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New Courses Now Available for Hawthorne Cat Level 1 Operator Training

Improve Productivity, Safety, and Performance for Your Cat Machines

San Diego, CA -- Hawthorne Cat®, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region announces new Level 1 Operator Training Courses to help your business increase productivity, reduce operating costs, and maximize safety. In a world of constant technological innovations, it is more important than ever for equipment operators to understand machine systems and applications in order to maximize efficiency and profit.

Hawthorne Cat offers three levels of courses that cover everything from operator foundations to advanced training specific to job site needs. Our courses are open to all levels of experience from beginners to practiced operators. Each course provides classroom instruction, simulator training, and hands-on experience with the machines, including Backhoe Loaders, Dozers, Excavators, Mini Excavators, Motor Graders, Skid Steer Loaders, and Wheel Loaders. Trainees quickly gain experience in safety, maintenance, controls, and procedures and upon completion, students receive a certificate and verification card.

According to Ron Lyons, Hawthorne Cat Certified Dealer Instructor, Operator Training courses are essential to maintaining profit. “Without proper training, operators can create unnecessary wear and tear on Cat Machines costing thousands of dollars,” says Lyons. “The best operators are efficient, run machines safely, and keep machines running in top condition. Getting certified in these areas through our operator training courses just makes sense.” 

Level 1 Operator Training courses are held monthly. Current course offerings include:

Dozers | August 20 – 21, 2018
Skid Steer Loaders | September 10, 2018
Backhoe Loaders | October 15 – 16, 2018

Looking for something more personal? Operator training courses can be customized to meet your needs for every job site environment.

To stay current with our Level 1 Operator Training Courses, visit Hawthorne Cat Training. For more details, contact Ron Lyons at 858.674.7047 or

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