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Utility Type Vehicles: UTV Maintenance and Safe Use Lawn Care Training Guide


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Authored by Robert “Bobby” Grisso, Extension engineer, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; John Perumpral, William S. Cross Professor and Head Emeritus, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Don Ohanehi, Research Scientist,Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Mike Goatley, Professor, Crop & Soil Environmental Science, Virginia Tech; Kathleen Jamison, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech; Cathy Sutphin, Associate Director, 4-H Youth Development Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech; Dan Swafford, Curriculum Specialist, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Carl Estes, Instructional Technologist, AHNR Information Technology (first published June 2014, last reviewed January 2024)

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Utility type vehicles (UTVs) are popular equipment used in a variety of settings, including the lawn care industry. Their hauling capacity and versatility have increased their popularity, and they are widely used in rural, suburban, and urban settings for a variety of lawn care, agricultural, construction, and industrial applications. Considering that UTVs are widely used in the green industry, it is extremely important that young workers in the industry become familiar with the safe operation of UTVs. The purpose of this training guide is to familiarize young workers with the safe use of UTVs.

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Publication Date

January 29, 2024