Hands-on Training



Terex Utilities - 2020 Hands-On Event - August 18th - 20th

Terex Utilities' annual Hands On program has truly evolved over the years. The program provides essential training on the operation and application of Terex Utilities Digger Derricks and Hi-Ranger Aerial Devices, to our latest addition - Auger Drills. The program is designed for customers as well as distributor personnel to participate and understand the proper operations of the equipment. Participants will gain valuable training on the application of the equipment to meet various jobsite requirements, as well as an understanding of work methods and safety procedures.

Reaping the full benefits of Terex Utilities and Hi-Ranger equipment must include a clear understanding of its designed operation. Whether your job is behind a desk or in energized 345 kV lines, this program will provide a valuable experience. Past customer attendees have included Fleet Managers, Fleet Engineers, Safety Managers and Administrators, Motor Vehicles Supervisors, Fleet Shop Managers, Linemen, Mechanics, and more.

The three-day Hands On program is systematically arranged using six training stations setup at our outdoor training facility. Participants at each station operate the equipment and perform actual jobs under direct supervision of Terex Trainers. In addition, the trainers demonstrate other operations and procedures not covered at the stations such as pole removal techniques, multi-parting winch line lifting, proper equipment set-up, and more.

A brief overview of proper methods participants will learn at some (tentative) stations include:

•  The Digger Derrick Stations

•  Dig holes
•  Set Poles
•  Set screw-anchors in four different directions
•  Learn smooth and steady derrick operation techniques

•  The Power Industry Aerial Device Stations

•  Change out a transformer
•  How to set up and perform a three-phase lift
•  Learn valuable safety procedures and work methods
•  Learn smooth and steady aerial operation techniques


Other stations include: Putting a Unit In-Service, Auger Drills & tooling, Plant tours, Construction, Telecommunications Equipment, etc.


The 2020 Hands On Program will be our 42nd Annual event; this fact alone speaks volumes for the quality of this highly recognized training. Bring your gloves and boots because YOU will be pulling the levers. We hope to see YOU there!

For more information on our Hands-On Event, including cost and availability, please contact [email protected] or call (605) 882-5526.  The registration form can also be found out under the News category and the story on Hands On 2020 being on being open for registrations.

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