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Jon Hagen
Posted 6/24/2012 14:12 (#2447020)
Subject: County fair truck / tractor pull.



Hagen Brothers farms,Goodrich ND
We took in the truck / tractor pull at the county fair last night.

The area is sparsly populated, so the little 100+ year old fair struggles to survive.
They pulled enough local pickups and a few of the Red River Valley pullers to make it interesting.

The picture is from my phone camera and was near dark at the time. Think his DEF tank ran dry :)

We have one ND puller(Don Dufner) who loves those old 2 cyl JD's he has constructed tractors using as many as three 2 cyl JD combined, has one pair of 830's in tandem with a sound guard cab installed. Looks pretty slick.
(He farmed with those multiple hooks, not just puller tractors)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l3wnAo_oRg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1xySbtHEPg



Don has been in tractor pulling for about 50 years. He has run his "Green Goat 2 cyl chassis, puller tractor, powered by a cross mounted 428 Ford V8 for atleast 30 years.
Last night he made an expermental run with his latest 2 cyl puller tractor chassis, powered by a cross mounted (get this :) Allison V12. It was near totally dark, and he did not have the fuel system sorted out yet, but when he got it cleared out enough to make a pass pulling the sled past the grandstands, he made more noise than any Allison powered rig I have ever heard. Sorry, too dark for a picture :-)

Edited by Jon Hagen 6/24/2012 14:27




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Ed Winkle
Posted 6/24/2012 21:10 (#2447747 - in reply to #2447020)
Subject: Re: County fair truck / tractor pull.


Martinsville, Ohio
Hagen, I did not realize you such a JD man and two stroke fan.

I will admit to you that Ole Rattler from New Lexington Ohio beat my 100 hp Oliver 88 one time. He had about the same power in his G but I could balance my tractor better. We pulled in the Ohio State Tractor Puller Association's 5,000 and 7000 lb classes for years.

Ed
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Jon Hagen
Posted 6/24/2012 21:53 (#2447872 - in reply to #2447747)
Subject: Re: County fair truck / tractor pull.



Hagen Brothers farms,Goodrich ND
Ed Winkle - 6/25/2012 20:10

Hagen, I did not realize you such a JD man and two stroke fan.

I will admit to you that Ole Rattler from New Lexington Ohio beat my 100 hp Oliver 88 one time. He had about the same power in his G but I could balance my tractor better. We pulled in the Ohio State Tractor Puller Association's 5,000 and 7000 lb classes for years.

Ed



Yes Ed, I am a 2 stroke Detriot lover. I ran many 53, 71 and 92 series Detriot 2 cycles (3-4-6-8 cylinder) in tractors , pickups and heavy trucks. I love the smoothness and that sound.
I am not that much of a JD guy, I grew up running mostly Oliver, Moline, IH, Steiger , Versatile. I do have a 4020 and 4450 JD which have been good tractors.
The Don I am talking about in my original post is not my brother Don, but Don Dufner of Buxton ND who is the 2 cylinder JD Lover, user and puller.

He(Don Dufner), has built many 2 cylinder farming and pulling tractors including a tripple D, a tripple 830 and several others. I believe the tripple D has an extra D engine mounted on the rear deck which drove the last tractor through the PTO, making it a 4 engine tractor . His hotrod pullers were 2 cylinder JD chassis with the first and little one being powered by a cross mounted 428 CJ Ford and now a 2 cylinder D chassis with a cross mounted Allison V12 aircraft engine on alcohol. Old Don Dufner is 72, but still enjoys those toys. :-)

Edited by Jon Hagen 6/25/2012 01:06
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ollieolliver
Posted 6/24/2012 23:47 (#2448216 - in reply to #2447872)
Subject: Re: County fair truck / tractor pull.


Central Minnesota
I was at Don's place last year, and talk about amazing!! And a very nice man as well. He had that latest contraption about halfway done (I belive it was based off an R John Deere). Glad to hear he got it out on a hook. I'm not a Deere guy, but man, that place was very very neat. Seein that triple 830 in his shed was a sight in itself.

Edited by ollieolliver 6/24/2012 23:48
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JD_Joe
Posted 6/25/2012 00:53 (#2448350 - in reply to #2447020)
Subject: Re: County fair truck / tractor pull.



Thompson ND / Grand Forks ND
Don is a very nice and knowledgable fella. Quite a collection to say the least. Interesting fact, I believe his son designed the Active Seat in the Deere tractors. Some smart cookies in that family.
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