Tractors on steroids or race in Texas
• Tractors on Texas-steroids or race
If you describe briefly the sport for those who did not know of its existence, the essence lies in the fact that the tractor to pull a trailer with a sliding weight of 29 tons on compacted dirt surfaces. Who will drag on - is the winner.
Interest in the sport is the modifications which teams are doing with technology, and so manage to feed their engines steroids, there is nothing to do with the serial tractor engines, they generally do not have. Power engine comes to 10 000 liters. from. That engine, not the engine, t. To. Many tractors have two or three of the engine.
Night was falling. Participants sluggish start to push their offspring out of the trailer, the audience slowly pulled together on the podium.
Actually, the trailer. It has its motor and after the race yourself back to the starting position. Himself sliding weight can be seen under the car, he half pushed at the moment. This weight during the race glides evenly on the trailer in the direction of the pull tractor. Front small wheel at the same time raised hydraulically. Thus, when the weight is located at the tractor, all 29 tons fall to the tractor.
All participants divided into 7 classes by weight, the original weight of the tractor chassis, t. E. If the original weighs 2900 kg, the modified tractor and can not exceed this weight. First class - minimally modified tractor.
This class has a maximum weight of 2360 kg, the diameter of the wheel - 20.8x38 inches fuel - gasoline, the maximum length of the base 3, a meter 35, engine - 7 liters (Carburetor).
In fact, this is normal tractor with modified engines.
The next class - gasoline pickup trucks 4x4.
The maximum weight - 3850 kg fuel type - petrol engine displacement is not limited, but the motor must be of a standard chassis manufacturer.
The next class - modified tractor. Maximum weight class - 2800 kg, the diameter of the wheel - 24.5x32 inches, maximum chassis length - 4.3 meters, engine - 8.2 liters.
From fuel for these tractors are allowed to use gasoline, kerosene, methanol and ethanol.
The next class is one of the most spectacular - a diesel-powered pickup trucks 4x4.
Maximum weight - 3900 kg, and only diesel engines, in fact, without any restrictions in modifications.
Some participants arrival do not reach the finish line. Besperspektivnyak ...
After each race on the track is a huge cloud of smoke.
Locomotives nervously smoking in aside in comparison with these pickups.
Then came one of the participants who did not take part in the race, and just drove to the public. Those who understands aviation, will immediately understand why this tractor did not participate in the race. The fact that it bears an aircraft engine from the plane P-51 Mustang, a capacity of 1490 liters. from..
The next class - a "hot" tractors. Maximum weight - 4100 kg, the volume of the engine - 7.6 liter diesel engines only, and only with a turbocharger.
they smoked of course good, but modest pickups.
The next class - professionally modified tractors. Here in fact there is no restrictions - and nitro engines and 8.5-liter engines and wheels to any 30.5x32. The only limitation - you can not put on a few tractor engines.
Almost all of these tractors were traveling half way only on the rear wheels. The average power of tractors - 2000 l. from.
All the tractors makes in one day of competition only one race. The race is on for two days, two races each racer will be recorded his best result.
Some also there were problems with the engines. This tractor had a problem with the hydraulic hoses and oil flooded the track. The race had to be stopped for a while to clean the track. By the way, if during arrival at the rider falls off something from the tractor, it immediately disqualified. A nefig.
And finally, the last class - supermodifitsirovannye pickup trucks with wheel formula 2x4.
In fact, despite the fact that the class name means "super" modification of their essentially just no, t. To. The class is very large list of restrictions.
Of all the races, they have been the most boring and uninteresting.