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Heavy Equipment Power Trains & Systems - Pittsburg, KS
Heavy Equipment Power Trains & Systems - Pittsburg, KS
Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education
When:  Mon, June 25 2018 08:00 AM - Wed, June 27 2018 05:00 PM
Location:  Pittsburg State University/Kansas Technology Center
Address:  909 E. Ford, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Contact:  Tracey Eagon
Contact Phone:  620-235-6006


NOTE:  Monday & Tuesday will run 8:00 am - 5:00 and Wednesday will run 8:00 am - 12 noon

- Workshop Fee = $20.00 ($200.00 for out of state attendees)

ADDITIONAL DATE AVAILABLE: Monday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WORKSHOP will cover multiple chapters of the new Heavy Equipment Power Trains book including:

  • Chapter 9 Planetary Gear Sets,
  • Chapter 10 Powershift and Automatic Transmission Theory,
  • Chapter 11 Powershift and Automatic Transmission Service and Diagnostics,
  • Chapter 12 Hydrodynamic Drives,
  • Chapter 13 Hydrostatic Transmission Theory,
  • Chapter 14 Hydrostatic Transmission Service and Troubleshooting,
  • Chapter 15 Continuously Variable Transmissions,
  • Chapter 17 Final Drives and
  • Chapter 24 Track Steering Systems.
  • If time allows we will also cover Chapter 7 Manual Transmissions, Chapter 8 Clutches, and Chapter 25 Wheeled Steering Systems.


Timothy W. Dell is a Professor of Automotive Technology at Pittsburg State University and serves as the department's Diesel and Heavy Equipment Coordinator.

Dr. Dell received his doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University, a master of science degree in technology education from Pittsburg State University, and a bachelor of science degree in automotive technology with an emphasis in diesel and heavy equipment from Pittsburg State University.

He began his career working for Case IH in their Technical Service Group specializing in combine diagnostics. He has served on John Deere's Agricultural National Service Training Advisory Board and has been the advisor of Pittsburg State University's Caterpillar ThinkBIGGER four-year degree. He has taught Automotive Electricity and Electronic Systems, Fluid Power, and Off Highway Systems.

He currently teaches Automotive Automatic Transmissions, Advanced Hydraulic Systems, and Construction Equipment Systems. Dr. Dell has served as the automotive department chair for four years, but returned to the classroom full time to pursue his passion for curriculum development and teaching. He is the author of Hydraulic Systems for Mobile Equipment, and Heavy Equipment Power Trains and Systems.

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