Career Skills Program (CSP) prepares service members for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training. Service members are eligible to participate in a Skillbridge/Career Skills Program (CSP) up to 180 days prior to separation. To be considered for an open seat in a Skillbridge/Career Skills Program (CSP) you must contact the POC at the installation where you want to attend a Skillbridge/Career Skills Program (CSP) and submit your commander authorized/signed participation memo in advance of the start date.

WIOA/TAA funded training may be provided only to individuals who qualify for the program and not only if funds are available.

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