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Tractor Dyno Day


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,156 ✭✭✭ruwithme

    Could replace the tractor runs yet, imagine some tractor runs are getting tiresome with multiples of them in many areas annually.

    Obviously a great way to raise some money. A dyno day, could make for a bit of banter among some "mad for tar & grass lads"

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,650 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey

    How likely are you to damage a well maintained tractor on one of those things? Can operator error cause a disaster or are they pretty simplistic and safe for a well maintained machine?

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,242 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.

    Just turn on the pto is all you do. Nothing else. Tractor could blow up driving home just as easy as on a dyno

  • Registered Users Posts: 43 farm to fork

    On the day there will be 6 dynos on site, all supplied and ran by trained mechanics from local tractor dealerships. The objective is to determine the HP of the tractor by carrying a quick test and not to determine torque or any mechanical issues by running a prolonged test putting the engine under strain to simulate a working load. So simply rev the tractor up apply resistance and as soon as it comes under strain stop the test. It probably will not give a true representation of the tractors capability but the day is about getting like minded people together having the crack and getting some bragging rights.

    There will be a prize for highest vintage HP and modern HP.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 43 farm to fork

    Lads if any of ye are able to come it will be a great day for all the family.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭DBK1

    I wouldn’t be a million miles from there, I might just make the trip.

    I was talking to another contractor today that was telling me one of his workers is off the last week or 2 finishing off a Massey Ferguson Doe that he’s after making himself from two 35’s. He wants it finished to bring to that event. Fair going for a young lad in his 20’s. I’d go just to see that alone!

  • Registered Users Posts: 43 farm to fork

    Great day had by all and a big thanks to GRASSMEN for turning up on the day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,809 ✭✭✭✭wrangler

    What was the highest horsepower, I think Agriknives had 240hp.

    Heard that 25000 was taken at the gate.....thought it would've been more...... huge crowd.

    OH came from just up the road and insisted on supporting

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,809 ✭✭✭✭wrangler

    I saw that, some job...... how do you start it, do you put the first tractor in gear and then jump on to the second tractor when it's passing. there doesn't seem to be any connection between the two tractors for the clutch, gears etc

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,766 Mod ✭✭✭✭K.G.

    That old f140 turning out nearly 180 hp with I believe 28k hours is some legend if its original engine

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭DBK1

    I don’t know how it’s normally done to be honest.

    I did make it over there that day too. Fair play to all involved in organising it, there was serious effort put in and a lot of stuff happening.

    It was late in the evening when I was there and the chap that made the doe was driving it around the vintage area they had before bringing it home. He had it set up that it’s driving off the back wheels only. He told me there was plenty of sleepless nights that week to get it ready so I’d say he was bulling himself to get it there and it wasn’t fully finished.

    I asked him that question myself about how he would set it up for both to be driving and he has a few different ideas he wants to try out to see the best way to go. I’d say he’s the type of lad that won’t give up until it’s right!

    It’s a credit to him, there’s a lot of lads around his age that spend their nights on PlayStations or blowing white powder up their noses so it’s good to see a young lad taking on a project like that and putting time and effort into it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭DBK1

    I saw that one alright. She wasn’t the cleanest of a Fiat but he had her well tuned up, she never missed a beat.

    If you seen the owner of it I’d say he put every one of them 28k hours on it himself!!

    I was told there was an F130 putting out 170hp too, I didn’t see it myself.

  • Registered Users Posts: 43 farm to fork

    The highest HP was a local machinery dealer with his JCB Fastrac 8310 @ 305 hp.

    Followed by a new holland owned by Walsh's plant in tullamore @ 288 hp.

    The F series Fiat's stole the show especially F140 which bore the sticker "in rust we trust"

    The F130 was a sleeper reaching 170 hp this tractor was nothing to look at. Steps rotted off faded paint and goes and pushes out 170 hp.

    A nice restored Ford 8210 was tested and still had all its ponies.

    Good insight into modern 4 cylinders and there output compared to older 6 cylinders.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,093 ✭✭✭FintanMcluskey

    Good insight into modern 4 cylinders and there output compared to older 6 cylinders.

    Torque is the problem. The 4cyl can't compare in that regard.