“The partnership Northeastern has with Interstate enables us to add important new learning tools for students to be successful as a diesel technician,” said Jimmy Atencio, coordinator of the diesel technology program at Northeastern. “I would like to thank the route manager, Rick Kreps, for helping make this donation happen.”
The Kenworth T300 has a Caterpillar 3126B six-cylinder diesel engine with an HEIU fuel system. This gives students an opportunity to learn how to diagnose and remedy problems in a Caterpillar 3126B diesel engine, which is a medium-duty engine used in dump trucks, long haul trucks, ambulances, buses, RVs, boats, cranes, fire trucks and more. While this is an older model, there have been only a few updates to the 3126 engine limited to electronics, not the engine itself.
“We see a lot of value in what this donation can do for students that graduate from Northeastern’s diesel program,” said Michael Johnston, owner of Interstate Batteries of the Rockies. “This is a common diesel engine with modern fuel and emissions systems they can expect to see often in the real world.”
For more information regarding Northeastern’s Diesel Technologies program, contact Jimmy Atencio at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 970-521-6692. Prospective students can get more information as well by contacting Northeastern’s Admissions office at email@example.com or 970-521-7000.