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Terex donates engine, axles for heavy equipment, diesel majors


Through a newly formed partnership, Terex Corp. is providing the latest technology to Pennsylvania College of Technology with the donation of a new crane engine and four drive axles.

The equipment, valued at nearly $70,000, will be used to enhance instruction in the college’s heavy construction equipment technology and diesel technology programs.

Pennsylvania College of Technology students Quinton S. Leonard (left), of Palmyra, and Josh R. Werni, of Lebanon, work on one of four Terex Corp.-donated drive axles in instructor Chris S. Weaver's Powertrain and Brake Systems lab. Both are enrolled in heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis.
Pennsylvania College of Technology students Quinton S. Leonard (left), of Palmyra, and Josh R. Werni, of Lebanon, work on one of four Terex Corp.-donated drive axles in instructor Chris S. Weaver’s Powertrain and Brake Systems lab. Both are enrolled in heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis.

Terex Corp. is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products, parts and service support for a broad range of industries including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining.

The donated equipment is a Cummins QSB 6.7 CM2350 B105 Tier 4 Final crane engine that features all of the latest fuel, electronic and emission systems. It is fully functional and ready for use in courses ranging from fuel and electrical system diagnostics to disassembly and assembly. Currently, it is in use in the college’s Dyno Lab, where a physical load can be applied to study horsepower gain and loss.

The donated drive axles include steering and brake components. Students will be able to disassemble a differential, identify the components, explain power flow, and reassemble per OEM (original equipment manufacturer) specifications. The donation enables students to have a lab project that provides hands-on experience with steering and brake components, as opposed to theory only.

“I cannot stress how important this donation is to our school,” said John D. Motto, instructor of diesel equipment technology. “This is the latest and greatest technology that is out on the market today. Our students will benefit from this in so many different ways.” 

Michael J. Sormilic, an online power generation student from Southbury, Conn., who has spent much of the Fall 2020 semester learning the ins and outs of the equipment, stands alongside a Cummins crane engine donated to Penn College by Terex Corp. Behind him, in the control room of the dyno lab, are John D. Motto (left), diesel equipment technology instructor, and Chris Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations.
Michael J. Sormilic, an online power generation student from Southbury, Conn., who has spent much of the Fall 2020 semester learning the ins and outs of the equipment, stands alongside a Cummins crane engine donated to Penn College by Terex Corp. Behind him, in the control room of the dyno lab, are John D. Motto (left), diesel equipment technology instructor, and Chris Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations.

“Terex Corporation’s support with these donations is invaluable to the development of our students and their hands-on education,” said Chris Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations. “We are proud to have them as a new Corporate Tomorrow Makers partner and sincerely thank them for their immediate impact to the heavy equipment and diesel technology programs.”

We are excited for this opportunity to bring leading technology to the classroom and support Pennsylvania College of Technology in building a skilled workforce,” said Lacy Juarez, talent acquisition specialist for Terex Corporation. “This equipment donation was a great opportunity to demonstrate one of our key values of citizenship by giving back while also supporting the future of our industry.”

With origins dating back to the 1930s, Terex Corp. designs, builds and supports quality products used worldwide by a variety of industries. With a strong corporate culture focused on safety and values, Terex team members work around the globe, including in its manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

For more about programs in the School of Engineering Technologies at Penn College, email or call 570-327-4520.

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