Agricultural Tractor Training

Accredited by the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) & Independent Training Standards Scheme & Register (ITSSAR), Pro Trainers UK provides quality Earth Moving training in Manchester to those in need of Certificate of Competence and Achievement. The aim of our Industrial Agricultural Tractor  training course is to provide the candidate with the essential knowledge and skill to perform his tasks to the highest level.

Agricultural Tractor  training courses last between 1-3  days depending upon the requirements of the participants (refresher courses, intensive courses etc.), with partakers developing essential skills like machine operation, health and safety, and accepted good practice.

During the course, participants will be encouraged to participate in practical demonstrations and exercises, as well as learning theory lessons to ensure their understanding of the material is comprehensive.


What is an Agricultural Tractor?

The most common use of the term “tractor” is for the vehicles used on farms. The farm tractor is used for pulling or pushing agricultural machinery or trailers, for plowing, tilling, disking, harrowing, planting, and similar tasks.

A farm tractor used to power a pump for irrigating a plot of land

A variety of specialty farm tractors have been developed for particular uses. These include “row crop” tractors with adjustable tread width to allow the tractor to pass down rows of corn, tomatoes or other crops without crushing the plants, “wheatland” or “standard” tractors with fixed wheels and a lower center of gravity for plowing and other heavy field work for broadcast crops, and “high crop” tractors with adjustable tread and increased ground clearance, often used in the cultivation of cotton and other high-growing row crop plant operations, and “utility tractors”, typically smaller tractors with a low center of gravity and short turning radius, used for general purposes around the farmstead. Many utility tractors are used for nonfarm grading,landscape maintenance and excavation purposes, particularly with loaders, backhoes, pallet forks and similar devices. Small garden or lawn tractors designed for suburban and semirural gardening and landscape maintenance also exist in a variety of configurations.

A tractor with a chaser bin

Some farm-type tractors are found elsewhere than on farms: with large universities’ gardening departments, in public parks, or for highway workman use with blowtorch cylinders strapped to the sides and a pneumatic drill air compressor permanently fastened over the power take-off. These are often fitted with grass (turf) tyres which are less damaging to soft surfaces than agricultural tires.

How long do Agricultural Tractor  courses last?

This common question is not easily answered, as the answer lies in the existing training level of the participant. Pro Trainers UK are well versed in working with companies of all shapes and sizes, and can advise on the most suitable course duration on a bespoke basis.

Key facts

1-5 Day Training Course


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Assessment report

Pro Trainers UK follow a specific set of guidelines as determined by NPORS & ITSSAR to ensure your staff are trained to the highest standard. We utilise the following points to create an assessment report specific to the training course, creating confidence in knowing employees are competent in all course requirements.

tick Pre-Operational Checks: Wheels and Tyres, Tracks, Battery, Guards, Engine Oil, Coolant, Fuel, Hydraulic Oil, Rams and Pipes, Controls, Brakes, Steering, Instruments, Horn, Power Take-Off, Towing Hitch, Attachments Etc.

tick Manoeuvring: Drove Tractor/Trailer through test chicane / obstacle course, forward and reverse. Operated within confines of road works.

tick Checks: Carried out pre-loading safety checks. i.e. Other site personnel & vehicles / Ground conditions / Overhead obstructions / Overhead power lines / Underground cables & services.

tick   Transportation: Drove Tractor/Trailer around working area forward and reverse, laden and unladen, including (where applicable) ramps – uneven ground – low headroom – uneven loads – wide loads, etc. Other Hazards :-

tick Alignment: Reversed Tractor and aligned with towing hitch on Trailer. Coupled Trailer and connected all services. Observed all safety precautions in relation to other workers.

tick Attachments: Carried out inspection to attachments being used. Trailer – Grass Cutter – Compressor – Winch Other…………………………….

tick Pre-Operation: Carried out risk assessment with regard to the task and equipment being used.

tick Operation: Ensured correct guarding of P.T.O. shaft. Operated any attachment within the limits and guidelines specified by the manufacturer.

tick Attachments: Safely used the following attachments (State attachments used) Attachments Used:……………………………..……….  .(Will not be shown on card).

tickAttachments: Removed and cleaned any attachments used (State attachments used) Attachments Used:……………………………..……….……………………………..(Will not be shown on card)

tick End of Shift: Re-fuelled. Parked Tractor in safe area. Applied parking brake. Secured attachment. Removed ignition key. Checked for defects. Left Tractor safe and secure..