Category Archives: Shop Days
Today we dissected Penelope 15 (RIP) so we can reuse the transaxle. We also started working on the seat box for this year’s tractor.
Today we were doing engine testing. We also started breaking in our new engine and continued with wiring the electrical controls.
Sunday: Rebuilding the tractor post-painting.
Monday: Decals & Throttle.
Tuesday: Preparation & Packing.
Competition is a day away; the trailer is packed, the drivers are sleeping, and Matt & Ray are working on presentations. It’s looking promising for UMATT this year. Be sure to check back for the results of the competition.
Sunday: Back to the old hitch.
Monday: Test drive & weigh in.
Tuesday: More testing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnjQQG2ES6s).
Wednesday: “New” hitch.
Thursday: <pictures unavailable at this time>
Friday: Polos & decals.
Sunday: Steering & brakes reunion. Also, thanks for the pizza Jason!
Monday: More steering & brakes.
Tuesday: The first drive (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcQTLWqItho).
Wednesday: Throttle & decals–we need decal space!
Thursday: Breaking down the tractor.
Friday: Applying the finishing touches.
Saturday: A continuation of the previous day.
Only 12 days to go! Hopefully it stops raining soon so we can paint!
Sunday: A rare Parker sighting. Plus some surprise guests!
Monday: Beep beep beep…
Tuesday: Quiet day.
Wednesday: <pictures unavailable at this time>
Thursday: Another surprise guest visit.
Friday: The part is in!
Saturday: The tractor is on all fours! Also, thank you Stephens family for the delicious surprise dinner!
It’s been a busy week at UMATT. But there’s still some work left to do. In other news, we might be driving the tractor tomorrow!–or rather, later today since it’s 2:30 a.m. You don’t want to miss it!