What Kind Of Equipment Will You Be On?

The question often comes up about types of equipment you'll be on at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School. The answer is: lots. We make sure you get familiar with all the machines on this list: Backhoes Scrapers Bulldozers Graders Skid Steer Loaders Wheel Loaders Excavators Off-Road Haul Trucks Front End Loaders All-Terrain Forklifts The reason why we've found it's…

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Heavy Equipment Simulators vs In-The-Seat Training

Some folks have been playing video games where they "operate" heavy equipment to build their own house or create a town. Others point to actual high-tech simulators built by manufacturers of heavy equipment for training purposes and wonder if it's the same thing as the video game, only more expensive. Then there's the old-fashioned guys saying, "ya gotta learn it…

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Top Reasons Heavy Equipment Needs Hardfacing

Heavy equipment moves mountains -- and even though the bulldozers, scrapers, and other machines are made of strong metals, they use a network of hardfacing material, a wear-resistant layer of metal ridges, to protect the parts that contact the ground. It extends the life of the machine by adding a renewable surface. Usually hardfacing, or hardsurfacing, is done by welders…

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Heavy Equipment Job Listings: February 8, 2014

Our Total Resources Network¬†¬†is a great resource, whether you are looking for a job, wanting to find training options, or searching for someone to fill a job opening. We think it gives you the best way to connect all across the board. The TRN database has a lot to offer; thousands of registered training providers, top level employers, and craftspersons…

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Heavy Equipment On TV? Cool!

Have you seen that reality TV show, Railroad Alaska? Anyone interested in heavy equipment will be fascinated by the portrayal of all the big machines that are needed to keep the railroad functional. And it's true that for many folks, the railroad is the lifeline of communication through the wilderness. Of course, the directors seem to think that "human drama"…

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