Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New Limited Mod Conti Puller

After almost 1 1/2 years of building, the new 3.5t / 7700lbs. Limited Mod called ,,Silberfuchs" from Brodersby in North Germany is ready. The Silberfuchs Team is a completely new Pulling Team in Germany. In the end of 2015, they bought the old Silberfuchs Chassis of Ullrich Kropp from Nottuln in Germany. Previously the tractor ran with 2 blown Chevy engines in the 2.5t / 5500lbs Light Modified division in Germany.
The Tractor is now running with a naturally aspirated V12 Continental tank engine. In the package were also included the old Firestone Puller tires with the old steel rims and the gearbox. The chassis is a steel wedge frame with a steel tube roll cage, a homemade steering, aluminium fenders and a truck rearend. The frame was built in the 80s. It's the frame of the old Rolls Royce Griffon powered Modified Tractor called ,,Delta Power" from the Netherlands. The rearend is a ZF truck rear axle with a stock ZF differential, a original steel center section, a ZF ring and pinion gear, ZF planetary carrier housing with stock planetaries. The gearbox of the tractor is out of the old triple Allison Mod Tractor called ,,Green Fighter" from Germany. The driveline is homemade and the 11'' inch Crower centrifugal clutch has 5 disc with a steel clutch bell housing. They purchased the clutch and the bell housing from the german Dandy Pulling Team.
The Silberfuchs Limited Mod is powered by a naturally aspirated Continental V12 tank engine on petrol fuel. Almost all the parts are original on the power plant. Only the exhaust manifold and the fuel tank are homemade. The engine was completely overhauled during the building time. All in all, the Team invested around 20000€ in their complete Limited Modified Tractor and also have great fun with their new ride now. The first passes in 2017 were pretty well and the new young Team was very satisfied.
The Silberfuchs Pulling Team will compete in the German Championship next season.

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