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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Power Equipment Technology, 2009

1.) Identify career opportunities in power equipment technology.

2.) Explain safety procedures for working with power equipment systems.

3.) Differentiate among common tools used with hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Examples: mechanical tools, hose crimpers

4.) Identify common test equipment used with hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Examples: gauges, flow meters

5.) Identify systems in power equipment that utilize hydraulics.

6.) Distinguish between single-acting and double-acting hydraulic cylinders.

7.) Describe components of a hydraulic system.

8.) Explain how a hydraulic system works.

•  Diagnosing problems with a hydraulic system
•  Solving problems found in a hydraulic system
9.) Identify parts of a pneumatic system.

10.) Explain how a pneumatic system works.

•  Diagnosing problems with a pneumatic system
•  Solving problems found in a pneumatic system
11.) Identify power equipment drive train components and the functions of each.

12.) Diagnose power equipment clutch and transmission problems.

13.) Identify controls used in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Examples: electronic, digital, robotic, manual

14.) Describe the use of compliance controls on power equipment.

Examples: engine kill switch, inertia brake control

15.) Demonstrate the procedure for manual starter overhaul.

•  Diagnosing manual starter problems
16.) Demonstrate the procedure for repairing electric starters.

•  Diagnosing electric starter problems
17.) Identify preventive maintenance procedures used in checking and servicing hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Examples: changing fluids, changing filters, checking fluid levels, checking hoses

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