Earthmover Tire Service

Tire Safety Starts with Trained Technicians!

TIA offers a variety of training for new hires, as well as experienced tire technicians. Our ETS programs cover all aspects of OTR tire service and can be delivered online or in person, with hands-on instruction.

Keep your techs safe, customers happy and better your business with TIA’s Earthmover Tire Service Training.

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Basic Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) is a 200-Level course outlines the minimum skills and safety guidelines for servicing one-piece, three-piece, five-piece, and double gutter OTR assemblies. Basic ETS is available through the TIA Online University or can be delivered in-person utilizing video, workbooks and paper exams.

There are also hands-on classes available several times a year. Our Adv. ETS Hand-On Course combines the Basic ETS Classroom portion with two full days of hands-on training, including service truck operation, hydraulic tools and a variety of equipment that can aid in servicing OTR tires.

The Basic ETS consists of the following 15 Modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Tires, Rims & Valves
  3. Service Truck Operation
  4. Site Preparation & Equipment Lifting
  5. Hydraulic Bead Breakers & Rams
  6. Service One-Piece on Machine
  7. Service Three-Piece on Machine
  8. Service Five-Piece on Machine
  9. Service Double Gutter on Machine
  10. Service One-Piece Loose
  11. Service Three-Piece Loose
  12. Service Five-Piece Loose
  13. Wheel & Rim Fastening Systems
  14. Install & Remove Wheel Fitment
  15. Install and Remove Rim Fitment


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Certified Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) is designed for experienced OTR technicians, with several years of hands-on experience. In addition to successful completion of the final exam, students must show proficiency in the field by demonstrating the ability to perform various skills that must be witnessed and signed off on. Each student who successfully passes the course receives a Certificate and 13 Uniform Patches. Recertification is required every two years via an online exam.

Certified 300 Level Technician courses must be conducted by a TIA 400 Level Instructor. These train-the-trainer classes are held throughout the US each year in several cities. Check out our Upcoming Classes to find an Instructor class near you!

Certified ETS consists of the following Modules:

  1. Safety guidelines including personal protective equipment (PPE), safe lifting, and heatstroke/frostbite identification and prevention.
  2. Speed restrictions, dual tire guidelines, dual and single tire matching guidelines, tire mixing recommendations, temperature and inflation pressure, rim to tire fitment, TPMS/TKPH, and tire/rim assembly weight.
  3. Demounting, mounting and inflation procedures for a tubeless OTR tire on one-piece, three-piece and five-piece rims.

*Basic Commercial Tire Service (CTS) and Basic Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) are prerequisites for these courses.


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