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2012-11-12 08:50:18 PM
I have a feeling the transmission, and rear end were replaced as well.
 
2012-11-12 09:08:03 PM

TommyymmoT: I have a feeling the transmission, and rear end were replaced as well.


No shiat. It's a pretty impressive piece of redneck engineering. It'd be pretty easy to roll, and he demonstrates some impressive driving skills keeping it all harnessed.
 
2012-11-12 09:47:08 PM
Or how the take expensive things and making them useless by putting them together
 
2012-11-12 10:01:29 PM

unyon: TommyymmoT: I have a feeling the transmission, and rear end were replaced as well.
It'd be pretty easy to roll


This

 
2012-11-12 10:08:57 PM
It was marginally interesting, but it lasted about 3 minutes too long.
 
2012-11-12 10:17:53 PM
Why does a dog lick his nuts?
 
2012-11-12 10:18:45 PM
I'm blown away that it didn't roll.
 
2012-11-12 10:53:25 PM
I'm guessing that's why he put a roll cage on it.
 
2012-11-12 10:56:38 PM
Guess who's going to win the tractor pull at the next county fair?
 
2012-11-12 11:39:29 PM
Ppffffftttt......Amature.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-12 11:40:35 PM
Wow, you would make good time plowing the back 40.
 
2012-11-12 11:41:26 PM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Guess who's going to win the tractor pull at the next county fair?


Whoever didn't destroy all the low end torque of a machine designed to move heavy loads from a dead stop?
 
2012-11-13 12:01:28 AM

whipbambucket: Why does a dog lick his nuts?


To get rid of the lipstick?
 
2012-11-13 12:05:43 AM
Bravo, a major improvement over the original donor vehicle.
 
2012-11-13 12:18:46 AM
Crazy Russians. Good to know there are rednecks all over.
 
2012-11-13 12:37:06 AM
That goes on my list of "Things I would love to do, but I would probably kill myself".
 
2012-11-13 12:59:05 AM

I Like Bread: That goes on my list of "Things I would love to do, but I would probably kill myself".


Ditto. Might be fun at low speeds churning up dirt, but i don't really imagine that front end was designed with high-speed stability in mind.
 
2012-11-13 01:12:09 AM
Lets see how many get this. That tractor doesn't have brakes on the front axle. So, how does he do a burnout sitting still?
 
2012-11-13 01:12:16 AM
... and I believe we've found our next Darwin Awards contestant.
 
2012-11-13 01:56:39 AM

NBSV: Lets see how many get this. That tractor doesn't have brakes on the front axle. So, how does he do a burnout sitting still?


The tractor has an open differential, and independently controlled rear brakes.
How'd I do?
 
2012-11-13 02:04:45 AM

AbiNormal: Ppffffftttt......Amature.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x533]


Probably my favorite one ever...Dragon Fire
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\My long hair just can't cover up my redneck
\\I like to think of myself as a cultured redneck
 
2012-11-13 03:45:58 AM

no 5th av. in Billings: NBSV: Lets see how many get this. That tractor doesn't have brakes on the front axle. So, how does he do a burnout sitting still?

The tractor has an open differential, and independently controlled rear brakes.
How'd I do?


I was looking for magic. But I guess that would work too.
 
2012-11-13 04:06:57 AM
Wake me up when he can burn out on asphalt with slicks on for 3 minutes straight.

I've seen what it takes to win a tractor pull class in WI and MN, this guy would be spitting out mud and deer shiat for weeks.

Weeks.
 
2012-11-13 05:40:29 AM
Crap. None of those videos on that page will load. I guess that's a good thing.
 
2012-11-13 07:26:32 AM

unyon: It'd be pretty easy to roll, and he demonstrates some impressive driving skills keeping it all harnessed


Yea.. I'm thinkin "this is the coolest thing I've ever seen". Then I stare at those 60 year old rusty linkages holding those wheels straight. One fails at high speed down the road, I believe that thing would roll like there's no tomorrow, and that cabin isn't exactly enclosed. The driver would easily die if it rolled (think of the weight of that engine alone)
 
2012-11-13 07:49:27 AM
Is this by those Ontario-based rednecks that do all the crazy garage mods?
 
2012-11-13 08:35:02 AM
Ok.. that made me smile.. i love this world sometimes:)
 
2012-11-13 08:43:44 AM

LesserEvil: Is this by those Ontario-based rednecks that do all the crazy garage mods?


This looks like Eastern Europe.
 
2012-11-13 08:44:55 AM
 
2012-11-13 09:21:28 AM
FUnny, I was just thinking about replacing the engine of my Volvo S70 with a Briggs and Stratton motor.
Weird
 
2012-11-13 11:55:25 AM
Actually, it is probably a stock rear end and transmission.

The oringal motor was designed to turn way less RPM's than this motor is capable of turning.
 
2012-11-13 07:55:35 PM

belome: Actually, it is probably a stock rear end and transmission.

The oringal motor was designed to turn way less RPM's than this motor is capable of turning.


I'm in the camp that it was replaced. Although I grew up in a rural area my family was to poor to own a tractor. I can't recall if they have positrack rear ends, but seeing how they are designed to go through mud and such I would find it hard to believe that they would have such a simple flaw.
 
2012-11-13 10:26:14 PM

hutchkc: belome: Actually, it is probably a stock rear end and transmission.

The oringal motor was designed to turn way less RPM's than this motor is capable of turning.

I'm in the camp that it was replaced. Although I grew up in a rural area my family was to poor to own a tractor. I can't recall if they have positrack rear ends, but seeing how they are designed to go through mud and such I would find it hard to believe that they would have such a simple flaw.


No "positrack" rear end. As posted earlier, tractors have independent rear brakes. You make a sharp turn at the end of a row by locking up the inside brake and pivoting around that rear wheel. I remember a few times driving across a side hill pulling a harrow on slick, wet grass and needing to ride the uphill brake to keep the front end pointed straight - it wanted to slide down the hill. Usually you have a manual locker on the differential to help with mud and snow, just don't think the steering wheel will change your direction.
 
2012-11-14 10:21:36 AM

TriKaya: hutchkc: belome: Actually, it is probably a stock rear end and transmission.

The oringal motor was designed to turn way less RPM's than this motor is capable of turning.

I'm in the camp that it was replaced. Although I grew up in a rural area my family was to poor to own a tractor. I can't recall if they have positrack rear ends, but seeing how they are designed to go through mud and such I would find it hard to believe that they would have such a simple flaw.

No "positrack" rear end. As posted earlier, tractors have independent rear brakes. You make a sharp turn at the end of a row by locking up the inside brake and pivoting around that rear wheel. I remember a few times driving across a side hill pulling a harrow on slick, wet grass and needing to ride the uphill brake to keep the front end pointed straight - it wanted to slide down the hill. Usually you have a manual locker on the differential to help with mud and snow, just don't think the steering wheel will change your direction.



TY, very interesting and not at all what I would have expected. It does make sense on the tight turning at the end of the row as by what you describe you could literally turn a 180 on a dime.
 
2012-11-14 01:02:05 PM
its faked, idiots.
 
2012-11-15 10:48:32 PM

good_2_go: LesserEvil: Is this by those Ontario-based rednecks that do all the crazy garage mods?

This looks like Eastern Europe.


Sweden. close to where I was born...
 
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