TIA Announces Hands-On Farm Tire Service Classes

Bowie, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the dates for two hands-on Basic Farm Tire Service (FTS) training classes. The first class, sponsored by Tandem Tire, will be held April 7-9, 2015 in Maquoketa, Iowa. The second class will be held Sept. 1 - 3, 2015 in Gothenburg, Neb. and is sponsored by Dawson Tire & Wheel. The classes will run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day.  

Basic Farm Tire Service is a minimum skills training and certificate program that outlines and explains the guidelines for servicing farm, agriculture and construction tire and wheel assemblies. Participants will learn step-by-step procedures for demounting, mounting and inflating, single, duel and 3-piece assemblies in addition to service truck operation and liquid ballast installation/removal.

“TIA hosted hands-on FTS classes for the first time this past summer and they were very well received so we are excited to bring classes to Iowa and Nebraska in 2015,” said TIA Director of Training Chris Hoogenboom.

Tuition is $495 for 1 or 2 attendees. Companies sending 3 or more participants will receive a discounted rate of $445 per student. Attendees who successfully complete the 3-day class will receive a Certificate of Completion.

For more information, please visit www.tireindustry.org/training.  For information, contact Chris Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 1-800-876-8372, ext. 106.