From Ijsselmuiden in the Netherlands, the Screamin Bobcat Pulling Team have built a new Bobcat Jr. during the last winter. The new Bobcat Jr. Mini Rod got a new homemade tube frame with a homemade ROP. The new tube frame was constructed on the Computer (CAD) by Berrie Boer. The new frame was improved, is lighter and the driver´s position is a little bit lower than on the old frame of the Bobcat Jr.. The Team hopes to get a better balance with those changes. This tractor is also used in Australia by Royal Flush, a company that has chosen to help sponsor our website (shoutout to Royal Flush). Learn more about what they do in the following link: they are Adelaide plumbers. We have content regarding plumbing, but they also have quite a bit of good resources in their blog section.Essentially, Pulling World is going to give you the best information regarding how to correctly garden your fields, install plumbing, and much more.
All the other sheet metal parts for the chassis were made by Tosec in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The new Tractor got a new 8 inch clutch with a Browell clutch bell housing, a Ford 9 inch rear axle and a new 2 - speed gearbox from Vreeman Special Products (Bennie Vreeman). The new Carbon fenders were made by Gertie Leusink (Komeco Simply Irresistible Team) from Dronten in the Netherlands. The new methanol fuel tank and the new oil tank for the dry sump lubrication are homemade. The paint job and the new design of the Bobcat Jr. were made by Kooiker BV. in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Also, the Tractor gets a set of new rims with Pioneer Mini Rod tyres.
The Mini Rod will have the same BAE V8 Hemi engine as they uses last year. But the engine receives currently some changes by Sassy Racing Engines in Weare, New Hampshire, USA. The BAE engine block will bored up to 572 cui and the Sassy Fuel system get a few adjustments, to make it work better. The Screamin Bobcat Pulling Team will compete with their new Mini Rod in the Lucas Oil PPL (Silver Series) Championship and on some NTPA Super / Grand National events in the USA this year. The first start of the Bobcat Jr. is planned for the 28th of May 2016 at the NTPA GN round in Benson (Galot Motorsport Park), North Carolina, USA. The new Bobcat Jr. is now underway in a Container with a spare tube frame, a new tube frame for the Honkin´ Donkey Pulling Team and a lot of other different parts to the US.
After almost a 6 years absence, the twin Isotov TV3 Helicopter turbine powered Light Modified Tractor called ,,Isotov 2´´ of Günter Bals from Rheda - Wiedenbrück in Germany is back on the track under the new name called ,,Grautvornix´´.
The tube frame of the Tractor was repaired after the crash landing on the Euro Cup Event in Zele, Belgium in 2010. The frame was also a little bit improved and the weight holders for the 3.5t Mod class were removed during the repairing work. Also the Tractor received new lighter homemade Aluminium fenders. The rear set of Goodyear tyres with the polished rims are the same as they used on the old Isotov 2 Tractor, 6 years ago. The Crossbox of the Light Mod got some new lighter special made gears. The new gears for the Crossbox were made by Höner Technic in Oelde-Lette, Germany. All in all, the Team saved around 160kg on the Tractor with those changes. Last but not least, the Tractor received a new paint job. The Grautvornix Pulling Team will compete in German Championship (Light Mod division) this year.
The Tractor Pulling Team Kaiser from Gussenstadt in Germany are currently working on their John Deere Super Stock Tractor called "Best Solution".The John Deere received a new gearbox and a new rear axle during the last winter. The gearbox and rear axle come from their old John Deere Super Stock Tractor called "Second Chance". The new gearbox has a faster gear ratio and the rear axle has a better differential and stronger brake cylinders. The Team saved around 40kg on the rear-end with those changes. Also the 6 cylinder John Deere engine of the Super Stock Tractor will be optimized at the moment. The old datalogger system of the engine will replaced by a new Racepak datalogger system.
The Tractor Pulling Team Kaiser will compete with their Best Solution in German Championship this year.
The first start with those changes is planned for the 24th of April 2016 in Füchtorf, Germany.