Saturday, December 24, 2016

Pics and news of the new Green Spirit 8

From Biervliet in the Netherlands, the Green Spirit Pulling Team are currently working on a new single RR Griffon powered 2.5t / 5500lbs Light Modified Tractor. The new Tractor called ,,Green Spirit 8´´ receives a homemade Docol tube frame with a homemade Docol Rollcage (ROP) and a sheet metal rear axle housing from Guy de Hoef (AMD Racing / CDH Pulling Team). The drivers position on the new one is more forward and the center of gravety is a bit lower than on his older brother called ,,Green Spirit 7´´. All the tubes for the frame were laser cut by TCL BV. in Gavenpolder, the Netherlands and bent by Det Hoorn in Geldrop, the Netherlands. The rear axle get a homemade aluminium differential with a Rockwell ring and pinion gear, a homemade center section and aluminium planetaries carrier housing from Izaak Luteijn (Russian Roulette XL Pulling Team) with special made Mercedes planetaries. The newly constructed and
homemade reverser based on a Eaton Fuller and a ZF AS Tronic gearbox. The housing for the reverser was CNC milled by Luteijn Metaalbewerking (Ab Luteijn) in Breskens, the Netherlands. The vehicle receives a 12.5´´ inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with 4 discs and a homemade clutch bell housing.
The Green Spirit gets a set of Northern Sheen rims with new Firestone Puller 2000 HP tyres. The rims come from the old twin Griffon Tractor called ,,Green Spirit 6´´. The carbon fiber fenders of the Mod are also come from the old twin Griffon.
The Light Mod will have a RR Griffon V12 MK58 Aircraft engine on methanol. The Griffon engine receives a homemade aluminium air intake funel and a aluminium intake manifold, homemade exhaust pipes, revised cylinder heads with revised camshafts, Toolox rods from Henk Pastoor with modified Griffon pistons, a stock crankshaft, a homemade fuel tank, a Waterman methanol fuel pump, a Mallory Mag 4 ignition with updated coils and a Dewesoft Miniature (101) datalogger with dashboard, GPS and Camera. The Team starts with a Hilborn based fuel setup on the engine. But the setup should be changed later on.
The Dutch Team will compete in Dutch Grand National Championship and in the Euro Cup next year.
The first start of the new Green Spirit 8 is planned for the 28th of January 2017, at the Indoor Tractor Pull in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

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