Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fundamentals and Safety

The first day of class again this year I had all the new students line up in front of the new toys for a picture.  I am guessing they were not very impressed with getting their picture taken on the first day but for many this will be the first picture they have with their new best friend.

We have learned many things in the first 20 days! Here area few examples.

How do I get a new tractor ready for delivery?

What is inside an old combine?

How do I drive a forklift?

How do I measure things?

We also learned who likes cupcakes, who likes to buy donuts, a use for Loctite and what time the UPS guy comes.

We are off to a good start! 

John Deere Tech

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Trip 2015

On June 30th  we loaded on to a charter bus to go to the Quad Cities area for factory tours. We started with a tour of Davenport Works where they build construction equipment. In the afternoon we toured John Deere Corporate Headquarters and finished the day at the Pavilion. Wednesday morning we went to Harvester Works and finished the tour with Dubuque Works  on the way home. We also had an opportunity to browse through the Baker collection of old tractors on the way by.  Here are some highlights.

Power Trains

The first half of the summer we have John Deere Power Trains. The classroom involves Quad-Range, Power-Quad, Power Shift and Infinitely Variable Transmissions. We also discuss power flows and repair procedures. Here are some of the lab pictures.

John Deere Tech! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Graduation 2015

There were 35 students that made it to graduation this year. It has been an exciting and fun 2 years that went by in a hurry. Here are some pictures.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nathan and Andy 8.1L

This is an 8.1L with and electronically controlled "P" pump. This is the first time this engine has been apart at school. It is an experimental engine that must have been used for endurance testing because it was dirty inside. After many trips to the wash rack and parts washer it lives again.It is good they picked this engine or they may have been upset with the instructors.



John Deere Tech