Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The new Green Spirit 8

After a lot of work during the past months, the new 2.5t / 5500lbs Light Modified Tractor called ,,Green Spirit 8´´ of the Green Spirit Pulling Team from Biervliet  in the Netherlands is ready.
The Light Mod has a homemade Docol tube frame with a homemade Docol Rollcage (ROP), a hydraulic steering, homemade carbon fiber fenders, a sheet metal rear axle housing from Guy de Hoef (AMD Racing / CDH Pulling Team) with a homemade aluminium differential, a Rockwell ring and pinion gear, a homemade center section and aluminium planetary carrier housing from Izaak Lutjen (Russian Roulette Pulling Team) with special made Mercedes planetaries. The new ride also got a newly constructed reverser, a 12.5" inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with 4 discs and a homemade clutch bell housing.
The new reverser of the Light Mod based on a Eaton Fuller and a ZF AS Tronic gearbox. The drivers position on the new vehicle is more forward and the center of gravity is lower. The Green Spirit guys hopes to get a better balance with those changes. The Team also driving on the Tractor with a set of Northern Sheen rims with new cut Firestone Puller 2000 HP tyres.
The new Green Spirit 8 will powered by an RR Griffon V12 MK 58 Aircraft engine on methanol. The power plant has a stock crankshaft with billet Toolox rods from Henk Pastoor and modified RR Griffon pistons, revised cylinder heads and camshafts, a homemade aluminuim air intake funnel and intake manifold, homemade exhaust pipes, a homemade fuel tank, a Waterman fuel pump, a Mallory Mag 4 ignition with updated coils and a Dewesoft Miniature (101) data logger with dashboard, camera and GPS.
The Dutch Team will compete with their new single RR Griffon powered Tractor in the Dutch Grand National Championship and in the Euro Cup this year.

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