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More About This Title Turf Maintenance Facility Design and Management:A Guide to Shop Organization, Equipment, and Prevent
Harry V. Smith has more than twenty-five years of experience in the turf equipment and allied industries as an equipment dealer, distributor's territory manager, turf equipment management professor, and technical trainer. Mr. Smith authored the "From the Shop" column for Landscape Maintenance magazine from 2004 to 2007. Now semi-retired and consulting in the turf equipment maintenance industry, Mr. Smith served as a professor and program coordinator of the Turf Equipment Management Program at Lake City Community College in Florida.
Chapter One: The Role of the Turf Equipment Manager.
The Management Team.
The Turf Equipment Manager as the Team Psychologist.
Sports Turf Facilities.
Chapter 2: Maintenance Facility and Shop Design.
Design, Construction and Selling your Design to Management.
Remodeling Older Facilities.
Meeting Regulations and Zoning.
How to Allow for Expansion.
Functional Interior Space.
Equipment Storage Area.
Lounge and Break Rooms.
How the Maintenance Facility Sets the Example.
Chapter 3: Preventive Maintenance.
What is PM?
Setting Up a PM System.
The Effects of No PM.
Well Trained Operators as a Resource.
The Technicians Role in PM.
Chapter 4: Reel Technology.
Reel Mower Precision vs. Rotary Mower Simplicity.
Adjusting for Height of Cut.
Rotary Blades / Wear / Sharpening.
Chapter 5: Selecting Tools and Equipment for the Shop.
The Right Equipment for Your Shop.
Must Have Tools.
Chapter 6: Problems and Suggestions.
A Simple Diagnostic Technique.
Inventory Control and Logistics.
Preventive Maintenance and Time Management.
Respect and the Technician.
Chapter 7: Training Equipment Operators.
Where to Find Good Operators.
Training Equipment Operators.
Chapter 8: Filling the Turf Equipment Manager Position.
Lack of Career Awareness.
High Schools as a Resource.
Chapter 9: Safety Regulations and Regulatory Agencies.
Clean and Organized is Safer and More Efficient.
Assistance from Regulatory Agencies and Your Insurance Carrier.
Handling Fuels and Oils.
Recycling and Detoxification.
Hazardous Materials Record Keeping.
Accident Reports and Reporting.
First Aid and First Responders.
Chapter 10: Conclusions.
About the Authors.