John Deere donates engines to RLC Heavy Equipment program

INA, Ill. (Nov. 2, 2018) - Rend Lake College students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Technology program will have six new pieces of machinery to get their hands on this year, thanks to a donation by John Deere. Through their Engines for Education program, the manufacturing company made their first-ever donation to the college with a transmission and five engines for students to use in their Overhaul and Engine Fuel Systems classes.

RLC President Terry Wilkerson said, "Support like this from our industry partners is invaluable to the education of our students. These pieces of equipment help provide the latest technology for our students to experience real world and hands-on training."

Learn more about RLC's Agriculture programs at or by calling 618-437-5321, Ext. 1261.

EngineDonation2018WPictured is, FROM LEFT, Cody Hutchison (Woodlawn), Thomas Wolf (Odin), Collin Strumpf (Millstadt), Nathan Gates (Du Quoin), Trent Vosholler (Highland), Jordan Eidman (Mascoutah), Hayden Anderson (Columbia), Buddy Gore (Belleville), RLC Maintenance Technician Rodney Summers, Coty Boruff (Bartelso), Kyle Bammer (Belleville), Dale Hoff (Belleville), and RLC Heavy Equipment Technology Associate Professor Zack Vahlkamp. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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