Crawler Excavator Instructor Kit

This complete training package lets you begin conducting professional crawler excavator training immediately. It's ideal for instructors who don't have time to create their own materials.

Option 1: Complete kit as described below

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Option 2: Complete kit plus DVD video(s)

As a bonus you may purchase a copy of the video(s) presented in the program for an additional $100 (discounted from the full price of the video). Many instructors have found it useful to watch these films in standard DVD format before, during or after the instructor-led portion of the program. The DVD(s) are separate from the kit disc.

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Software license for use/installation on one computer. Click here for more information on license fees.

Course materials (printed from PDF files on the kit disc)

2 full length videos are embedded in the kit (e.g., videos appear within the training program and can only be played on a computer). The instructor/trainer can start and stop the program as needed for group discussion.

Topic summary

Download complete course outline (small PDF file)

  • Lesson 1 - Goals & Objectives
  • Lesson 2 - Components & Control Identification
  • Lesson 3 - Safety & Warning Symbols
  • Lesson 4 - Pre-Start Procedures
  • Lesson 5 - Starting Procedures
  • Lesson 6 - After Starting Checks

  • Lesson 7 - Operation & Safety
  • Lesson 8 - Engine Shutdown
  • Lesson 9 - Advantages & Limitations
  • Lesson 10 - Attachments
  • Lesson 11 - Load Securement & Tie-Down
  • Lesson 12 - Preventive Maintenance

Additional course materials included on the disc

  • What to teach
  • How to teach
  • Training agenda
  • Pre-planning checklist
  • Brief history of construction equipment
  • Historical health hazards
  • Role of OSHA/MSHA
  • What constitutes safety training

  • Look/listen/smell
  • Resources available
  • Glossary of construction terms
  • Course evaluation
  • Attendance roster
  • Discussion questions
  • Exam
  • Exam key
  • Course certificate

Contact us for more information

For more information about VISTA's instructor kits, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886, or send us an e-mail message.

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VISTA Instructor Kits

Instructor Kit Advantages

  • Raise the level of professionalism of your training
  • Save time - you don't need to develop a training programs from scratch?
  • Provide your operators with more consistent, structured safety training
  • Print as many copies as you need - when you need them
  • Take the hassle out of record-keeping

VISTA instructor kits are ideal for owners of small equipment fleets, or if your firm doesn't have a person dedicated to training. Safety is still critically important!