Sep 18 - Sep 18
8am - 5pm

In Person

Snow School for Mechanics

Course Objectives

This course provides mechanics with a working knowledge of modern winter maintenance vehicles and accessories with particular emphasis on automated controller and spreader systems, and the hydraulic systems used to support vehicle accessories that apply both wet and dry materials as well as plowing operations. Practical solutions to common equipment problems will be explored, along with preventative maintenance practices and troubleshooting diagnostics.


Course Content

  • Environmental and salt management issues
  • Do new materials mean new mechanical problems?
  • Demystifying electronic spreader controllers
  • Getting ahead of problems: best practices for preventative maintenance
  • Equipment demonstration
  • Hydraulics
  • Troubleshooting


Who Should Attend

Mechanics and technicians responsible for the maintenance and calibration of winter service vehicles for road agencies and winter maintenance contractors


Evaluation Process

Passing Grade:  65%



This course is recognized by:

  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 0.7 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Warren Nicholishen, Municipality of Port Hope


Alex Stewart, County of Wellington


Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON


September 18, 2017 - Sep 18
8am - 5pm