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THE NEXT LEVEL

Combi Tractor Mower TRA06

combi mower

Awarding Body:

LANTRA Awards

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1-3 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:

4

Experience Worker Tests per day:

4

Variations:

Safe use of tractor
Trailed equipment
PTO equipment
3-point linkage equipment
Mower deck

Card options:

5-year LANTRA traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

16

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is an combi tractor mower?

A combi tractor mower is a universal machine, that has a mower cutter deck, with the added benefit of using attachments powered by either a PTO or hydraulics. The machine is able to tow attachments, making it a perfect machine for small estate maintenance.

What does the training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Set up exclusion zone
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for agricultural tractor use
  • Prepare the agricultural tractor for use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Attach and set trailers, mounted and PTO drives ready for operation
  • Operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of implements and attachments
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre machine
  • Trailed equipment
  • 3-point linkage and PTO attachments
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Tractor and attachments
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

Theory assessment:

  • 25 multiple choice questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Pre use and operational checks
  • Travel up and down slopes with hill starts
  • Drive through chicane, forwards and backwards
  • Reverse 30 metres in a straight line, through restrictions
  • Attach trailer and secure
  • Attach 3-point linkage attachment
  • Connect PTO attachment and run
  • Drive over uneven and sloping terrain
  • Pass mark is less than 35 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental

Known as:

Tractor, 4x4, Earthmover, farmers friend

Manufactures:

John Deere, New Holland, Case, Massey Ferguson, Fendt, JCB, Ford

Functions:

Towing, Cultivating, Drilling, harvesting, corn cart, dumper trailer, water bowser
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