Students gain experience with new agricultural tech

November 2021

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

On November 3rd, Writtle University College (WUC) students from Agriculture and Land & Wildlife courses gained hands-on experience with the latest Manitou telehandlers. The day was arranged by local agricultural machinery dealership, Crawfords, using experts and machines from Manitou.

Lecturer Richard Batey said: "Thank you to Crawfords and Manitou for a highly instructive training session. The students enjoyed a detailed introduction to the latest equipment used in land-based sectors. Our aim at Writtle University College is to 'put science into practice' and this session with Crawfords introduced students to the next generation of land-based technology."

"Inspiring the next generation is key. Being able to provide opportunities like these to students are vital. Students have come away from this afternoon's training session with a detailed insight into the latest machinery along with hands-on telehandler operating training," said Hannah Kelsey, Crawfords Marketing Manager.

On November 4th, Writtle University College's farm also hosted a stop on the National Manitou Roadshow. Land-based workers from around Essex travelled to WUC's campus for a day of demonstrations. Visitors used the spacious farm to test-drive the latest Manitou Stage V Manitou Telehandlers.