Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The new Nr.5

Michael Fahrendorf, together with his father Ewald Fahrendorf and his brother in law Philip Godenschwager from Wietmarschen, in Germany are working on a new 600kg Modified Tractor at the moment. In the end of 2015, after 2 German Championship titles with his 500kg Modified Garden Puller called ,,ZwanzigZehn´´, he decided to built a completely new Garden Puller for the 600kg Modified class. The new vehicle has a completely new homemade steel wedge frame with a homemade roll cage, a steering out of a Smart car and a Dana 35 rearend. The new aluminium fenders of the project are homemade. The roll cage is off the 500kg Modified Tractor called ,,Special Made´´ of Philip Godenschwager.
The Dana 35 rear axle has an original center section with a Dana stock diff, a Dana 35 ring and pinion gear, reduced Dana shafts, a home made individual wheel brake system with motorcycle parts and homemade brake disks. The clutch of the new mod is a 3 disc Tilton centrifugal clutch with a size of 7.25´´ inch and a homemade steel fly wheel. The new bell housing of the clutch is self constructed and homemade from steel. The tractor also got a new homemade driveline with a special built light weight reverser. The new reverser has a CNC-milled housing with special made gears. The complete reverser was constructed and machined by Stefan Schwarz of the Ghost Buster Pulling Team from Oberharmersbach, in Germany.
Michael purchased a set of new Real Wheel aluminium rims with 31x15.50-15´´ Dick Cepek Giant Puller tyres from the USA for his new project.
The new Nr.5 will have a turbocharged 5 cylinder Volvo power plant with 2.5l capacitiy on petrol fuel. The engine has a original Volvo block with a stock Volvo head, stonger valves and valve springs, a newly grinded Volvo camshaft, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, a Garret GT 35 turbocharger, racing rods and revised pistons, a homemade fuel tank, a stock fuel system with a electronic fuel pump, an original oil pump, a Voltcraft 4 channel data logger and a MSD ignition from the USA.
Michael Fahrendorf and his Team will compete in the German Championship in the future. The maiden run of the new Nr.5 Tractor isn´t known at the moment.

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