PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center students attended Wipe Out Enterprises in Oran Ohio for a Technology Day. Wipe Out Enterprises specializes in International and Allis-Chalmers Pulling tractors and parts.
Wipe Out does it all from engineering of the product, the design work, the testing and the marketing of the products. Tractor pulling is a very uncommon sport, tractor pulling is known as the heaviest motorsport on wheels. The tractors weigh anywhere between 5,000 to 15,000 pounds, and pull a weight transfer down the track weighing between 30,000 to 60,000 pounds to see which tractor can pull it the farthest.
This sport is something that takes an analytical thought process and keys on problem solving skills. With the precise engineering and problem solving that goes on at Wipe Out Enterprises the customers have been able to enjoy great success at high levels of competition in this sport. During the time that the students were in attendance at the technology day, they learned problem solving skills, root cause analysis, attention to detail, and how to come up with an action plan; these are all skills that are used by technicians in the AG Power industry.
Students had experience learning advanced technology items such as a flow bench, cam profiler, dyno and simulation testing. The goal of the Upper Valley Career Center is to prepare students to obtain a career in the fields that they are enrolled in.