Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Underdog

The Underdog back on the track


Many pulling fans will remember this tractor.  A former European Champion back in 1991.  The tractor then moved to Canada in 1992.  There is no super stock class in Ontario, so the tractor mostly pulled at local events in the 90's.  We did pull in competition together with pro stocks in '97 and '98.  The tractor was parked at the end of that year due to lack of time.  A local group started organizing a pull in Embro back in 2006, which is just down the road from where I live.  We wanted to put the tractor back on the track even if it was just to pull here in Embro.  It took until last year to start the rebuilding process.  Unfortunately, we did not get it all done in time to pull last year.  This year, we managed to get it all done and laid down 2 good runs even though we experienced a few minor problems.  The first run was with a very light sled setting.  The sled was set for pro stocks for our second run.  Overall, we were very satisfied with the tractor after an 11 year absence.


Bart Kersten

The Underdog

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