A TRACTOR will make the long trip to Tanzania after students and staff at Warwickshire College’s Moreton Morrell centre gave it a facelift.
The tractor, along with a trailer, has been renovated over a number of months and is now ready to be sent to the village of Tunguli in eastern Tanzania to help local farmers.
The majority of the work was taken up by agricultural engineering apprentices who train at the college. The now finely-tuned tractor is now on its way along with other supplies for the village.
Tim Hutchinson, lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, has been involved with the project from the start, and will be going out to teh East African country in July to train farmers in using and maintaining the tractor and trailer.
He said: “The project took bit longer than we hoped but I’m sure the wait will be worth it. The tractor and trailer both looked fantastic, showing the effort and hard work by both students and staff in the Agricultural Engineering department and the Countryside Management course.
All of the students who have worked on the project have benefited from it, and I’m looking forward to going out to Tunguli to see it in action.”