If you watch one group of nutters putting a custom tractor through its paces in a barn, make it the YouTube video ‘Traktor Terror’.
This generous slice of internet stupidity shows team Vianor’s latest rider, Rickard Nilsson, show what he can do in a 1956 Volvo BM Terrier tractor that has been fitted with a Volvo 940 Turbo engine, Volvo 740 intercooler and a few Saab parts here and there.
Power is said to be 225hp and the top speed is 60mph so you can understand why a roll cage and adjustable front suspension was added. The days of this particular tractor rescuing the family Range Rover from a ditch are long gone.
Farmkhana (as the video should be called) may lack the drifting expertise of Ken Block in Gymkhana, but there’s something poetic about seeing a piece of turbocharged piece of farm machinery performing doughnuts in a field.
Vianor is a tyre company so the team’s antics are a good PR stunt, although we get the impression they do it more for fun than to strum up business. Maybe they just wanted to make farming more appealing to youngsters?