Category Archives: Shop Days

Sunday Shop Day (20/03/16)

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Sunday Shop Day – RIP Penelope 15

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.

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Sunday Shop Day – Engine Testing

Today we were doing engine testing. We also started breaking in our new engine and continued with wiring the electrical controls.

Alex, AA

Shop Days in October?

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May Shop Days – Week 5

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.

Alex, AA

May Shop Days – Week 4

Sunday: Back to the old hitch.

Monday: Test drive & weigh in.

Tuesday: More testing (

Wednesday: “New” hitch.

Thursday: <pictures unavailable at this time>

Friday: Polos & decals.

Saturday: Paint.


Alex, AA

May Shop Days – Week 3

Sunday: Steering & brakes reunion. Also, thanks for the pizza Jason!

Monday: More steering & brakes.

Tuesday: The first drive (

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!

Alex, AA

May Shop Days – Week 2

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!

Alex, AA

May Shop Days – Week 1








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Exams are finished, Summer term has begun!

With only 5 weeks left until competition, UMATT has kicked it into high gear in order to meet the competition goal. Things are looking bright this year but there is still a lot of work to be done.


Alex, AA