Sunday, June 11, 2017

National PAS AMSTA Results

Eight of our students competed in a group of 36 students at the Iowa PAS Ag Machinery Service Technician Awards (AMSTA) competition at Fort Dodge in December. Six of our students (3 Teams) qualified to compete at National PAS AMSTA competition in St. Charles, Missouri. Twenty-three teams from across the nation competed in a competition that involved a written test, parts identification, measuring and several lab stations. The students represented us very well.
1st place individual- Dakota Kalis
2nd place individual- Brian Remington
1st place team- Dakota and Brian
3rd place individual- Garrett Thompson
6th place individual- James Bearbower
2nd place team- Garrett and James
12th place individual- Luke Asche
13th place individual- Logan Clancy
7th place team- Luke and Logan

 Brian and Dakota

 Garrett and James
Logan and Luke
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Russell 4045

Russell had the green 4045 this year. This is a sweet running little engine.

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Hunter and James Silver Bullet

Hunter and James had the "Silver Bullet" 10.5L this year. We put this engine under the new jib hoist as well. They worked with the neighboring  crew on the 12.5L to verify the wiring harness and ran their engine with it as well. The water pump decided it was done this year as well. Everyone loves a big chrome pipe!!

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Ethan and Amy 8.1L

Goldilocks lives again! Amy and Ethan had this 8.1L electronically controlled  inline engine. Every year it gets a little cleaner. They had a little injector issue but in the end it ran very well.

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Levi and Dakota 13.5L

This was the year that we decided that we would do the 13.5L engine that we have had for a few years. It had a rod and crank issue and some problems with the timing gears. Dakota and Levi took on this challenge knowing that the mechanical issues would be the easy part. They started working on the electronics in February by starting with a controller and then building a CAN bus system. The electrical project involved mornings before class and any other free time. It has developed into a hybrid system with combine controllers, a 9L fuel pump and various other used and new parts. In am expecting RPM as soon as we figure out what a matrix has to do with the engine speed.

Spare parts!!

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