Of the more amazing creations we have ever featured on BangShift is a European pulling tractor called Slaedehunden (sled dog) which uses a pair of massive 40-liter Russian tank diesel engines that have been hot rodded with turbos and every other trick in the book to make thousands of horsepower and create enough soot to be seen from the space station. As if that weren’t enough, the team apparently added a blown alcohol burning hemi engine to the front of the tractor because why wouldn’t they, right? We’ve been trying to figure out the main benefit for using that engine in front of the big diesels. Is it for extra high RPM kick? Does it help to get the whole show moving while the big engines are getting spooled up? Was it added strictly for the intimidation factor of looking like something out of a Mad Max movie? If you have an idea, please fill us in. We’re certainly not thinking that it is unnecessary because when you can bolt a 2,000hp (or more) V8 in front of a couple of huge diesels that are making at least that much independently, everyone wins. Perhaps it was done to promote clean energy as the big diesels make all that smoke and the little hemi doesn’t so much a breathe an ounce of junk through the zoomies.
In this video you will see a quick walk around and then you will watch the tractor completely and utterly man handle the sled on two pulls. Both times the driver could have pulled the sled down the block, around the corner, and back to the course if he wanted to. We’re guessing that this is one of the most powerful tractors in the world today and if it isn’t the thing sure looks like it. The immense columns of soot and the noise that comes from those diesels combined with the screaming wail of the hemi are really something else.
We’re out of words to describe this thing other than WOW!