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TST 256
Reels and Mowing Systems


Credits: 1- 17
Clock Hours per Quarter: 300

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50    Lab Hours:250


Description
In-depth study of various reel maintenance practices, reel styles, grinding techniques, rebuilding, and troubleshooting. Study of rotary mowers, their drive systems, spindles, and blade sharpening, used in commercial golf and turf mowers.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the history, changes, and names that make up the current reel technology.
  • Explain the different components that make up all reels and the purpose of the differences.
  • Determine appropriate grinding techniques for the best after-cut effect based on available budget and tools.
  • Employ different techniques for rebuilding the many different sytles of reels used in the turf industry.
  • Operate a variety of grinder types.
  • Evaluate various reel mowers and perform necessary adjustments.
  • Diagnose damage and perform necessary repairs on wide area mowers and specialty mowers, drive systems, hinge and pivot repair, deck repair, and spindle replacement.
  • Evaluate and correct for after-cut appearance problems with rotary mowers.

  • Course Topics
  • History of reel mowers
  • Differences in reels
  • Grinding and sharpening techniques
  • Reel rebuilding
  • Reel and bed knife sharpening
  • Daily adjustments
  • Rotary mower system repair
  • After cut appearance issues

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    TST 256
    Winter 2005
    2359
    George Klein
    TST 256
    Winter 2005
    2359
    DEWAYNE RHODES
    TST 256
    Winter 2004
    2359
    George Klein


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.