Sep 24 - Sep 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Snow School for Mechanics - Member - $370.00
Snow School for Mechanics - Fed/Prov - $407.00
Snow School for Mechanics - Non-Member - $462.50

Matt Ropp

Region of Waterloo


Alex Stewart

Equipment Operator

County of Wellington


Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON


September 24, 2018 - Sep 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm