NOTE: This 2-day Hands-on workshop has been specifically tailored for Maintenance Techs and Equipment Service Staff
TSA has had many requests from Facility Management Departments to develop a workshop that deals with small engines. Routine equipment used in facility maintenance such as lawnmowers, chain saws, pressure washers, weed-eaters, generators, trenchers, tillers, portable pumps, concrete saws, snow blowers… ALL need regular attention so that they operate properly and last a long time.
Servicing equipment within the agency saves time and money, as opposed to taking equipment to an outside vendor. The inconvenience of having equipment unavailable while it’s in the shop waiting to be worked on, coupled with the high cost of service and repair, plus travel time to and from the vendor, makes doing the work yourself practical and cost effective. In addition, some agencies discard a perfectly good piece of equipment and replace it because it couldn’t be diagnosed and serviced properly in-house.
The emphasis during this workshop will be on understanding the operating principles of the equipment, safety, routine preventive maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting, and potential run-ability problems. We can also cover small electric equipment such as vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers, floor polishers, and upholstery machines, if it’s your preference.
The workshop will cover any equipment with a 2-stroke or 4-stroke gas engine, and equipment with small electric motors. YOU determine what equipment you want to have covered. Just let us know what your equipment is, and the brand names.
MAJOR TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED DURING THIS TRAINING:
1. Safety procedures when working in the repair area and operating equipment.
2. Tools and test equipment used to diagnose and troubleshoot.
3. How to setup a preventive maintenance program.
4. Testing three conditions for running engines: fuel, ignition, compression.
5. Selecting the proper lubricants and fuels for two and four stroke cycle engines.
6. Engine operating principles, four and two stroke cycle engines.
THE FOLLOWING SMALL ENGINE PARTS WILL BE TESTED DURING THE WORKSHOP:
1. Testing engine compression
2. Testing ignition systems for spark and timing
3. Testing and analyzing fuel systems with carburetor rebuilding
4. Checking ignition timing and the cooling system
5. Repairing manual and electrical starting systems
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
1. Explain the 4 and 2 stroke engine cycles
2. Diagnose engine ignition timing failures
3. Diagnose fuel and carburetor problems
4. Determine if equipment should be repaired or should be replaced
5. Able to mix 2 cycle fuel and select the correct engine oil for 4 cycle engines.
To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.
If you would like to have more information about holding this workshop in your area, please CONTACT US. Be sure to tell us in the message section which workshop(s) you are interested in.
For information on the companion workshop: Hands-on Gas and Electric Powered Small Engine Servicing and Repair Part 2 Click Here