Modern agricultural machines must be mechanically sound and biologically sensitive, and onboard computers are becoming standard equipment. These machines are designed and tested by engineers educated in a power and machinery curriculum. To keep up with the growing demand for innovative, high-tech equipment, equipment manufacturers need more university-trained engineers. Power and machinery graduates are commonly employed by farm equipment manufacturers, but they also qualify for positions outside the farm equipment industry. Many have found engineering employment with other companies, including industrial facilities and manufacturers of construction equipment.
Picture: ULtrac tractor during ASABE Quarter Scale tractor competition.
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