After lots of problems with the old John Deere 4440 Diesel Super Stock tractor, especially with the durability of the original John Deere rear end, Soren and his team decided to build a new Component Super Stock tractor.
The new JD gets a Karlen Motorsports chassis with a Karlen Motorsports Rollcage, a hydraulic steering, an original 8530 John Deere sheet metal hood and a Rockwell rear end with Humpco parts.
The 8530 hood comes from the USA and the new rear glass fibre fenders were built by the John Deere Pulling Team from Hurup, in Denmark. The Karlen Motorsports chassis was the old chassis of the JD Component alcohol Super Stock Tractor called ,,Fully Loaded´´ of Jeff Hothem from Dellroy, Ohio in the USA. The Norwegian Team purchased the wedge chassis in the spring of 2017 from Jeff Hothem. In the package were also included the complete Rockwell rear end with the Humpco parts, the transmission and the JD 8530 hood. The new Super Stock also gets a set of used Midwest aluminium rims with cut Firestone Puller 2000 HP tires. The tires are 2 years old and were cut by Steen Dam in Denmark. The rear wheels come from the old 4440 Loaded Deere.
The Rockwell rear end has a billet Humpco aluminium center section with a Humpco billet aluminium diff, a Rockwell ring and pinion gear and Franklin magnesium planetaries carrier housing with Franklin planetaries. The new ride also will have a Profab 4 Speed HD transmission with a homemade driveline, a B&B 11 inch centrifugal clutch with 5 disks and a Browell clutch bell housing.
The new Loaded Deere has a 6 cylinder John Deere 6466 engine with 586cui. / 9.6l capacity. The engine will be running on Diesel fuel with a 4 charger setup in 2 stages. The power plant has a 6466 JD block with 124mm bore and Darton sleeves, a billet crankshaft, billet rods by Riverside and GMS (Gene's Machine Shop) billet pistons, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, 4 Holset turbo chargers, a homemade intercooler, a billet Riverside steel cylinder head with 2.5´´ inch titanium intake and 2.05´´ inch Inconel exhaust valves, a Riverside billet steel camshaft, a Aviaid oil pump, a 17mm billet Columbus Diesel fuel pump and a Racepak data logger.
The Norwegian team will compete in the Norwegian Championship this season. The maiden run of the Component Diesel Super Stock Tractor is planned for the first National Championship round in the end of May 2018 in Bryne, Norway.
|The old Loaded Deere in Brande (DK) 2015|