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Equipment Donation Marks Cleveland Brothers’ Continued Support


An area Caterpillar dealership, honored earlier this year for its 15-year support of Pennsylvania College of Technology, has made another contribution to the School of Natural Resources Management.

Randy Fetterolf, a corporate recruiter in the Bellefonte office of Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc., recently facilitated the donation to the school of a diesel particulate filter a system to reduce exhaust emissions and to help bring diesel engines into compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s emission regulations.

“As emissions requirements become more stringent, testing and controlling emissions becomes more central to the curriculum as our programs continue to meet or exceed industry standards,” said Claude T. Witts, instructor of diesel equipment technology at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood. “These DPFs are designed to work with our 2007 Caterpillar C15 engines, six of which were partially donated from Cleveland Brothers in a purchase agreement approximately a year ago.”

This is the second DPF that has been donated by Cleveland Brothers. The first will be used in the Dyno laboratory on a running C15 engine to serve as an actual demonstration of the regeneration process: the removal of accumulated soot from the filter.

The newly donated diesel particulate filter will be used to teach disassembly and assembly procedures, in the lab as well as in theory, to enable students to physically see and touch the components within the filter.

Cleveland Brothers also is a partner in the Caterpillar Excellence Fund, which has joined with member dealers to donate more than $1.75 million to the college’s diesel, heavy construction equipment and power generation majors over the years.

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