Thursday, August 10, 2017

The new Ground Shaker 2.0 of Egbert Dros

Egbert Dros, together with his Komeco Simply Irresistible Pulling Team from Dronten in the Netherlands have built a new 950kg / 2095lbs. Mini Modified Tractor called ,,Ground Shaker 2.0´´.
The new Mini Rod received a new 25CrMo4 tube frame with an 25CrMo4 Rollcage (ROP) and a Vreeman Special Parts rear axle housing. The tube frame of the new Mini Rod was constructed and built by the Screamin´ Bobcat Pulling Team from Ijsselmuiden in the Netherlands. The frame is a copy of the 2016 Bobcat Jr. frame. The homemade carbon fiber fenders of the Tractor were made by crew member Gertie Leusink. The Mini got a Ford 9´´inch rear axle with a CNC milled aluminium center section from Vreeman Special Parts (VSP), VSP aluminium planetary carrier housing with special made planetaries, a VSP driveline and a SCS gearbox with a SCS reverser. All the gears for the rear axle were made by Vreeman Special Parts (Bennie Vreeman) in Neede, the Netherlands. The Mini Mod also have a 8´´ inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with 3 discs and a Browell aluminium clutch bell housing. Egbert bought for his new vehicle a set of new Real Wheel rims from the USA with a set of new Pioneer Giant Puller Mini Rod tyres.
The new Ground Shaker 2.0 is powered by an BAE V8 Hemi engine on methanol. The new power plant received a billet aluminium BAE engine block with Darton sleeves, homemade CNC milled aluminium Post & Dros Hemi cylinder heads with camshafts from LSM, Morel 1´´ inch lifters, Victory valves with PAC springs, homemade exhaust headers, a Bryant Racing crankshaft with CP-Carrillo aluminium rods and pistons, a new SSI 18-71 blower with a self developed/homemade carbon fiber scoop, a homemade fuel system with a Waterman methanol fuel pump, a aluminium fuel and oil tank, a dry sump lubrication with a Aviaid oil pump, a Dual MSD Pro Mag 44 ignition and a completely Racepak datalogger system. The new Ground Shaker is the first Mini Modified Tractor in Europe who´s running with a dual 44 mags ignition system on a V8 engine. With those new self developed Post & Dros Hemi heads it´s possible to drive with 1 or 2 spark plugs on each cylinder now. But the new Ground Shaker 2.0 isn´t the only Mini with those Post & Dros heads. Also the V8 BAE power plant of the Dutch Mini Mod called ,,Let´s Try´´ of Marck Jansen and Oskar van de Vinne running with the same generation of heads since last year.
Egbert Dros will compete with his new 950kg / 2095lbs. Mini Modified Tractor in the NTTO Grand National Championship and in the Euro Cup in the future.
The new Ground Shaker 2.0 went very well on his maiden voyage in Lochem, the Netherlands. 
Egbert made a very nice pass with 104.97m / 344.39 feet and finished on a great 4th place in the end. The whole Team was very satisfied with the first run so far and looking forward to the next events of the season.

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