- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
High school students construct a solar-power tractor
Posted by Green Fun Store on 5/2/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The students in the Cañon City High School's automotive class are spending the majority of their time working on a 1978 Fiat X19, which presents enough of a challenge to take a year or possibly longer to complete. With the help of external grants and donations, these students were able to receive the necessary components to convert from gas-power engines to solar-power. The contributors include the Pueblo Community College, Napa Auto Parts and Johnson Control. As many of these students plan to pursue careers in the automotive industry, this type of hands-on experience is the best way to learn the ins-and-outs.
The students spent much of their time converting a Classic John Deere gas-powered tractor to a battery-powered operator, equipped with a snowplow to make sure it remains just as functional as before. The project was a success, encouraging the teens to continue the trend.