Technician Training

Our Ziegler CAT instructors help keep your technicians up-to-date and expertly trained on new equipment maintenance and repair procedures, tailored to your needs.

Ziegler can provide custom training to fit your specific needs throughout the year. This can be one-on-one training or for a group. For more information, call 877.281.6740 or send an email to training@zieglercat.com.

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Course Descriptions

See below for the types of courses currently offered. You can register for a specific training date or request for a training to be offered.

  • 3500 Engines

    This 3500 course is designed to prepare technicians for troubleshoot, repair and maintain 3500 engines to ensure the procedures are performed correctly.

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  • Basic C-series Engines

    Review basic maintenance, complete disassembly and assembly, including electronic troubleshooting on the following C series Engines: C4, C6, C7.1, C7, C9, C9.3, C10, C11, C12, C13, C15, C18, C27, C32, and C175.

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  • ET Training

    Learn how to use electronics to establish program parameters and identify machine problems. Instruction will be on the use of data loggers, communication adapter parameters, saving files, and navigating ET screens.

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  • Electronic Engines

    Engine Electronics covers the maintenance, repair, programming and troubleshooting of Caterpillar electronic engine systems and related harness and hardware. Students will be able to recognize components and understand their functions; recognize and use service and diagnostic tooling; establish and program customer parameters; calibrate and adjust electronic engine components; troubleshoot the system, including differentiating electrical hardware and harness problems from the electronics.

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  • Failure Analysis (Advanced)

    Review of basic metallurgy and the principles of wear and fractures. 2. Identify the root cause of a failure by applying these principles in: -Anti-friction bearings -Gears -Hydraulic pumps -Shaft -Weld -Lubrication -And other components.

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  • Failure Analysis (Introduction)

    Understand basic metallurgy and principles of wear and fractures. 2. Identify the root cause of a failure by applying these principles to: Crankshafts, connecting rods, piston rings and liners, bearings, valves, turbochargers, threaded fasteners, and other components.

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  • Machine AC

    Learn the fundamentals of air conditioning systems. Identify and understand component function. Test and troubleshoot air conditioning systems. Learn proper use of recycling equipment. Complete, Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Certification through ASE testing.

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  • Machine Electronics

    Learn about wire and connector maintenance and repair, electrical schematic reading and interpretation, operation and troubleshooting of analog and digital sensors and explanation and troubleshooting of fault codes. We will demonstrate the proper use of tooling such as Cat Electronic Technician and the Fluke Electrical Meter. We will also demonstrate on machine calibrations.

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  • Machine Hydraulics

    Learn how to read hydraulic schematics, along with hydraulic component function and terminology to assist in servicing of your Caterpillar machine.

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  • SOS Fluid Analysis

    Learn how to take a proper oil sample, read, and interpret SOS results to assist in servicing your Caterpillar machine.

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  • Service Information System (SIS)

    This class will focus on how to obtain information for Cat built equipment using SIS, including disassembly and assembly procedures; testing and adjusting, system operation, maintenance, finding parts; use of wiring diagrams; how to navigate through the complete system.

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  • Tier 4 Interim/Final

    The Tier 4 Interim/Final Engine and after-treatment Systems Diagnostics course is intended for Cat customer technicians. This course focuses on Cat solutions to meet EPA Tier 4 Interim/Final non-road diesel engine emissions regulations. This course provides advanced systems operation information with an emphasis on hands-on diagnostic and repair techniques. Topics include the air systems, after-treatment, fuel systems, selective catalytic reduction, engine to after-treatment connection requirements, and the operator interface.

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