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Old 12-08-2012, 08:14 AM
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Engine blows and gets run over!

I love tractor pulls and I have seen them blow up and spray parts but I've never been at one where the engine (or most of it) comes clear out of the tractor and gets run over. I just can't see enough of this.


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Old 12-08-2012, 08:24 AM
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This version shows the crank, rods, pistons and bottom of the block still in the tractor. The block came apart. It must have been that last tweek to the engine that did it. Imagine the force this took!

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I love tractor pulls and I have seen them blow up and spray parts but I've never been at one where the engine (or most of it) comes clear out of the tractor and gets run over. I just can't see enough of this.

That is so friggin funny I am trying not to wake the house with my laughter, I'm choking. LOLOLOL Funny stuff

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This version shows the crank, rods, pistons and bottom of the block still in the tractor. The block came apart. It must have been that last tweek to the engine that did it. Imagine the force this took!

HOLY COW I didn't get that with the first video, that is wild!

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That is so friggin funny I am trying not to wake the house with my laughter, I'm choking. LOLOLOL Funny stuff

HOLY COW I didn't get that with the first video, that is wild!

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It is wild! They hop these diesels up to where they are pumping out enormous amounts of power at rpms way past the normal operating range of a normal engine and sometimes something has to give. Tractor pulls are like a low speed drag race. Some of the tractors look more like dragsters than tractors.
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Hey Crash,

Thanks for posting!! Those were funny!!

Just an open question to all, how many PSI do you think they were running in that tractor?
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I'm not sure what PSI he was running but I see two turbos but there might be more. A lot of these tractors run multiple turbos.

I was searching around trying to find out some more information on this tractor and I found out it blew up spectacularly another time only this time the engine stayed in the tractor. Nice fireball though! They might just be doing something wrong?

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I paused it at 24 seconds

Looks like exactly the same thing happened---but the top of the block did not quite break loose on the right side of the tractor.

I think I'm looking at a crankshaft just above the frame rail.

Might not be doing anything wrong------just pushing the envelope too far----don't know
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I paused it at 24 seconds

Looks like exactly the same thing happened---but the top of the block did not quite break loose on the right side of the tractor.

I think I'm looking at a crankshaft just above the frame rail.

Might not be doing anything wrong------just pushing the envelope too far----don't know
You're right, I just tried the same thing and at 24 seconds that sure looks like a crank.

I did a little reading and these tractors run a stock block but that's where the stock parts end. They run up to 200 psi boost from up to 4 turbochargers. At the upper end of the scale they put out around 4500 horsepower. They run diesel engines that normally operate at under 3000 rpm at 6000 to 8000 rpm and they develop a tire speed of 120 to 140 mph.

No wonder I love going to tractor pulls, I can feel the power as they go down the track. I get as close as I can, once I was laying under a semi trailer next to the track and it was great. I could feel the ground shake as they went by.

Probably just pushing it too far like you said.

If you want to read a little more about these tractors - Tractor Pulling: It's Not Your Granddad's John Deere Anymore
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