Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The new Green Lightning

From Howells, Nebraska in the USA, the Green Lightning Pulling Team have built a new Alcohol powered John Deere Component Light Super Stock Tractor during the last winter. The Tractor has a Chrome-Moly tube frame with a Chrome-Moly Rollcage (ROP), a Component Truck rearend with Franklin planetaries and a three speed Pro Fab transmission. The hood of the Light Super Stock come from a John Deere 8330. The Light Super has a 4 discs centrifugal clutch with a Rursch flywheel set up. The Team bought for their new John Deere a set of new Keizer Wheels rims with 30.5 Firestone Puller 2000 HP tyres.
The new Green Lightning is powered by an 504 cui. JD engine from GMS (Gene´s Machine Shop) in Hamilton, Ohio. The engine has a Indy aluminium cylinder head, a stainless steel intake and exhaust system from Mid-Weld, 3 Columbus Diesel turbochargers, GMS aluminium pistons and rods, a GMS counter weighted JD crankshaft, a Waterman fuel pump with a mechanical three stage fuel system and a RPM datalogger.
The Team purchased this Tractor last fall from the late Duane Schroeder. They removed his engine fuel system and put their engine from their old cast rear ended Light Super Stock. They also installed a new mechanical fuel system and a load of other items to make it legal for the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Organization and the NTPA.
The Green Lightning Pulling Team compete with their new Light Super Stock Tractor in the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Organization and in the Nebraska Bush Pullers Organization at the moment.

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