Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The new Gators Light Mod

The Gators Pulling Team around Torben Hansen and his son Patrick Hansen from Skjern in Denmark are currently working on a new Tractor for the 5500 lbs. / 2.5t Light Mod class. Torben and Patrick are building and planning on the Tractor since 2013. The Light Mod gets a new Domex 700 wedge frame with a revised ACE Chassis Rollcage (ROP), a homemade steering, homemade Docol wheely bars and a homemade Domex rear axle housing.  The rear axle gets a Humpco differential with a Humpco center section and homemade aluminium planetaries carrier housing with special made Mercedes planetaries. The Light Mod is also supplied with a completely new constructed drivetrain with a homemade reverser and a homemade Crossbox with special made gears. The Team have planned to put the reverser directly behind the Crossbox. Both engines on the Tractor get a aluminium clutch bell housing from Browell, a 11 inch Eagle centrifugal clutch with 4 discs and homemade fly wheels. The new Carbon Fiber fenders for the new project were purchased from the Rocket Science Pulling Team from Weert in the Netherlands. The Team bought  a set of new aluminum rims with cut Firestone Puller 2000 HP tyres from Hoosier Pulling Tires in the USA for their new Tractor.
The new Gators Light Mod will have 2 Rover Meteor V12 tank engines on methanol. Each engine receives a Fowler 14-71 Xtreme Edition blower with a JPR carbon fiber scoop, a homemade CNC billet aluminium manifold, homemade stainless steel exhaust pipes, revised cylinder heads (Hemi style) with more compression, homemade aluminium valve covers, new bigger valves with new springs, homemade camshafts, a homemade belt drive, homemade aluminium pistons and rods, homemade steel liners, a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition, a Racepack datalogger, a Aviaid oil pump, a Petterson oil tank for the dry sump lubrication, a homenmade aluminium fuel tank, a Rage Fuel Systems methanol fuel pump and a homemade fuel system. The both oil tanks for the dry sump lubrication sits on the side of the methanol fuel tank. Because of the 5500 lbs. weight limit, the cylinder banks of the engines were milled down, the water jackets removed and the spark plugs exempted. If the Light Mod is ready, the Team has planned to make some test runs on the Dyno of the John Deere Pulling Team in Thy, Denmark.
The Gators Pulling Team have planned to compete in the Danish Championship and in the Euro Cup next year. The first start of the new Gators is planned for the beginning of the 2017 season.


for further information, check here: http://www.gators.dk/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/TeamGatorsTractorPulling/ 

more pics about the new Light Mod, check here: https://goo.gl/photos/bCFHt6Y7MUqWj3B48

The old Gators Mini Rod with an blown Rover Meteor V12 tank engine on the Euro Cup event in Windenof (F) 2001

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