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Baja Team Competes

Baja Team Competes

  • The main goal of B&W is to produce and market the best trailer hitches on the market. Accomplishing that goal requires good people with a variety of production, design and engineering skills. Contributing to university engineering programs and competitions is a good way to help develop people with those needed skills.

     

     Baja Car

     K State University Baja SAE all-terrain vehicle in action.

     

    Earlier this year, B&W fabricated some parts for the Kansas State University Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team, based on mechanical drawings supplied by the team members. The objective of the competition is to provide SAE students with a challenging project that involves design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer/industrial market. Teams design, build and compete with all-terrain vehicles within the limits of SAE rules.

     

    Engineering student and Baja team member Mark Stich interned with B&W over two consecutive summers. Mark did a great job for us and B&W was happy to help out his team. Drawers that were laser cut by B&W and shaped by a press break became part of a shop cart that helped keep the team organized and the trailing arms B&W fabricated went into the suspension of the team’s vehicle.

     

    K State Baja SAE team. Mark Stich is standing, 3rd from the left.

     

    Making contributions to programs and competitions such as the Baja SAE is a worthwhile way for B&W to help students who may eventually be a part of producing the Turnoverball gooseneck hitch, the Tow & Stow, the Companion series of RV hitches and the Biker Bar.