Sunday, December 28, 2008

First Pics Etten Leur

Live from Etten Leur... love this new technology !

Update: Just added some more. They are all rough and out of the camera... Will add more tonight!

Update 2: The rest is uploading right now. Talking about NO light at the end of the day though.
Really had trouble getting good shots in the last two classes (as you can probably tell).
Anyhow, it was a nice little pull with only standing room left and good competition. Strongly recomended for next year!

New comment on Radial Engine in US and Radial Pulling Club.

This is the owner of the radial pulling tractor. Thought we would post the link to our website we have made. It is:

Posted by Anonymous to Tractor Pulling Online - at December 28, 2008 1:56 AM

Friday, December 26, 2008

Indoor Pulling Etten-Leur

The Hypro Pullers have a little hot farm and stock indoor pull at Etten Leur, southern Netherlands this sunday. Check the flyer!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

The team of would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, a happy new year and a succesful 2009 season.
We would like to thank all of you for visiting this website and making it another record year for us, as well as our sponsors for their support.
Hope to see you all again in good shape in 2009!

Dutch Tractor Pulling TV coverage - part 7

7th part!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Calendar 2009 for now in the Netherlands

The calendar for the dutch program NTTO / Eurocup /EK is known and seen on the site of NTTO

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Runway Deer

Hallo Sasha,

We hebben onze site geüpdate en een aantal foto's geplaatst van de nieuw
spatborden op de Runaway Deer.

We have updated our site and placed a number of picctures of the new fenders o the Runaway Deere.

Misschien iets om op Pullingworld te plaatsen?

Maybe something to place on Pullingworld?

Ik heb een foto meegestuurd.

I have sent a foto with this.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Jos Broeks,
Team Runaway Deer

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday Pull Chat

Sunday evening = Chat time!

Dutch Tractor Pulling TV series part 5

The 5th part of the dutch championship series on RTL 7 TV

New Judge almost ready

After the old chassis was sold to Rob van der Waal, the new Judge chassis is done and the guys on the Kampereiland have been busy putting the new machine together. Still some little thing to do .. but that basic look of the new machine is alerady there. Good to see: The tractor is finally build to the maximum length!
For further info check the team's website at

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Radial Engine in US and Radial Pulling Club

In september, we've discovered the first images of the future radial team in the United States. This will be the first tractor equipped with this engine.
You can now see the latest images on the site of the radial pulling club. The site opens at the same time with its new domain
The U.S. team hopes to be ready for mid-season 2009.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Truckpower news - working the bugs out of an animal

Folks - time to check the Truckpower website again!
The big diesel mod is on the track and the team was kind enough to publish their first runs (and problems) on video and the aftermath in their picture gallery.

free publishing

So much about trusting into the good manners of other people...
From now on:
If you post something on here via the "submit news" link, I will get to check it before it goes online.
Still feel free to post News / Pictures or what ever you think is of interest to the European Pulling fans on here.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

FTPF 2009

During the last week end, it was the French annual meeting.

The french teams discussed about the future season 2009 with the promotors.

At this occasion, FTPF approved the opening of the 2T5 in France. A new long-awaited category. In this category, we will find 4 tractors Twin Limit(ex final countdown), Le foudroyeur (6cyl), Nirvana (6cyl), another (6cyl.) and maybe some tractors of the 3T5 mod: Vil Coyote and Gladiateur. In 3T5, the same tractors will be present in 2009.

In two wheel drive, the number of French teams will grow with the arrival of ex No Limit (bought by the son of the Bernay event president). Dominator, Ange and Al Capone will stay.

In 4t5, no more news for the moment.

The Garden series will be present at each event in 2009 because the promotors are happy with the level that grew-up.

To 2009, as competitions are formalized Bernay (Eurocup), Pouldreuzic, Lubersac (full event in TWD), Lévignac de guyenne, Bouconville (Eurocup) and Salles Lavalette. Find the dates on the French site in January:

The president remains Emile Fontaine.

Find others news of french teams and events on


Monday, December 01, 2008

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German pull chat tonight

Starting at 20:00h
to Chat

Dutch Tractor Pulling TV series part 4

Part 4 is published!

Huntsman Prostock Team visits France

This past weekend the McCormick  Huntsman Prostock Team have exhibited at the open days of the LeClerc  McCormick dealership near to Bernay in France, by kind invitation of the LeClerc family. Also in attendance (and providing transport as usual) was mad Englishman Tony Brugger with the now legendary Mean Old Pete Peterbilt   pulling truck.

The LeClerc family are great supporters of tractor pulling, providing tow-back and grader tractors for the Eurocup event in Bernay. This last weekend saw the annual open days of the Company to display  their full product range and show off their very impressive headquarters to the many hundreds of visitors that attended.

On Saturday  night we were guests of the FTPF at their  dinner dance in Bernay, which was a most enjoyable evening, with plenty of eating, drinking and dancing. (Tony has now crossed `dancing with nice French ladies` off his to do list), our thanks go to them for the invitation. Also to the No Limits Team for their hospitality on the evening and The Diable Rouge Team for the lunch and showing us their workshop the next day.

Once again many thanks to the LeClerc family for the invitation and looking after us so well.


Rob Uphill, Huntsman Pulling Team.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Engine V8 chevy 526 for sale with 14-71 blower
For more information contact Ib olesen 004560814512 or send us an e-mail
Team enterprise.

(Comment of webmaster: What do you think the for sale section is for???????)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Publishing on Pullingworld...

is now rather easy.
If you click on the "submit news" link on the left, your Email software should open and you can post directly to this site. The subject line in the Email will be the subject line here and the content of your Email will be the content here.
Use this responsibly with care - I will see how it works and then decide to keep it this way or not. And by the way.... I don't need 200 "TEST" posts on here by tonight :). That stuff works!

New website Gene's Machine

Gene's Machine has a new website out!

Friday, November 28, 2008

New Pulling Game

Hey Guys,

I have been hard at work on the new tractor pulling game for some time.
There are now 28 tractors, there are 30+ levels.
There are different tracks, better air/weight adjustment interfaces and better graphics.
Let me know how I can improve it!
the game is at

Carl Muller

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Breaker returns!

some news for

The norwegian 2,5 mod "Final Countdown" Team sold their tractor to Holland and bought the Breaker from Karl Sofus Engen. They will keep the name and pull it in the 2.5 ton mod class.

Kristian Enoksen

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jan Schokkin lost the battle

I have been thinking for a while, whether I should write something about this or not, but this boy deserves it. I wish it would be for another reason though.

I didn't know Jan too well, but of course I have followed the sad story about him, the illness and his enormous fight against cancer, making it from day to day, trying to realize his dream of running a Pro Stock tractor.
For those who don't follow the dutch pulling scene:
The Schokkin family has been active in the dutch Hot Farm circuit for a long time and was trying to move it's way up into a bigger class, driven by the wish of Jan, to once compete with a Pro Stock tractor. By the age of 21 Jan got the horrible news, that changed everything: Cancer and only a few days left to live.
From that point on, Jan and his family fought an enormous battle against time, trying to make the wish come true in the little time that was left.
Together they've managed to get Jan on the "big track" at Lochem with a John Deere Diesel Super Stock, called "Dark Side of the Moon", and it was a moment creating goose bumps for everyone in the crowd, when Jan, knowing this might very well be an "one and only" occasion for him, went down the track in front of 10.000 spectators and was pulled back into the pits in front of the grandstands, his face covered with oil sprinkles and as exited as you can get, hoping for more in the future.

But for him there sadly was no future.
In the evening of the 24th of November, Jan Shokkin died by the age of 24 in the hospital of Nijmegen.

My thoughts are with the Schokkin family and I think they said it best by themselves:
Jan, we're proud of you!

Jan, rest in peace.
You'll be remembered as a true Tractor Puller with a big heart who showed us all, that personal effort can maybe not always get you wherever you want to, but a big step foward in the desired direction.

Condolance register Jan Schokkin

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Video collection Team White Horse

Wllie van Dommelen, still on the track with his camera after 30 years, is sharing his collection of videos and fotos. Probably the best collection of European Tractor Pulling History is about to enfold on the White Horse team's website.
Check! For the videos go to their "archief".

As example some 1978 Pulling
(first year of tractor pulling in Europe)

RTL 7 -. NTTO Tractor Pulling coverage

The second part of the RTL 7 NTTO Tractor Pulling coverage is online!
Check their online program review!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Sportklasse Tractor Team Lindemann

Many diesel teams have used the help of Lindemann Dieseltechnik in the past. The involvement in the Tractor Pulling sport through his buisiness has now had it's addictive influence on company owner Andreas Lindemann.
After "playing" with a IHC 1246 at local brush pulls in the last two years and also taking part in the 2008 german championships for Sportklasse tractors, he is now building something a little more serious. A IHC 1455 (DT 402 german diesel with ZF transmission) is currently getting prepared to enter the north german tracks in 2009.

New Hot Farm Rules / Germany

The german Hot and Farm Pullers had a meeting last sunday and have changed a substantial part of the rulebook.
After the request from the ETPC T&S board to make sure anything over 500 hp is 100 % build to the Pro Stock safety sules, the decision was made to stay exactly below those 500 hp. To insure the power limit an Air Restrictor of 68mm diameter over 20mm for tractors with more than 68mm Turbo inlet was introduced to the rules.
Another request of the T&S people was a "serious" ROP. With help of the Trecker Treck Team Sonsbeck a calculated ROP was designed and will now also enter the rules for 2008.
For Hot Farm (Sportklasse, Super Sportklasse) from other countries this means, they can only pull in Germany using a smaller than 68mm Turbo or the air restrictor and have either a "Street legal" ROP, ETPC Rollcage or a homemade construction according to the DTTO rulebook.
Anything else will be considered a "Pro Stock" and teched by those specs and rules until clear guidelines for any classes in between are coming from the ETPC.

The new rulebook for 2009 will be confirmed at the next DTTO Board meeting and will be ready for download at by the end of december.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fwd: Team Fox news

Hallo Sascha...

We have started building a new tractor, you can find pictures on our home page if you want them on the pullingworld, under "Winter 2008"

Team Fox Flemming

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New book, also featuring our pulling friend "Jobbo" from Down Under

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Blokes and their magnificent obsessions

by Scott McGregor

Category: Australiana/Humour

Published by Arena, an imprint of Allen & Unwin

7 November 2008, RRP $24.95

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Die Anzeige dieses Bildes wird in Ihrem Browser möglicherweise nicht unterstützt. Meet ‘Jobbo’ and his champion tractor ‘Outlaw Too’. Jobbo hails from Quambatook, the tractor-pulling capital of Australia. With three chunky V8 Chevy engines, giant tyres and a maze of exhaust pipes and extractors, ‘Outlaw Too’ looks like a mobile oil refinery.

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Then there’s Andrew and Eddie, from Mullumbimby, who’ve built their own flying tricycle.

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And Bruce, from Cowra, who has restored a Centurion tank in his farm shed.

In the new book Big Boys’ Toys, these blokes and many more come together to stand up for what’s big and noisy and leaking oil everywhere. Tug boats, paddle steamers, top-fuellers, UFOs, truck buggies, a lighthouse: you name it, there’s a bloke out there fixing it, or painting it, tuning it up or replacing the brake pads – again!

Big Boys’ Toys has been a labour of love for author and train buff Scott McGregor, who has scoured sheds, hangers and waterways all round Australia in search of the grandest, the noisiest and, in some cases, the strangest backyard obsessions. With a foreword by Warren Brown, and packed with photos and vital statistics, Big Boys’ Toys lifts the dust sheet and scrapes back the paint to uncover the who’s, the hows and, most mysteriously, the whys, of oversized boys and their supersized toys.


Actor and well-known television personality Scott McGregor has a passion for trains. Scott is the proud owner of a 1:1 scale train set on his property near Mudgee, Ruwenzori. Visit his website to see more:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Second place in the voting of the NDR

In an online voting about the most spectacular events in north germany of the north german TV channel "NDR", Tractor Pulling made it into the second spot and thus got a little TV coverage. I know a lot of you people voted via this website and thus here is the reward, the TV report about tractor pulling in north germany, showing runs from Edewecht of the DTTO and some brush pulling from Lengerich.

Show no Mercy at Ahoy 2009

On Saturday 7 March 2009, the Ahoy complex in Rotterdam will again host the European Indoor Tractor Pulling Championship. The 31st Superpull promises to be another spectacular event, combining plenty of horsepower with pure entertainment. In addition to teams from at least seven countries, the competition will include a star attraction from the Unites States: Show No Mercy. Owner Bruce Slagh has already indicated that he looks forward to raising the roof in what will prove to be a clash of the titans. With 11,000 horsepower on tap, he may just succeed!

In addition to hair-raising competitions, visitors will be treated to a spectacular programme, including fireworks, laser shows, DJs and special demonstration trucks. All seats provide a first-class view of the action. As was the case in previous years, the participating machines will be on display in the adjacent exhibition hall for a close-up inspection. There will also be an entertainment programme.

Pulling sessions are scheduled for noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday 7 March. Tickets are available from the Ahoy box office on 0900 235 24 69 (€ 0.45/min.) or from Ticketservice on 0900 300 12 50 (€ 0.45/min.);

Back home!

What a year!
I have just moved into my new appartement in Harsewinkel and got the computer back to work and online.
It's been a loooong time since I had a place I could call home. After fininishing my welding school in March, I was working for Hörstkamp all April and then some, being on the road for pulling a lot, started a new job 200 km away from home in Salzgitter (near Hannover), where I stayed in a little single room in a "guesthouse" during the week and at my parents on the weekends.
Then got a call from Claas, as they wanted me to come working for them again, which I started to do two weeks ago.
After having already given up my appartement in Bielefeld, I had to stay at a friend (with my furniture all packed in one room), sleeping on the couch for two weeks, while waiting for this place to become avaliable.
Today I moved in and while it's still a lot of boxes to be unpacked and a bunch of furniture that needs to be bought, I can now call this place home!
The most funny thing is: In the past I have been to this house regulary, as a good friend of mine was living here and we had a big room under the roof with a little pulling track for our Lego Pullers. About 20 ft from where I sit right now, I became German Lego Pulling champion in the 450g and 550g class pretty much exactly 20 years ago.
Anyhow: I am now welding combine parts for Claas, am close to the workshop of the Green Monster Team again (we went out with several guys and gals of the team tonight) and am back where I grew up.
No place like home....

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