8 April 2014
Students from the Machinery Department have entered the above competition for several years and have always done well - against several other land-based colleges, including national colleges.
The event is part of the IAgrE's 'Raising the Profile of the Industry' campaign and is designed to raise the awareness among young engineers of the opportunities within the agricultural engineering industry.
The challenge is similar each year and involves creating a remote or radio controlled vehicle to produce the best performance on a standard test track from a set of standard wheels, a battery and maximum dimensions. Students built various vehicles over a period of a week and we entered two teams.
This year our teams came second and fourth overall, which was a very good result.
The event is held in the morning, followed by a tour of the JCB factory.
Photos show teams and part of competition.
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.