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Course Description

If you operate a tractor and farm machinery you know that safety is important. This course is designed to increase awareness and test competency of  tractor operators with regards to safe operation and use of farm tractors and implements. 

This following people can take this course:

  • 14-16 year olds with a valid Nova Scotia Class 8 drivers license who want to be able to haul equipment on Nova Scotia roads and,
  • Those with a valid class 5 drivers license who want to increase their tractor safety knowledge and skills.

Participants with a valid Nova Scotia Class 8 driver’s license who successfully complete the course will receive a wallet card that enables them to operator a tractor with an attached implement on Nova Scotia Roads. Please note that the wallet card is valid for a farm tractor and trailer, if the combined weight of the vehicle combination weighs 14 000 kg or less.

All participants who achieve a minimum of 70 per cent on both the written and practical testing compnonents of this course will receive a certificate.

Course Outline

What's covered:

  • Safety
  • Highway regulations
  • Pre-operation checks
  • Safe starts and stops
  • Hazards
  • Connecting and hauling various implements (front and rear-end)

Prerequisites

This course is not intended to teach tractor driving. You must have at least 10 hours of supervised tractor driving experience before taking this course.
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