Keith Richardson has over 40-years experience in automotive, aircraft, motorcycle, agriculture, construction and mining equipment repair maintenance and design. Before joining the Testing Center at Northern, Keith was a design engineer for Big Bud Tractors starting in 1975. During his tenure at Big Bud he designed several models of Big Bud Tractors from concept to prototype, and then supervised the building and assembling of those tractors. Keith was the lead design engineer on the world’s largest farm tractor. Keith has extensive experience in designing power trains, hydraulic systems, and electrical systems. He also designed earth moving scrapers as well as several other equipment needs for railroads.