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CFE 201 John Deere Chassis and Drives
Credit Hours:  10
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 7L 9LL
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Theory of operation, diagnostic procedures, and service and repair techniques related to John Deere power train components used in John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment. Use of technical service literature, reconditioning procedures, and safety are emphasized.

Prerequisites: Enrolled in the John Deere Forestry Program

Corequisites: RDG100A or RDG100B

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate safe operating practice.
2. Explain the operation, power flow, and locate components of manual shift transmissions.
3. Explain the procedures in removing, installing and adjusting a clutch.
4. Repair differentials according to the service manual and determine the cause of failure.
5. Explain the operation of a power shift transmission and perform repair procedures.
6. Explain the operation of a torque converter.
7. Diagnose, service and repair hydrostatic drive systems and components with the aid of service manuals and computer software.
8. Identify the different types of hydrostatic drives with the use of technical manuals.
9. Diagnose, service and repair belt drive systems with the aid of service manuals.
10. Diagnose, service and repair chain-type drive systems with the aid of service manuals.
11. Diagnose, service and repair gear-type drive systems with the aid of service manuals.
12. Diagnose, service and repair undercarriage systems on track-type equipment.
13. Diagnose, service and repair brake systems used in heavy equipment applications.
14. Properly align steering systems used in both track- and tire-type heavy equipment.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students must pass a Web-based John Deere University Level 1 Powertrains exam with a minimum of 80% accuracy.