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Engine donated to PCC Ag Power Program

07 September 2018

The Pratt Community College Agriculture Power Technology department recently received a John Deere TO 4045 D 809400 Type 4045df 150 engine through a donation by Don Hildebrand.

The engine is complete with a clutch, radiator, and stand. It used a lot of oil, so it was replaced by electric drive.

“The engine will be disassembled by students to analyze why it uses oil, if possible, and research ways to reuse it,” said Ag Power Instructor Ralph Williams.

The class was able to recently get the engine to run. It runs well, which adds to the challenge to find the cause of its oil consumption.

Williams believes the donation will be an invaluable asset to provide students hands on training.

The John Deere exchange value of the donated was estimated at $1800 per BTI in Pratt. The value was derived by classing the engine as running when taken out of service.

Pratt Community College offers the Agriculture Power Technology program on-campus. Interested students can contact the Associate Director of Special Program Admissions, 620-450-2114, elyseb@prattcc.edu. For more information about the Agriculture Power Technology program, contact Ralph Williams at ralphw@prattcc.edu.