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Small Engines
SMALL ENGINES
CLASS CODE: AGSYS 122 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: Selection, adjustment, and care of small engines. Small engine theory and procedures for complete small engine overhaul.
TAUGHT: Fall and Summer
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 agriculture operations than ever before. Those in agriculture are realizing that unless they maintain, repair and know how to use the equipment available to the maximum, their productivity will decrease which will in turn decrease their profits.
* Safety precautions, maintenance, troubleshooting and storage.
* Single-cylinder air cooled engines.
* Basic engine testing.
* Lubrication and cooling systems.
* Electrical fundamentals and ignition, fuel feed, carbureation and speed.
* Engine measurements, disassembly instructions and precautions.
* Four stroke cycle engine service and overhaul.
* Battery and starter systems.
* Charging systems and alternator testing.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Service, repairand overhaul small air cooled, gasoline, 4 stroke engines.
2. Diagnose mechanical problems.

REQUIREMENTS: Safety glasses.
Small tool set (3/8" socket set, end wrenches, screwdrivers, ball peen hammer, feeler gauges, etc).
Coveralls.
Notebook, paper and pencil.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001