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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2015 - 03:03 PM

At the National Machinery Show in Louisville, KY, things didn't go well for this guy in the Super Stock class as the sled malfunctioned and the weight stopped moving towards the tractor at about half track. I think the impact of the sled was worse then the crash into the wall. There is a little cussing at the end of the video.

 

 

 


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 03:04 PM

I watched that earlier, they needed an exit door at the end of the track :thumbs:

The box slammed him pretty hard.


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 03:28 PM

just can stop a deere!!!


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 04:09 PM

I'll bet at least two pairs of shorts needed changing after that pull !


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 04:39 PM

I've seen something very similar a couple years ago, it was with a mini modified. The wieght didn't move up at all and the driver gave it all. He ended up jack knifing and all most tipped over. It was a scary thing to see.
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Posted February 17, 2015 - 05:41 PM

A totally unnecasary sport and has many dangers.... :shoot2:


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 05:50 PM

A totally unnecasary sport and has many dangers.... :shoot2:

A totally unnecessary post but we love you anyway :thumbs:  P.S. may part with my Strongland in the spring. Shawn :bigrofl:  


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 05:53 PM

That was a sudden stop! Bet the folks in the stands were a bit worried too!


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 05:55 PM

I'd call that a full pull.
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Posted February 17, 2015 - 08:56 PM

I'd call that a full pull.


I hope he won! Full pull plus 1 ft
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Posted February 17, 2015 - 09:21 PM

I've been to these pulls a good many times since they just started using the weight transfer machines. Many things can go wrong at once. Sure wouldn't mind running one of these tractors down the track some day.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:43 AM

I always wondered if the guy on the sled had a kill switch...I guess not. At the monster truck shows someone has a kill switch to shut them down when a problem occurs.

Edited by Sawdust, February 18, 2015 - 12:45 AM.

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:49 AM

I always wondered if the guy on the sled had a kill switch...I guess not. At the monster truck shows someone has a kill switch to shut them down when a problem occurs.

 

usually not, just a break a way cable that shuts them down if tractor breaks lose from sled.


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