Saturday, June 29, 2019

The new Red Impact Component Farm Stock

From Zijderveld in the Netherlands, the Red Impact Pulling Team has built an almost completely new IH 1066 4.5t / 9260lbs component farm stock tractor during the last winter. After 14 years with an IH 1086 in the Dutch Championship of the 4.5t farm stock class, the team sold the old Red Impact to Kevin Carnegie from Brechin in Scotland at the end of 2018. The new name of the tractor is ''Xtreme Force'' now.
But why have the Red Impact Team decided to build a new tractor on component basic?
They believe that a component tractor has a better balance at 3200rpm. The Dutch organization NTTO has decided to increase the rpm limit for the 4.5t farm stock class in the Netherlands for 2020.
In the summer of 2018, the Dutch team started with the parts sourcing for the new project and also asked the Rocky Pulling Team from Hoeven in the Netherlands about components for a new component chassis. One thing led to another and Barend Huijbregts made them an offer to purchase his Rocky component pro stock tractor at the end of the 2018 season. 
After short negotiations, the Zijderveld based team decided to purchase the IH 1066 machine. The Rocky Pulling Team was pretty successful with the IH 1066 in the past. During the last 9 years with the component pro stock, they achieved a couple of Dutch Championships, 1 European Championship and 2 Euro Cup titles. The guys purchased the old pro stock without the engine, transmission, clutch and the rear wheels.
On the 10th of November 2018, the old Rocky finally arrived in the Red Impact workshop. Shortly after the arriving, the team started with the building of the new Red Impact 2.0 farm stock tractor.
The new Red Impact has a steel wedge frame with a chrome-moly roll cage, a Kirkey Racing driver seat, a homemade hydraulic steering with Vetus parts, steel wheelie bars and a new sheet metal rear end with a completely new constructed drawbar.
The hood and the fenders on the tractor based on the IH 1066 model. The hood and the fenders were built of aluminum sheet metal and are lighter than the original steel sheet metal stuff. Those fenders and the hood were built by the Rocky Pulling Team in the past. Only the cooler grill on the hood is still an original IH part.
The chassis with the sheet metal rear end is much lighter compared to their old IH 1086 tractor with the stock cast rear end and the original gearbox housing. Also, the engine's position and the driver´s position on the component chassis is more forward and the center of gravity is lower. With the new lighter chassis they have much more possibilities for moveable weight, which allows them to find a better balance for every track conditions. For the optimum grip on every track in Holland and Europe, they have purchased a set of new Firestone 24.5 x 32 Puller 2000HP tires with new polished Keizer Wheels aluminum rims from the John Deere Pulling Team in Thy, Denmark. The new tires were cut by the John Deere Pulling Team too.
The new sheet metal rear end received a stock Rockwell center section with a homemade aluminum differential, a Rockwell ring and pinion gear, billet steel half shafts, Franklin magnesium planetaries carrier housing with Franklin planetaries and Wilwood brake calipers with steel brake rotors from the USA.
Completely new in the tractor is the driveline. The driveline got a new 3-speed transmission with a new custom built steel driveshaft between the clutch and the gearbox, a new 12.5 inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with 5 discs by DB Engine & Parts from the Netherlands and an aluminum flywheel from Van der Waal Pulling Parts in Hoeven, the Netherlands. The new clutch is protected by a custom built bell housing from Van der Waal Pulling Parts.
The new driveline was developed, calculated and built by the Dutch company called ''JGGH Engine & Parts Solution'' from Kootwijkerbroek. The new transmission has a CNC-machined aluminum housing with custom built shafts and gears. 
Many of the new parts on the tractor, like on the engine and the driveline are specially made for more reliability
After the work on the chassis etc. were done, the tractor went to the painter to receive his new color. Autoschade Pavijen from Culemborg and MW Designs from Schjndel in the Netherlands did the paint job on the tractor. The new great design for the new Red Impact 2.0 component farm stock tractor was done M2iD ( from Sprundel in the Netherlands. M2iD also did the design for the old Red Impact tractor in the past.
The new Red Impact 2.0 is powered by an IH DT 468 6 cylinder engine with a displacement of 8.3l on diesel fuel. The DT 468 power plants were used in different IH stock tractors, like in the IH 3488 tractors or in the Case W30 wheel loaders.
The engine in the old tractor was a little bit bigger and had a displacement of 9l.
But that should be no problem for the team to get the same hp out of the 8.3l engine like at the old 9l engine.
The power plant received a machined DT 468 cast iron block with WKM Cornelisse Diesel Spare Parts sleeves, a billet steel crankshaft from Van der Waal Pulling Parts with billet aluminum rods and pistons from KMB (Koebrugge Metaal Bewerking), a revised stock IH 468 cylinder head by HMT Power Parts with new better valves and valve spring from Post & Dros in Dronten, the Netherlands, a billet camshaft by De Jong Auto's en Techniek from the
Netherlands, a Holset HX82 turbocharger, a homemade aluminium intake manifold and stainless steel exhaust manifold build by WKM Cornelisse Diesel Spare Part, a billet diesel fuel injection pump by STEJO/Van der Steeg from the Netherlands, a homemade oil pan, a Aviaid oil pump, a homemade stainless steel fuel tank, a homemade aluminum air/water intercooler and Racepak IQ3 data logger.
The Dutch team competes in the Dutch Championship and in the Euro Challenge for farm stock tractors this year. The maiden run of the new Red Impact 2.0 was in Wekerom, the Netherlands at the end of April. The first competition for the new tractor wasn't so successful. Because of tricky track conditions, the new machine came to 87.18m, which was enough only for the 12th place in the end.
In Loerbeek the start was much better compared to the pull in Wekerom. From the start on the IH 1066 had a good speed but at around 60m the boost pressure of the turbo broke in. In Wekerom they suffered the same problem. The first real breakthrough for the team was in Stroe, a great 3rd place behind the John Deere called ''Simply Green'' and the IH 1066 called ''Peeters''. Currently, the main problem on the tractor is to get turbocharger turning with the fast gear in the transmission from start to finish, but they are on the right way now to get this problem solved for the future. Another plan of the team is to have good results with the new tractor in the future.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

This Weekend !


DTTO Anholt (D) 2019:

FTPA Haapajärvi (FIN) 2019:

NTPA GN Tomah, WI (USA) 2019 Session 1:

NTPA GN Tomah, WI (USA) 2019 Session 2:

NTPA GN Tomah, WI (USA) 2019 Session 3:

NTPA GN Tomah, WI (USA) 2019 Session 4:

NTPA GN Tomah, WI (USA) 2019 Session 5:

NTPA Decatur, IN (USA) 2019:

NTPA Rushville, IN (USA) 2019: Canceled due to inclement weather

PPL Champions Tour Marshall, MI (USA) June 21, 2019: Canceled due to flooded grounds

PPL Silver Series Marshall, MI (USA) June 21, 2019: Canceled due to flooded grounds

PPL Midwest Region Marshall, MI (USA) June 21, 2019: Canceled due to flooded grounds

PPL Champions Tour Marshall, MI (USA) June 22, 2019: Canceled due to flooded grounds

PPL Silver Series Marshall, MI (USA) June 22, 2019: Canceled due to flooded grounds

PPL Midwest Region Marshall, MI (USA) June 22, 2019: Canceled due to flooded grounds

ITPA Pinckneyville, IL (USA) June 21, 2019:

ITPA Sturgis, KY (USA) June 22, 2019:

OTTPA Hawarden, IA (USA) June 21, 2019: Canceled

OTTPA Manilla, IA (USA) June 22, 2019:

ESP Shedden, ON (CAN) June 14, 2019:

ESP WNY Steam Grounds, NY (USA) June 15, 2019: Rain Out

MSPA Lawrenceburg, TN (USA) 2019:

MSPA Cloverdale, AL (USA) 2019:

East Coast Pullers Greensboro, MD (USA) May 4, 2019:

East Coast Pullers Lancaster, PA (USA) May 11, 2019:

East Coast Pullers Boonsboro, MD (USA) May 25, 2019:

East Coast Pullers Luray, VA (USA) June 1, 2019:

East Coast Pullers Lancaster, PA (USA) June 8, 2019:

East Coast Pullers Friedens, PA (USA) June 14, 2019:

East Coast Pullers Kempton, PA (USA) June 14, 2019:

East Coast Pullers Bloomsburg, PA (USA) June 15, 2019:

CTTP Ware Shoals, SC (USA) May 4, 2019:

CTTP Taylorville, NC (USA) May 25, 2019:

Friday, June 21, 2019

The new Fuel Addict

After 1 1/2 years of building, the new radial powered 950kg / 2095lbs mini modified tractor called ''Fuel Addict'' of the Oil Addict Pulling Team from Skjern in Denmark is ready.
In October of 2017, the Danish team around Dennis, Preben, and Sigurd Juhl started with the planning and building of the new tractor. But the building process took a longer time than they have expected. Usually, the maiden run of the tractor was planned for the 2018 season, but unexpected problems with the delivering of the custom built parts, especially for the driveline made it's not possible to make a pass in front of the sled in 2018.
The completely new built mini mod received a new homemade Docol R8 tube frame with a homemade chrome-moly roll cage, a fiberglass driver seat of a go-kart, a custom built steering, a new lighter rear end, and a completely new constructed drawbar.
The fenders on the tractor were made off aluminum sheet metal. The roll cage and the fenders were taken over of their old radial Alvis powered mini mod tractor called ''Black Blood''.
The driver's position on the new chassis is more forward and the center of gravity is lower compared to their old mini mod. Also, the engine's position on the new frame is more forward. The team hopes to get a better balance with those changes on the pulling tracks in the future.
The new lighter rear end has a custom built sheet metal rear axle housing with a billet aluminum center section, an aluminum diff with special made gears, a specially made ring and pinion gear, custom built half shafts and billet aluminum brake calipers with laser cut brake rotors. The Oil Addict Team purchased the complete rear axle from the ''The Challenger Pulling Team'' in the Netherlands in 2017.
Because of the heavy weight of the engine, the new machine received no transmission, only a billet steel driveshaft from the little gearbox to the center section of the rear axle. To save weight the new billet driveshaft was inside drilled out. The new little gearbox on the clutch bell housing is custom built. All the components for the new box were constructed and manufactured by the Gators Pulling Team from Skjern in Denmark. 
The housing is made off aluminum and was machined on a CNC-milling machine in the Gators workshop. The special made gears were done by a local company in Denmark. The 3 discs centrifugal clutch on the mini is an 11 inch Crower clutch with a billet aluminum flywheel and is protected by a custom built aluminum Browell bell housing.  
All the components and parts like the chassis etc. were painted by one of their neighbors from Skjern.  
The new Fuel Addict is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial aircraft engine with 14 cylinders and a capacity of 30l / 1830cui on avgas. The engine ran usually in the Consolidated B-24 and in the Grumman F4F Wildcat airplanes from the second world war. The engines were produced between 1932 and 1951. A total of 173,618 R-1830 engines were built during that time. The Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp power plant is the most built aircraft engine ever. The engine on the tractor was completely dismantled and overhauled. For this work, they received a lot of help from Piet de Haan from the Netherlands. The 77 years old Dutchman helped them a lot in the workshop to bring the engine back to life. Piet is a man with lots of experience in aircraft engines. He worked and helped many different teams in Europe to get their engines running, like the White Horse Pulling Team from the Netherlands and the Starfighter Pulling Team from Denmark. That's are only quite a few of many teams, who Piet has helped on aircraft engines in the past.
The 14 cylinder engine on the mini mod should make around 1200 hp. The power plant on the Mini Mod has an original supercharger, stock connection rods and pistons, original heads, homemade steel exhaust pipes, an original modified fuel system, the original ignition system, and a homemade fuel and oil tank.
The Oil Addict Pulling Team competes with their new Pratt & Whitney radial powered mini modified machine in the Danish Championship this year. But the new mini is currently 65kg too heavy for the class, that's why they are currently running outside of the evaluation at the events.
The official maiden voyage of the new tractor was on the 5th of May 2019 in Brande, Denmark. And it was a successful premiere, the tractor ran not bad but the setting of the engine was still in safety mode. The team was satisfied after the pull and went back home without any damages on the new tractor. A second attempt in Brande wasn't possible, the class was canceled because of the broken mini mod sled.
The next event for them was at the Motorfestival in Allingabro. This time they have changed the setting on the engine and the new tractor made two nice passes in front of the Danish crowd. Preben, Dennis, and driver Sigurd Juhl were very happy with both runs. But the gear ratio was a little bit too fast for the tractor. The rpm's of the Pratt & Whitney power plant were maybe a bit too low, because of the too fast gear ratio, what Dennis Juhl has explained after the pull. 
For the upcoming pulls in the summer they have planned to change the ratio on the tractor and then the American engine should bring his full hp on the track.

CP Dream II - Powerweekend Made 2019 - HWTPF

Outlaw Pulling - 9,500 Limited Pro Stock - Ravenna, NE - June 15, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Team Lambada - Powerweekend Made


ETPC Euro Cup Made (NL) 2019:

STPF Örkelljunga (S) June 1, 2019 (Björnens Power Pull):

Bryne (N) May 26, 2019:

NTPA Hoopeston, IL (USA) 2019:

NTPA Sugarcreek, OH (USA) 2019: Canceled due to rain

NTPA New Castle, PA (USA) 2019: Canceled due to inclement weather

PPL Champions Tour Mackville, WI (USA) June 14, 2019: Rain Out

PPL Champions Tour Mackville, WI (USA) June 15, 2019:

PPL Champions Tour Tampico, IN (USA) June 14, 2019:

PPL Midwest Region Tampico, IN (USA) June 14, 2019:

PPL Champions Tour Tampico, IN (USA) June 15, 2019:

PPL Midwest Region Tampico, IN (USA) June 15, 2019:

PPL Western Series Paris, MO (USA) June 14, 2019:

PPL Western Series Fayette, MO (USA) June 15, 2019:

OTTPA Ravenna, NE (USA) June 14, 2019:

OTTPA Ravenna, NE (USA) June 15, 2019:

ITPA New Berlin, IL (USA) June 13, 2019:

ITPA Cerro Gordo, IL (USA) June 14, 2019:

ITPA St. Peters, MO (USA) June 14, 2019: Canceled due to flood water from Mississippi River  

BSTP Mackville, WI (USA) June 14, 2019: Rain Out

BSTP Mackville, WI (USA) June 15, 2019:

BSTP Edgerton, WI (USA) June 16, 2019:

ESP Dansville, NY (USA) June 8, 2019: