The Electron Beam Welding Department at Abington received an unusual request to perform some fine tuning on a highly modified tractor. The MF 2775 Perkoil Express competed in one of the worlds most powerful motor sports - tractor pulling. This demanding sport subjects every component within the tractor to continual punishment, often at stress levels well beyond their design limits.
The tractor pulling team, known as the Massey Lads, approached TWI for advice and assistance via their colleagues, Industrial Members, Massey Ferguson Industrial, Manchester. Following detailed discussions, modifications using the EB process were made to several components within the standard Massey Fergusson tractor engine and transmission.
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