John Hellemn

After many years competing in dB Drag, MECA, and IdBL extreme classes, I know the value of a good battery. Trust me I have seen and tested many. After 5 world championships and retirement from competition car audio, I started tractor pulling. It wasn’t long after the motor modifications that it was becoming quite hard to turn over the high compression motor. Getting tired of carrying a jump pack in the trailer to use between pulls, I seeked out some old friends from my audio days. One XS Power D3100 later and my starting problems are a complete thing of the past.

I have started my next puller; stay tuned for pics and details. Needless to say, two D3400s are sitting in the shop waiting to bring this new motor and puller to life!”

John Hellemn — Lima, OH.

Vehicle Info

Tractor A: 1944 Farmall M
Bored & Stroked to 409 cubic inch
Thanks to Murphy’s Motor Service & Harts Machine Shop roller rockers, MSD 6A ignition box wires and coil, ARP head studs, 450 gas head & LP manifold, gear reduction starter, reworked clutch & carburetor, electric fan & fuel pump.

1 – D3100

Midwest 20″ x 38″ aluminum rear wheels, PULSAR aluminum front wheels, weight brackets by Spallinger Millrights

Baker adjustable hitch & wheelie bars.

Custom Paint by Matt Hellemn, Sherwood, OH Photo courtesy of HOOK Magazine from Eaton, OH Antique Classic 2013

Tractor B: 1939 Farmall M “One Bad Binder”

Under Construction – Completion 2015

2 – D3400

Audio

XS Power Batteries
Streetwires Power Cable

Competition

Organizations:
Ohio State Antique Tractor Pullers Association (OSATPA) Maumee Valley Pullers (MVP) Darke County Tractor Pullers Asspciation (DCTPA) National Antique Tractor Pullers Association (NATPA)

Class:
Division III, III+, IV ,V

Achievements

2012 OSATPA Div III 6500 lbs – Points Champion
2012 OSATPA Div III 6000 lbs – 2nd Place in points running
2012 OSATPA Div III 5500 lbs – 3rd Place in points running