Longtime MACS member Sherwood Wheeler, AGCO supervisor of dealer technical support, will present and host a MACS mobile A/C clinic on agricultural, heavy-duty vehicles at the AGCO headquarters in Hesston, Kansas, on Friday, April 6.
The mobile A/C technical training clinic consists of live instructor-led training, covering a variety of agricultural and off-road service information and diagnostic techniques, including:
- Mobile A/C system types, components and operation
- Condensers, evaporators, compressors, lines and hoses
- Receiver/driers and TXVs, accumulators and OTs
- Control Devices: What they are and how they work
- Diagnosing, testing and servicing mobile A/C systems
- Refrigerant recovery and recycling
- Compressor diagnosis and replacement
- Proper oil balancing and accurate charging
- A/C system troubleshooting and performance testing
- Best practices repair methods
Even though the focus will be on heavy-duty, off-road agricultural equipment and TXV systems, the training also is applicable for on-road vehicles. In the afternoon the class will separate into teams for hands-on diagnostics and troubleshooting of some AGCO equipment parked in the service bays.
Cost to attend this training event is $75 for member of MACS and $125 for non-members. The event will include lunch. To register or become a member of MACS attendees can call the MACS office at 215-631-7020, ext. 0, visit the MACS website and register through the events tab, or fax a registration to 215-631-7017.