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Old 01-06-2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Tractor Pull - who will win?

New 850 H.P. John Deere diesel , against a
classic steam tractor rated 18 H.P.
Who will win?
Hint: low end torque is king.


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Old 01-06-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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That 'steamer' was just playing with that Deere.


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With the rubber tires on the steamer it did not even have full traction.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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It's all about torque, traction and weight.
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Due to the hitch angle, as the steam tractor applies force it is essentially lifting the rear wheels of the superstock. The Farmall C is only rated at around 19 horsepower but it can certainly outwork your average 20hp lawn tractor. The PTO on your lawn tractor could never even get a hay baler to move let alone run it and pull a hay wagon behind it through a hilly field.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #6
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In any tractor pull - as the dead weight slides up the sled - the loose dirt inhibits traction. The superstock was dead on traction to move a load of that weight before the match started

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