Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What to do on the first of may this year?
For all those who don't know what to do with this holiday, tehre is an easy fix!
The opening of the dutch A-division of Tractor Pulling at Wierden.
Popular with dutch and german pull fans alike, the event always offers a great track, nice atmosphere and a good view on the track.
I will for sure be there and hope to see you this coming thursday!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Füchtorf 2008 pictures and a video by MrJo

You want to see the new Lambada and more pictures and a nice webvideo ? Visit my homepage and enjoy it.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Off to Füchtorf

From tomorrow on I will stay at the event place...
We've done our best for a good field of competitors, and even though it's not as full as we have hoped for, it still should deliver a very good show with a lot of variety and pullers all the way from Sweden and Italy!
The new Green Fighter is also about done and will have it's maiden run on saturday.

Hope to see you at Füchtorf this weekend for our 30th anniversary pull!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Rebel

Usually I don't link to websites that are not in english, but this one deserves a link - even though it's dutch only.
The dutch Rebel team is rebuilding their tractor for quite a while now - and I would almost say they got a kick out of "rebuilding" - it's just plain awesome what they are doing in their shop.
Check their website and then follow the links under "nieuws" and "werkplaats" (workshop).

Some pics from Down Under

WIth Steven Hendy there finally is a photographer following the Australian scene! Check his website for some good shots!

Truckpower making progress

The twin Transmash V12 tractor from Denmark looks like it could be finished later in the season now.
Interesting gallery on their website!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Getting closer

April 15

Popeye ready and painted

Isn't this nice?
The Popeye Team has the legend ready for the new outdoor season and back in their old, traditional team colors from the 80s.

Check their website at http://www.vanalphenbladel.nl/ for further info!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

one more week to go

One more week to go until "our" big event at Füchtorf, which means I will have another week with little time to work on this website, as I spend my time in our workshop and at the stadion getting everything ready for the weekend.
Looks like we'll have some good competition and the weather forecast (as much as you can believe it for now) says something about a little chance for a few rain drops in the morning but around 20 ° C and sunshine for the rest of the day.
Track looks good (still a little wet - but getting there), too after we have "soften" it up some last summer.
New tractor is coming along great, too. Should be ready by the end of the week.

CU at Füchtorf next weekend!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Wild Toy

On the Eager Beaver Website the picture of a new mofified tractor from Denmark is shown.
Built by the Wild Toy Team, which before competed in the mini rod class, the goal is to get three Chevy V8s into the 2.5t modified.

All I can say - looks good and the 2.5t is becoming a serious battle!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Competitors Füchtorf


Here's a provisional list of the competitors for Füchtorf.
There is still some question marks behind some tractors, but I have not gotten a confirmation from the NTTO yet - and also some teams are busy rebuilding and don't know if they will be done in time.
Those of you, who see themselves with a question mark on the list: I would be very happy if you could let me know if you will come or can't make it!
Price money is here.
Travel money according to association's standard.

Also: Pit map so we don't end up in chaos and can provide a speedy event!

Also... there still is some room for Stock and Sportklasse pullers on the saturday! It's open competition for everybody who fits the rules (more info on greenmonster.de)!
Sport classes pay 150 € - 100 € - 50 € for top three.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Zwolle Indoor pull - video online

The video of the Zwolle Indoor pull is online on tractorpulling.tv
Enjoy the show!

Longnecker's letter

As some of you might have figured, the Outlaw association is trying to put limits on Wayne Longnecker's single Griffon tractor.
Outlaw president Doug Roberts has come up with a "proposal"... click here to read it.
Wayne now has replied - click here to read it

More communication!

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Take it Easy sled

As the third sled in Europe the dutch "Take it Easy" has passed the ETPC tech inspection with "international" standard, and not as written by me on the dutch forum with "national" standard.
So I stand corrected!

Paint is on!

April 11

... and the little tractor about ready for Arnhem tomorrow.

Will have pictures from Arnhem on by sunday.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More news out of the Green Monster Team's workshop

April 10
Since I currently spend every day from 7.30am to 10.30pm at our workshop, I don't have much time for other updates on this site other than what we do in the workshop.
Today the new Green Fighter was totally disasambled so the chassis and the other parts can be painted tomorrow.
Then all that's left to do is install the driveline, build the driveline shielding and set up the electricity. So things look good for a maiden run at Füchtorf in two weeks.
Regarding the little tractor we had a major set back, as long awaited parts from the USA have not made it here in time.
We're waiting on new wheels to get the new planetaries on, a new injection system and some more Allison parts and the way it looks we won't have those before the end of the month.
Actually we wanted to come out with all those new parts at the Gelredome Pull this upcoming saturday - but it won't happen.
So we have decided for a "Git'r done" action yesterday night with some of us working all day today and tomorrow to "rebuild" it to last years standard to be able to pull saturday. We hope this is apreciated by our fans! And I also hope this is appreciated by the promoter there, because we probably need a little favour from the NTTO for the first of may... we need a place to run that day and there is a nice pull not very far from here...

CU at Arnhem!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

P 38 for sale

4 Sale: P-38 Lighting: Twin Allisons, alcohol injected 7,500 lb modified pulling tractor. State & Regional champion. NTPA/WTPA ready. Complete with magnesium planetaries, Rockwell rear-end, Banter chasis, SCS gear box reverser, 10 ply Firestone pulling tires (long & short bar). Turn key/ready to run. Tractor built in the USA. Asking $70,000 OBO. If interested, please call, Brad at (608) 798-0664 (h) or (608) 577-7804 (c) or Dennis at (608) 846-8457.
Email: garyjulie2000@verizon.net

Hot News from Old Red Interceptor

Today our new International 1206 gardenpuller / MTTC tractor finally had its maiden start.

After 1,5 years of hard work and many, many hours we finally started the modified vw 1.9 tdi engine. We filmed the start-up and at 2.25 even a flame shows up in the exhaust. That tastes like more. Since there were a few water leaks we only reved up to about 3000rpm so there is a lot of rpm left. All the rest was ok and a lot of oil pressure so the engine is ready to make some pulls. Now we have 3 weeks to finish the build and make it ready for its maiden run. We can’t wait for its first full pull!

The film can be seen on you tube with the next link or just search under oldredinterceptor;


Our pictures and the total building of the tractor can be seen on the next link


Special Thanks to Hans van de Wiel and Erik Broeders for filming and helping us out.

See you all on the track!

Tractorpulling team Piggen

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Green Fighter

As you can see, it starts to look like a puller. The old sideshields will not go on again. Just wanted to have a base to work on new ones with a different look.
Stuff should go to the painter on tuesday and then we'll start the final assambly end of next week.

Red Painter website avaliable in english now, too

Red Painter website in english!

New modified from Finland!

Hi Sascha!

We have started to build new 2.5t and 3.5 ton modified.
There is some pictures.
2.5 ton we will use 2 V8 with turbos and 3.5 ton we use 3 engines.
We'll build a new engine for Another Grave Digger too.


Jarmo / Team Grave Digger

Upon request

Garden Pullers and "stock" Pulling from Weseke.

Online Videos by Veoh.com

.. and on and on and on

Green Fighter and Monster pics.. that's all I get to see right now...
April 5

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Another Tractor Pull Song

Tractor Pull DJ's watch out!
Right in time for the start of the season, PennyMaeDixon has published a newTractor Pull song.

Check out http://www.myspace.com/pennymaedixon