Friday, June 29, 2018

First pics and news about the new European Maid

From Vierpolders in the Netherlands, the European Maid Pulling Team have built a completely new Case IH Component Super Stock Tractor for their 35th anniversary during the last Winter. After over 10 years with the old Component Super Stock, the Dutch Team around Bram and his son Joey de Pijper have decided to sell the old IH 3688 to someone else in Europe.
The new Tractor received a completely new homemade chrome-moly tube frame with a newly built homemade rollcage, a new self built sheet metal rearend, a homemade hitch and a homemade hydraulic power steering. The new chrome-moly chassis is much lighter and has more strength compared to the old European Maid steel wedge frame. Besides during all the maintenance it’s way more easier because they can actually see everything what they are doing through the frame, and they can put their hands or tools between the frame.
The new Rollcage was built regarding the regulations of the ETPC (European Tractor Pulling Committee).
For the new Component Super Stock they have chosen a new Case IH Optum 300 CVX hood, because this was the newest model from Case IH and they think it has a nice and aggressive look. The Optum hood has a lot of details in it, so it also was a challenge to bring this back in the entire Tractor. The sheet metal work for the side shields of the hood were done by Jaap Strujk from Dirksland, in the Netherlands. It's currently the first Super Stock Tractor with an Optum hood in Europe. The rear carbon fiber fenders were purchased by Rob van der Waal in Hoeven, the Netherlands. The fenders come from the 2017 Euro Cup & European Super Stock Champion Tractor called ,,Maximum Risk´´. The rest of the sheet metal work on the new chassis were made by the European Maid Team in their own workshop in Vierpolders. The newly built rearend has a Van der Waal Pulling Parts billet aluminium center section, a Van der Waal Pulling Parts billet aluminium diff with a Rockwell SQHD ring and pinion gear, special made floating axles by van der Waal Pulling Parts and Franklin aluminium planetaries carrier housing with Franklin planetaries. The Tractor also got a new SCS reverser, a Van der Waal Pulling Parts driveline and a 5 disc Van der Waal Pulling Parts centrifugal clutch with a Browell aluminium bell housing. For a good traction, the new ride received a set of polished Midwest aluminium rims with cut Firestone Puller 2000 HP tires. Those wheels were took over of the old IH 3688 Component Super Stock.
The new European Maid is powered by a turbocharged 6 cylinder IH DT 466 engine with 10.5l capacity on alcohol fuel. The engine was completely new rebuilt and has a completely new turbocharger setup.The power plant received a IH DT 466 cast iron stock engine block with van der Waal Pulling Parts sleeves, a billet crankshaft with billet aluminium rods and pistons, a billet aluminium cylinder head with a billet steel camshaft, a Van der Waal Pulling Parts fuel system with a Waterman fuel pump, a homemade stainless steel fuel tank, a Aviaid 3 Stage oil pump, a self built steel intake and exhaust manifold, 4 Holset HX 82 turbochargers in 2 steps by BFS airflow-research from Dronten, a MSD 8 ignition and a Racepak data logger.
All the billet parts in the IH engine, like the crank, rods, pistons, cylinder head and the camshaft also were manufactured by Rob van der Waal of Van der Waal Pulling Parts from Hoeven, in the Netherlands. The European Maid Pulling Team compete with their new Case IH Optum 300+ Component Super Stock Tractor in the NTTO Grand National Championship this year.
The first passes of the new Super Stock were pretty good, specially the both passes at the Euro Cup round in Made, the Netherlands were impressive. Driver Joey de Pijper made two very nice runs and finished in 7th place in a 19 competitors strong field from all over Europe. The Team is very satisfied with the performence of the Tractor so far and looking now forward to the rest of the season.

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