Customer Training Course List

Cat® machines are an asset to any construction operation. As an authorized Cat equipment dealer, Gregory Poole is proud to offer a wide variety of construction training courses that will help you learn everything you need to know about your Cat machines. Our Cat construction training solutions cover everything from basic machine components and systems to maintenance fundamentals and troubleshooting and much more. Choose the Cat training courses that meet your company’s specific educational requirements.

Tier 4
Many new Cat construction machines feature high-performance diesel engines designed to comply with today’s stringent Tier 4 emissions requirements. This Cat training course will give the student or technician a basic understanding of the regulations, components and troubleshooting.

Machine Specific Training

Caterpillar® is known for designing and manufacturing the most technologically innovative heavy equipment on the market. Each type of construction machine contains its own set of unique features. This course will familiarize the student with all the new features of the specific machine and how to use and apply them effectively.

Customer Cat ET and SIS
Cat Electronic Technician (ET) and Service Information Systems (SIS) are reliable, easy-to-use diagnostic software programs for heavy trucks. This course will familiarize the student will all the new features and basic operation of the programs.

Operational Maintenance
Timely preventive maintenance is essential for maximizing the performance of Cat construction equipment and extending its lifespan. The contents of this Cat training course focus on reducing downtime and improving work habits by teaching proper maintenance procedures and correct methods of maintaining machine systems.

Basic Engine Troubleshooting

Knowing how to perform basic troubleshooting steps can keep your engine running smoothly and prevent the need for major repair work in the future. The focus of this course is to introduce the components and system operations of this engine type. Fuel system adjustments (timing and synchronization) will be covered and performance testing and troubleshooting is featured.

Machine Hydraulics I
Today’s Cat equipment depends on advanced hydraulic systems for performing a wide range of vital machine functions.  This course will give the student a basic understanding of hydraulic schematics and components. The student will gain knowledge of schematic symbols and diagrams. As well as how they relate to actual machine diagnostics. The class will consist of class lecture and discussion as well as some hand-on.

Machine Hydraulics II
This Course expands on the materials covered in the Machine Hydraulics I class, with emphasis on hydraulic theory, circuits and trouble shooting. The class will primary be hands-on, with the student building circuits, and performing tests on them. Prerequisite: Machine Hydraulics I

Basic Failure Analysis
This course is an overview of the failure analysis concepts and methodology used in conducting an investigation of failed components and/or machines. Specific steps and techniques used to gather and analyze facts about metallurgy, wear, and fractures are emphasized.

Power shift Transmissions
Principles of transmission and converters will be explained and operational components will be reviewed. The many different configurations and control systems will be covered as well as basic troubleshooting.

Machine Monitoring Sys.
Caterpillar has developed advanced monitoring systems to help owners and operators track machine performance and maintenance requirements. The course content will include several monitoring systems that will be explained and defined. Operation and components will be described: machine diagnostic procedures and basic troubleshooting will be reviewed.

Measuring Tools
This course will cover various precision measuring devices, with emphasis on micro-meters. The student will learn to accurately use and read such measuring devices.

Hystat Systems
This course will familiarize the student with the components used in the hystat transmission system. This system is used in small track loaders, wheel loaders and dozers. The students will be able to perform pressure tests as well as interpret the results of test.

Machine Electrical I
This Cat training course will give the student a basic understanding of electrical schematics and components. The student will gain knowledge of schematic symbols and diagrams, as well as how they relate to actual machine diagnostics. The class will consist of class lecture and discussion as well as some hands-on training.

Machine Electrical II
This course expands on the materials covered in the Machine Electrical I class, with an emphasis on electrical theory, circuits, and troubleshooting. The class will be primarily hands-on, with the students building circuits and performing tests on them. Prerequisite: Machine Electrical I

Undercarriage
The Course content will give the student an understanding of the components that are used in a typical undercarriage, as well as the wear elements and factors. The student will receive materials containing various torque specifications and procedures to perform maintenance on machine undercarriages.

Customized Courses
Gregory Poole’s Training Department can customize any of the above courses to meet your needs and provide training at your site. We are able to develop a course for your specific training requirements if the course is not featured in our scheduled classes. Please contact us for more information and pricing.