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


XS Power Batteries
Streetwires Power Cable


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

Division III, III+, IV ,V


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