# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 75562598

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Operate mowing, trimming, and grounds-care equipment.

Definition

Operation should include
  • selecting PPE
  • wearing appropriate clothing
  • performing a pre-operations check
  • fueling the equipment
  • starting the equipment
  • using an appropriate operating speed
  • following procedures for operating equipment on grades and slopes
  • shutting down the equipment.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the difference between commercial and residential mowing equipment?
  • What is the advantage of a self-propelled mower over a conventional push mower?
  • What is the difference between edging and trimming?
  • Why must operators be trained before operating any equipment?
  • What is the best source of information on any piece of equipment?
  • Why should grounds be surveyed before equipment use?
  • What does ROPS stand for? What is its purpose?
  • Why should hot equipment not be fueled?
  • What direction should be used when mowing a grade with a push mower? Riding mower?