Guy Martin and a JCB

Guy Martin and a JCB

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FourWheelDrift

78,612 posts

232 months

Sunday 17th November
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227bhp said:
Good effort, couldn't understand why they made grooved tyres though and not slicks?
Because tractors don't run on slicks?

Since it was JCB I think they would want to keep things looking visually as much like their tractor as possible.

epom

6,524 posts

109 months

Monday 18th November
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Decent show, fair play to JCB for doing it.

SydneyBridge

4,675 posts

106 months

Monday 18th November
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Great publicity for JCB, especially as it must have cost an absolute fortune, and all the other companies involved

Wonder how long the record will stand

Nezquick

1,300 posts

74 months

Monday 18th November
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Good programme which I enjoyed watching.

Especially pleased that the little village I grew up in was featured for the Tractor Pulling. If anyone is around the North West and wants a great day out, i'd recommend going to the European Championships to watch it as it's really quite something. I think it takes place in August every year. The noise is unreal.

ZymoTech

43 posts

19 months

Monday 18th November
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Wonder how long the record will stand

Wouldn't be at all surprised if the two yanks - the father and daughter - just put a bigger V8 motor in their Allis-Chalmers and have another go. The irony is that it's usually a plucky team of British boffins working on a shoestring budget who manage to crack a world record whereas their competitors spend millions to achieve the same objective. In this instance it's the other way around.

FourWheelDrift

78,612 posts

232 months

Monday 18th November
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When is a tractor not a tractor?

Are there rules that say it has to retain certain original tractor parts (the JCB was still 50% production tractor). Or you could rock up to Elvington in your hired Lamborghini supercar for the day with a tow bar and plough on the back, unhitch the plough and set a new record.

Megaflow

6,827 posts

173 months

Monday 18th November
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Some Guy said:
I guess using the JCB lump is good for credibility by keeping everything in house.

Stunning effort though. Awesome machine.
It would be, if it was actually a JCB engines. It’s made by Agro Tractors.

sgtBerbatov

1,694 posts

29 months

Monday 18th November
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That's not a tractor. A John Deere is a tractor. You don't cross the lines when it comes to tractors.

Makes me want to get a John Deere and show how fast a real tractor can go.

Then I remember I'm poor both in time and money, and will never do it. Thoroughly enjoyed it though, even if it was with a glorified digger.

Smollet

4,907 posts

138 months

Monday 18th November
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I used to love these machines but I don’t any more.
I’m an ex tractor fan.




Sorry

epom

6,524 posts

109 months

Monday 18th November
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sgtBerbatov said:
That's not a tractor. A John Deere is a tractor. You don't cross the lines when it comes to tractors.

Makes me want to get a John Deere and show how fast a real tractor can go.

Then I remember I'm poor both in time and money, and will never do it. Thoroughly enjoyed it though, even if it was with a glorified digger.
Could you read the first line of your post again please, just to make sure you know what you wrote.

Europa1

9,187 posts

136 months

Monday 18th November
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FourWheelDrift said:
When is a tractor not a tractor?

Are there rules that say it has to retain certain original tractor parts (the JCB was still 50% production tractor). Or you could rock up to Elvington in your hired Lamborghini supercar for the day with a tow bar and plough on the back, unhitch the plough and set a new record.
Did it still have a 3 point link and PTO on the back?

V8covin

2,351 posts

141 months

Monday 18th November
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DSLiverpool said:
Try talking like the narrator - it’s just weird!
That's how he always talks in every programme I've seen him in

Max_Torque

14,376 posts

165 months

Monday 18th November
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Nice to see that Ricardo managed to wedge in their Hyboost 'lecy supercharger, because on a Vmax run, it's really important to make low speed boost........

ZymoTech

43 posts

19 months

Tuesday 19th November
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The 3 point linkage was stripped off front and rear to reduce weight and to make room for the front end streamlining and rear diffuser respectively. As for the PTO I don't know. May have been left in situ.



Megaflow

6,827 posts

173 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Max_Torque said:
Nice to see that Ricardo managed to wedge in their Hyboost 'lecy supercharger, because on a Vmax run, it's really important to make low speed boost........
Yes, same thought crossed my mind. They didn’t show much detail of the engine in the machine, but it wasn’t obvious that it was even installed.

ZymoTech

43 posts

19 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Bit of rummaging on Google found this photo:



Between the parachute and the tow hitch there's a blanking plate over where the rear PTO shaft normally emerges so, yes, looks like the PTO as well as the linkage came off.

FourWheelDrift

78,612 posts

232 months

Tuesday 19th November
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There should be a rule that says, 2 runs to set the speed then after both runs they have 1 hour to put it back into proper tractor form and then plough a 6 acre field.

300bhp/ton

37,730 posts

138 months

Tuesday 19th November
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sgtBerbatov said:
That's not a tractor. A John Deere is a tractor. You don't cross the lines when it comes to tractors.

Makes me want to get a John Deere and show how fast a real tractor can go.

Then I remember I'm poor both in time and money, and will never do it. Thoroughly enjoyed it though, even if it was with a glorified digger.
Wouldn't a digger need a way of digging... rolleyes


It's a tractor in my book, spent many hours in an earlier variant.

300bhp/ton

37,730 posts

138 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Europa1 said:
Did it still have a 3 point link and PTO on the back?
Not all tractors have those...