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The 2.5 and Limited Pro Stock classes of Diesel Sled Pulls are probably the most popular with the crowd at NHRDA Diesel Nationals, primarily because these are trucks that are relatable...models that many in the crowd own and drive on a daily basis and can root for to make the longest pull of the day.
Congratulations to the following drivers for their pulls in each respective class:
1st Place - Eric Whitmarsh - "Strictly Business" 332.04 ft
2nd place - Aaron Powell - "High Rollin" 330.02 ft
Limited Pro Stock Class
1st Place - Vanessa Hyndman - "Uncommon" 342.01 ft
2nd Place - Jim Greenway - "MBRP Ballie Diesel" 341.03 ft
3rd Place - Buck Hyndman - "Ready 2 Rumble" 333.11 ft
For more information, visit http://www.nhrda.com/homepage.php
NHRDA Diesel Nationals - Texas Motorplex - Ennis, TX 9/30-10/1/2016.
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Torque monsters huh. They all pulled down and pissed out.Look at an actual torque chart graph. The Cummins in line peaks at a small point. They talk their crap about getting below the turbo but it really just shitted out. Put that against the powerstroke v8s and look how they produce across the board. Without severe modifications the Cummins suck! I'm sure plenty of people are going to talk shit, but the only in line six I have that produce at stock is my Ford 7.8 at my DT 466 internationals with the same fuel systems as the powerstrokes.The Cummins suck in my medium duty trucks. Won't pull on the low end or the high. Work world my powerstokes out perform day in and day out. Even the 6.0 that all the Cummins boys talk crap about with all it's problems still will kick a Cummins ass while it's kicking.Look at the 2016 and 2017 diesel challenge and see what time it is. I will take my 7.3s and 6.7 and get the work done.
If been watching pulls for hours now and came to a conclusion... duramax either blows up at the beginning or locks up at the end.... WTF, at least the powerstrokes drive back home at the end of the night(im a cummins fanboy personally with addition of international 360 and 466)
there's a stop of some sort on the trailer they are hauling in the competition; the faster they go the faster the "stop" slides to the bed of the truck; it adds weight as it moves but also provides a safety to prevent overhauls on the engine and transmissions so they dont founder
+chefdan87 lol I feel bad for you man if they just did a simple google search they would know that Cummins engine company owns Cummins and just because Ford bought some shares of the company doesn't mean its a Ford lol.
Never seen a 5.9 come close. We have pulled many loads with 25000 to 30000 pounds net, not including the 7000 pound 32000 pound rated trailer, and the 9000 pounds give or take some on the trucks. Never seen a 5.9 that could be geared to pull on the low end and then get down the road on the top and really pull. If there is some, for every one of them there are literally thousands of Ford's from each engine model that will.And my 2016 6.7 has 3:31 gears and it will loaf with crazy loads. From the bottom to faster than you should drive. At 2000 it's around 90. That's bone stop. I have a 7.3 with stage 2 injectors. Only upgrade. Ridiculous power. Well over 1000 lbs torque. Glad yours is taking care of you. I've never found one that would. Appreciate your civil reply. Have a good day.
+Everett Crawford I will hook my 5.9 cummins to any load you hook up behind your 7.3 or any light duty diesel and I haven't done much to it. I've pulled a 44 foot enclosed trailer filled with about 150 foot of of portable greenhouses, about 25,000 pounds gross, and she'd do 95 up highway 45 across south dakota. The only weak point I've found is that stupid automatic tranny that should never have been put behind any sort of power.
Ford's are around because they out perform and out last all other trucks. You can piss around with light loads and be okay with a Cummins. But even then the Dodge will fail under it. As to your question about 6.0's. I believe they designed them to have some failure because the 7.3's never came back and they couldn't sell more. But I think they hurt themselves and they knew it. A bit greedy. However you can take a 6.0 and kick ass with it till she blow's. And you can spend a little on it and have one heck of a truck. And let me tell you, I would rather have a truck (or any piece of equipment) that will go and blow and get the job done until then , as opposed to a engine that pisses out day in and day out for years and fails constantly when you need it most. As to one comment about sounding better. That sounds like a boy. I've ran tractors for hours in the fields with bad exhausts and those Cummins sound like ear aching pieces of shit to me. (As a side note I've taken Ford's all the way back to the 60 models to now that will do work, pulling loads , dragging equipment, pulling in hot fields day in and day out for years, that Chevy's and dodges couldn't do one time, that's facts. Just unhook that thing and pull it to the side out of that hole it dug itself into and I will back in there and get it done.)Because all that noise you should be producing something that's useful like power, and I guarantee you 90 percent of them can roar like shit and a 6.7 powerstroke will ease right on away from them with a grey haired ( old man) in it quite as a mouse. And most of the time he won't even know that boy was racing him. Loud exhausts and front lifted trucks are for boys. I sure wish they would grow up.
You think powerchokes are better than a cummins? I have one question, after the shitshow that was the 6.0, how the hell is ford even around anymore? They should've been sued over that big time.
Do all sled pull diesels need this device or is this just a owner installed thing? I tried looking it up, but couldn't find much info. *edit: Looks like I spoke too soon. It is an air cut off device. From the NHRDA rule book: "Air Shutoff's required- consisting of (1) cable to the rear of the truck to be operated by the sled, and
also a cable inside the driver's compartment " Cool. This should almost be something that all diesels have.
Reminds me of a kid.. when we what sneak in under the fence at the Erie County Fair, I think it was Spanky's stunt driving show... in they actually had tractors in the ones.with the four five gas motors on them. FUCK I'M OLD.
Excrt420 Fam they have a weight on the trailer that starts towards the back where the axles are... ( the area you normally load something on a trailer is over the axles)...as the truck pulls the trailer the weight moves forward which then takes the weight from the trailer and puts it all on the back of the truck which makes it harder to pull... same problem with tug of war with trucks when you have something pulling downward on a lifted truck it's harder to pull than if it were the same height...