Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In memory of Ken Smith

In memory of Ken Smith, who passed away recently at the age of 63, one of the longest standing tractor pullers of the BTPA. 

Ken was one of the first BTPA pullers in the early days, and a founding member of the North West Tractor Pullers Club. 

Ken pulled with his modified tractor ‘Lancashire Lady’ for many years, before building his TWD ‘Legend and Hero’. 

He will be sadly missed in the tractor pulling community. 

Ken’s funeral will be held on 7th October at 10am.
St James the Great Church
Church Lane
Wrightington w. Heskin
Lancashire WN6 9SN

International Educator in Progress

The chassis of the old Interaction from team Kools has arrived in the UK. The new home for the Bonnet, gearbox and rear-axle is Myerscough College Mechanisation. The college has bought the components as a project for her students. Just like the Two wheel drive team Rattle and Hum from the Netherlands, this team will exist out of degree students! The plan is to make a 4,5 ton Supersport tractor, the second one to be built in the UK. The students are now looking for a DT468 engine block for their 4,5t Supersport. Allready the team has got their hands on a Holset Turbocharger and a Sigma fuelpump. Further specs about the tractor are, for now, unknown. A new name is allready there yet.... It'll be called from now on: International Educator.

For updates about this project please visit the facebookpage of the college! Here!