Friday, December 22, 2017

Q & A with Klaus Hünting

Klaus Hünting, 46 years old from Kleve in Germany. Klaus is a crew member of the Green Monster Pulling Team from Füchtorf in Germany and Farm Pulling track official at the German Tractor Pulling Association (DTTO).


pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Klaus Hünting: Work as an agricultural scientist at an agricultural research and education center doing research about forage conservation.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Klaus Hünting: Running a little beef cattle farm and in winter: hunting foxes, roe deer, wild boar and other game species.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Klaus Hünting: Can’t be described in just one word; for sure the power and the ability to control the power but as important is the friendship between all involved people aside of the competition on the track.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Klaus Hünting: Anholt (D), close to the place where I grew up and still live sometime in the early eighties; my dad took my brother and me there as we were kids.

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Klaus Hünting: For sure our “home pull” in Füchtorf (D); but there are a lot other Events around Europe where it is always a pleasure to participate there, too.

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Klaus Hünting: Participated a few times on local Farm Stock pulls in the mid of the nineties with a stock farm tractor; the first time driving a real “Pulling Tractor” was the by that time called “T&I Terminator” John Deere limited Pro Stock at the Easter Pull 2000 in Quambatook, Australia.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Klaus Hünting: As part of the Green Monster Team for sure the European titles in 2007 and 2016;
personally it was an honor to me to be chosen as head track official at the first Farm Stock European Championships in Brande (DK) 2015.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Klaus Hünting: Farm Stock and Pro Stocks; Diesels with hood/bonnet

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Klaus Hünting: The expectations at the maiden run of the Green Monster V – Mitas Edition for sure where higher than the realized 5 or what ever meters – finally it seems that the team got the tractor running
personally it is always disappointing being in charge and a track does not perform as expected even after a lot of effort was put into preparation.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Klaus Hünting: In long term there should be an entry level Modified class in Europe following an identical rulebook to get new Teams at affordable budget into Modified Pulling

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Klaus Hünting: Keep up with the work as helping hand in the Green Monster Team, the track official duties and whatever work/duties will appear in the sport in the future...

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Klaus Hünting: Nothing special;

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Klaus Hünting: I really admire the effort of my teammates to build a tractor for the 2.5 t Modified class powered with two Allison engines.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Klaus Hünting: Thank’s for the opportunity to state my options/ideas here and
CU somewhere on a Ppulling track
 

pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck for the future ! 

  

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