Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Provides Hands-On Training.
Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, is providing a Mahindra 7060 Tier IV compliant tractor to Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) for use in its Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute. OSUIT offers one of the leading technical programs in the nation providing highly trained future employees critical to the success of farm equipment dealers.
The Mahindra 7060 4WD full-size utility tractor with ML 273 loader is equipped with an mCRD engine, Mahindra Common Rail Diesel, an innovative, fuel-efficient high performance engine that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 360 tons per year as well as visible engine smoke. The Mahindra 7060 will be used in the curriculum for the Southwestern Association Industrial & Farm Equipment Associate in Applied Science degree program.
“We are committed to investing in education and are pleased to support these future farm industry technicians. OSUIT’s highly skilled graduates are vitally important to the agricultural industry,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Mahindra USA. “The outstanding degree program offered by OSUIT aligns with Mahindra’s ‘Rise’ philosophy of accepting no limits, employing alternative thinking and driving positive change to help transform lives.”
“We appreciate the support of cutting-edge, fast-growing companies such as Mahindra. This support enables us to stay at the forefront of technology and continue to provide the farm equipment industry with outstanding talent,” said Dr. Bill R. Path, President of OSU Institute of Technology. “Our students are fortunate to have access to hands-on training with current technology such as this state-of-the-art Mahindra 7060 with its unique mCRD engine.”
Mahindra’s Tier IV compliant mCRD features include:
- high pressure fuel injection engine greatly reducing visible engine smoke,
- multiple injection points for fuel efficiency with greener emissions including a reduction in NOx and Particulate Matter (PM),
- diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) after treatment system that does not require regeneration, and
- high-efficiency positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) technology to capture and clean gases from the combustion chamber before releasing them into the environment.