Garage hydraulic oil filter crusher

Crushing It

Used automobile oil filters have no chance now. The F&S Garage services all F&S Car Pool vehicles, as well as F&S shop trucks, electric cars, garbage trucks, Zamboni machines, and almost anything else with an engine. Inherent to servicing is the oil filter, an item that is regularly replaced. Once a filter has fulfilled its life cycle, these metal cylinders, sometimes about 12 inches long, … Continue reading Crushing It

all-electric trucks

Ahead of the Curve and All Electric

Coming to campus: all-electric trucks. The two new Ford F-150 Lightning work trucks move F&S people and equipment using no gas. The vehicles will hit campustown roads in the fall. F&S Garage mechanics will attend training sessions from the manufacturer directly. These two trucks are among the first delivered in the region. They were “born” on May 4, only 2 ½ weeks after the first … Continue reading Ahead of the Curve and All Electric

Tours Open Again

The impact of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread. Most operational aspects at F&S continued, but under much different guidelines and challenges than before. One that couldn’t continue: public tours. As a university resource provider, F&S offers facility tour opportunities, especially to students and children. Garage and Car Pool; Waste Transfer Station Nobody loves big trucks more than a bunch of little kids! … Continue reading Tours Open Again

Illinois: Let’s Ride!

University of Illinois System faculty, staff, and students can again use a shuttle service to travel back and forth between the Urbana and Chicago campuses for university business, now three days a week. UI Ride resumed operation starting August 17 after trips were canceled due to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This semester, shuttles will make two daily round trips three days a week … Continue reading Illinois: Let’s Ride!

Seeing St. Mary’s in a New Light

St. Mary’s Road is an important corridor on campus, linking south Champaign with key U of I facilities like the National Petascale Computing Facility, home to world-class supercomputers, the Research Park, and of course, access to Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) buildings and parking lots. So, what exactly will you see? Well, for one, you’ll see better. Improved lighting and easy-to-find crosswalks will aid pedestrians … Continue reading Seeing St. Mary’s in a New Light

Big Plans Ahead

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Daniel Burnham, legendary architect: Plan of Chicago, 1892 World’s Columbian … Continue reading Big Plans Ahead