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The Big Boys .....

 

 

..... Of the tractor pulling world are the 3.5 and 4.5T Modified Tractors. The One above is Snoopy 3 and run by Team Whittington from near Blackpool. Powered by Rolls Royce Griffon engines from an old Avro Shakleton maritime aircraft and running on a methanol fuel mixture she makes the ground shake as she passes towing that heavy sledge.

 

The one below is called Desperate Dan and is powered by either 4 or 5 V8 Chevrolet engines depending on the class being pulled. Another noise maker and ground shaker.

 

desperaste

 

Turbine powered machines also from part of this class with Le Redoutable from France running with four 4 Isotov TV3-117M Turbines, the same as used in the Russian Mil-24 helicopter. A different sound to the V8s but just as powerful.

 

tractor

 

 

 

The Big Boys .....

 

 

..... Of the tractor pulling world are the 3.5 and 4.5T Modified Tractors. The One above is Snoopy 3 and run by Team Whittington from near Blackpool. Powered by Rolls Royce Griffon engines from an old Avro Shakleton maritime aircraft and running on a methanol fuel mixture she makes the ground shake as she passes towing that heavy sledge.

 

The one below is called Desperate Dan and is powered by either 4 or 5 V8 Chevrolet engines depending on the class being pulled. Another noise maker and ground shaker.

 

desperaste

 

Turbine powered machines also from part of this class with Le Redoutable from France running with four 4 Isotov TV3-117M Turbines, the same as used in the Russian Mil-24 helicopter. A different sound to the V8s but just as powerful.

 

tractor

 

 

 

comments (7)

Gotta go with the Chevy's! Crazy pics of some crazy machines Les!
Les Auld: More power needed just add another engine, crazy indeed Elizabeth, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2011, 06:44
I think the word awesome should be reserved for things of this nature and not used frivolously, as it often is Les
Les Auld: Awesome is right Chris, it makes you wonder what sort of minds dreamed these machines up. Thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2011, 11:30
I wonder if these will catch on in the farming community!!grin These really do look powerful smile
Les Auld: I can just imagine them out in the fields in all weathers Linda, thanks for the comment.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 30 Aug 2011, 13:43
This world is a completely closed book for me Les although I can appreciate the impersonal beauty of these great machines.
Les Auld: It was a closed book to me until last year Ingrid, then I saw the light. Thanks for the comment.
I bet these sound good in real life.
Les Auld: A throaty roar and a ground shaking rumble Brian, thanks for the comment.
Blimey Les, I saw and heard one Griffon engine at the 40s weekend, and this had two!? I'm surprised
I didn't hear it my house!
Les Auld: The sound seems to be held in the arena Frank, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2011, 17:30
No wonder there is a fuel shortage! They do look like exotic beasts though, great photos Les.
Les Auld: It is all down to theses profligate farmers then Mike, thanks for the comment.

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