Friday, 27 July 2012

Journey to Herning

The bears are now cleaned up and ready for the rest of the journey to Herning.

Baby Bear has a new job as a clothes rack!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Getting ready to go to Herning

We have managed to fix the intercooler in Ice Bear and both tractors are now ready for the trip to Herning in Denmark for the next round of the Eurocup.  The sun finally came out and we were able to get the tractors cleaned and loaded last night. The lorry is also getting a quick service ready for the long journey across Europe.

Look forward to seeing everyone in Herning and for a good weekend's pulling.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Blown Intercooler!

Back in the workshop after Great Eccelston Show and the problem with Ice Bear has been found...

A blown intercooler!

Great Eccelston Show 2012

Team Pit Area

After a little more time in the workshop following Made, we were looking forward to the second round of the British Championships at the Great Eccelston Show.

Once again the weather was very kind, and tractor pulling took place on both Saturday and Sunday with very big crowds happy to be out in the sun for a change.

Ice Bear and Baby Bear

Both tractors made really strong full pulls after a slight panic in the pits with Ice Bear due to a broken steering system resulting in Mike having to be lifted to the start line. Many thanks to Derek Leece for his welding!

Rough Justice made a storming run in the pull off to 102 metres and set the target for the rest of us to catch. Gareth got dragged slightly to the right and came up short at just over 90 metres, securing a 2nd place!

Ice Bear was unable to boost from the start line in the pull off so had to settle for 4th place on the day.

Tiny Bear

On the Saturday afternoon the garden pullers were in action and Nathan Jones had a strong pull to secure a 3rd place. The only problem was that he managed to break the gearbox so Tiny Bear couldn't compete on the Sunday. Looks like Gareth needs to get his spanners out!

Made 2012

Both tractors were on form in Made with good full pulls in their first runs.

We changed some settings on Baby Bear for the pull off which did not work and we lost a few metres.

Ice Bear had a problem in the pull off, so we will have to work a little harder to put two good runs together and improve our reliability.

We found a cylinder head problem when we returned home.

Thank-you to Schizos for the pictures.