Introduction – How it all started

Welcome to the blog, where we try to keep up with the history, construction and hopefully the performance of our tractor on pulling events.

From the first idea of this blog to the writing, there was one crucial question: What language should we use, or should we even do it in two or more languages. Well, as you see, it comes in English. We think, that most of you are somehow comfortable with it, knowing that so far people from Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and the US where involved in this project, helping with parts and/or knowledge. But if you feel the need to contact us, don’t hesitate, and do this in Luxembourgish, German, French, English or Dutch 😉

Our main goal is to have a follow-up on how this whole project and the team evolved over time. On the other hand, I’m personally a pulling fan for some 30 years now, and always wanted to know how all this stuff on the tractors works together. Over the years I figured most of it out myself, talked to pulling people or with the start of the internet went through thousands of pictures and pulling websites. All the missing stuff, we are  currently finding it out during the build of our own tractor and want to share it with you. So, we will put information on the basic technical function of components in the posts covering the build and try to make this blog somehow educational for the interested pulling fan.

How did it come, that we build a pulling tractor? As a kid, my favorite event of the year were the pulls in Bettborn (Luxembourg). On a pull of this scale, it isn’t hard to get infected with the pulling virus. Visiting the indoor pulls in Ahoy in the early 90’s and then driving to European championships and pulls in Germany with friends got me addicted and the friends infected with the pulling virus as well. Over the years we got confident, that we could build a tractor on our own, but where to start? Being average people, we cannot afford a hobby like this. With the start of the Hot Farmpulling series in Germany, it seemed possible to get started in one of the sport classes. But … a Diesel? What color?

We need spark plugs; sheet metal isn’t our favorite work and we could not agree between a red or green tractor 😉. Limited modified pulling, similar as it’s run in Denmark for several years now, seemed to be more our thing. Then came the efforts in Germany to create a similar class, limited through air restrictors and a weight limit of 3,5 tons. The first announcements of this new class got us started. No need for high-tech components, power is limited around 2250 horsepower for everyone and the weight limit allows to use a great variety of engines without the need of an ultra-light chassis.

Let’s get started …

 

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