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New Holland Agriculture Provides New Tractor for Department Educational Programs

Posted: August 16, 2012

Loan program benefits instructors and students.
Left to right:Jude Liu-Asst. Prof. of Ag & Biological Engineering, John Elliott-Dir. of Marketing, New Holland Ag, North America, Paul Heinemann-ABE department head, and Willie Greaser-Tractor Marketing Specialist, New Holland Ag, North America

Left to right:Jude Liu-Asst. Prof. of Ag & Biological Engineering, John Elliott-Dir. of Marketing, New Holland Ag, North America, Paul Heinemann-ABE department head, and Willie Greaser-Tractor Marketing Specialist, New Holland Ag, North America

New Holland Agriculture, North America, is continuing their tractor loan program with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 

A brand new T6.175 tractor was on display at Penn State's Ag Progress Days in the New Holland Building on August 14-16. 

The tractor will be taken to the Agricultural Engineering department for use by instructors and students for teaching machinery design, performance, and operations for the 2012-13 academic year. 

Dr. Liu states, "This tractor will be highly beneficial to our teaching programs.  Several of our courses use this tractor in lab activities.  It will play a very important role in hands-on activities as well.  Specifically, this tractor will be heavily involved in following teaching contents such as: tractor cab design, ergonomics of operator's station, safety and operator performance, CANbus and electronic diagnostic systems, engine and PTO power performance tests, hydraulic power systems, traction field tests, and tractor evaluation. It will also be used in our research and student activities, such as majors fair and student club recruitment."

Next Summer, the tractor will be taken by a local dealer and sold. 

This is the third tractor that the department has received from this loan program, and we are especially grateful to Willie Greaser, Tractor Marketing Specialist, New Holland Agriculture, North America, for his efforts to keep this program going.