Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Workshop news Duke of Deere Pulling Team

From Westerwohld, in North Germany, the Duke of Deere Pulling Team around Janosch Scheuvens are currently building a new 3.6t / 7930lbs. Super Sport Tractor. After 5 years with the old chassis, the German Team decided to built a new lighter Tractor during the winter of 2017 / 2018.
The John Deere received a new homemade steel wedge frame with a new smaller homemade steel rollcage, a homemade hydraulic power steering, new constructed wheelie bars, a new hitch and a John Deere 4040S sheet metal hood. The original 4040S hood and the 4040S fenders come from the old Duke of Deere Tractor. Also the rearend, the gearbox and the clutch bell housing were took over of the old ride. The rearend comes from a JD 4040S and has original brakes and brake discs, a needle bearing differential and a original ring and pinion gear. The Duke of Deere Team will use on their new ride a set of cut Michelin XM 108 tires on steel rims.
The 3 speed gearbox for the John Deere is a original cast iron housing with special built gears and shafts by Ron Perry from the USA. The original bell housing was machined and a homemade steel liner was fitted into the housing. The guys can run without the shatter blankets around bell housing after those changes. The centrifugal clutch with a size of 11´´ inch and 4 discs was built by Freakshow Performance in Germany.
The new Duke of Deere will have an turbocharged 6 cylinder 4430 John Deere engine with 6.9l / 421cui. capacity on diesel fuel. The engine has a original JD block with original sleeves, a overworked stock JD head with original valves and valve springs, a grinded camshaft from Jan Burggraf (New Generation Pulling Team), a stock crankshaft with stock rods and homemade aluminium pistons, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, a Holset HX 82 turbocharger, a Bosch P7200 diesel fuel injection pump and a homemade fuel tank. The John Deere cylinderhead was overworked by BFS airflow-research in Dronten, the Netherlands. The John Deere engine should make around 1000 HP with this setup. The engine also was taken over of the old Tractor.
Janosch and his Team will compete in the German Championship this year. The maiden voyage of the new Duke of Deere is planned for 28th of April 2018, at the German Championship opener in Füchtorf.

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