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New Holland Agriculture Provides New Tractor for Department Educational Programs

Posted: August 18, 2014

Loan program benefits instructors and students.
(from left to right): Greg Fasick, Matt Zerby, David Kohuth, Jude Liu, Tony Resh, Zach Neiderer, Paul Trella, Sebastian Redcay

(from left to right): Greg Fasick, Matt Zerby, David Kohuth, Jude Liu, Tony Resh, Zach Neiderer, Paul Trella, Sebastian Redcay

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

A brand new T6.160 tractor was on display at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, August 2014, in the New Holland Building.

The tractor will be taken to the Agricultural Engineering Building for use by instructors and students for teaching machinery design, performance, and operations for the 2014-15 academic years.

Dr. Liu states, "We will be using this tractor in all of our machinery courses and relevant lab activities.  It will provide our students new technology and hands-on activities.  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."

By the end of the spring semester, the tractor will be taken by a local dealer and sold.

This is the fifth tractor that the department has received from this loan program from New Holland Agriculture, North America.