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Preventive Maintenance
PREVENT MAINT
CLASS CODE: AGSYS 220 CREDITS:  2 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An overview of preventive maintenance and care of equipment including record keeping, intake and exhaust systems, fuel systems, lubrication systems, cooling systems, electrical maintenance, tune up,storage, and trouble shooting.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: In agriculture there is a great need to know how to maintain and repair equipment. Rapid mechanization of agriculture in the last generation or so has made the shop work a larger and more essential part of agricultural operations than ever before. Those in agriculture are realizing, that unless they maintain and repair their equipment in a timely manner, their productivity will be reduced thus reducing profits.
* Engine intake and exhaust systems.
* Fuel systems.
* Lubricating systems.
* Cooling systems.
* Electrical systems.
* Power trains.
* Hydraulic systems, and other components.
* Tune-up, storage and trouble shooting of the engine.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Obtain a BYU-Idaho driving permit.
2. Understand the safety of agriculture equipment.
3. Understand the systems of tractors and power units.
4. Explain the importance of proper preventive maintenance.
5. Identify how each of the systems works together.
6. Learn to use the operator's manual of various equipment.
REQUIREMENTS: A BYU-Idaho driving permit is required before students are allowed to operate University agricultural machinery.

Safety glasses.
Coveralls.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001