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Master Course Outline
Reels and Mowing Systems

Course Number: TST 256
Credits: 1- 17
Hours per Quarter: 300

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 Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Identify the components of the hydraulic system and how they relate to one another.
B. Explain how servo units and electric solenoids are used, controlled, and tested.
C. Trouble shoot hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders, and valves to determine cause of failure.
D. Diagnose safety relief valves to prevent failure and set relief pressure.
E. Identify different styles and techniques for rebuilding the many different styles of reels used in the turf industry.
F. Operate every different type of grinder available in the shop.
G. Troubleshoot wide area mowers and specialty mowers, drive systems, hinge and pivot repair, deck repair, and spindle replacement.


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


Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)