Pittsburg University Gets Gift Of Road Grader 09/02/2008
This is one of those gifts that keeps on giving or rather grading. Pittsburg State University announced the gift of a road grader donated by Caterpillar and Martin Tractor Co. The machine was donated to the university’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Program and weighs more than 35,000 pounds with 220 horsepower. This is a huge donation for the program and will bring a new dimension to the Southwest Rotunda of the Kansas Technology Center.
Tim Dell assistant professor of automotive technology and the college’s diesel and heavy equipment coordinator said, “It’s a phenomenal donation, it adds credibility to our program it helps with recruiting student and building relationship with other industries and it continues to grow an already strong program.” The motor grader gift is the latest model on the market and is controlled with a joystick and equipped with laser beam and GPS system.