Volvo has the fastest tractor in the world, called Iron Knight

Volvo Trucks' Iron Knight is the fastest tractor in the world twice. He broke the speed record in the 500 and 1000 m categories. He has been at the top for several years, but he has still not been broken.

This record breaker is special in every way. Everything except the I-Shift Dual engine and transmission is made to measure, not as standard. The car has an output of 2400 hp, a torque of 6000 Nm and a weight of 4,5 t. The power-to-weight ratio is therefore above 0,5 hp / kg (hp means horse power).

What makes the world's fastest tractor so fast?

To reduce vehicle weight, they have reduced electronics to a minimum. The software has been reprogrammed for high performance. The cabin has an aerodynamically optimized shape and is made of fiberglass. Finally, the side walls have large air intakes to keep the engine well cooled.

Iron Knight (Czech Iron Knight) holds a speed record for 1000 meters, when he reached a time of 21,29 seconds and an average speed of 169 km / h. He managed to cover the distance of 500 m in 13,71 seconds at a speed of 131,29 km / H. This just shows that the I-Shift Dual transmission has huge potential and will not disappoint even in extreme conditions.

Swedish record with the Swedish driver of the world's fastest tractor

The record-breaking race took place on a closed test track in northern Sweden. The footage was, of course, reviewed by the FIA, the international motorsport association.

Behind the wheel of the Iron Knight sat Boije Overbrink, a Swedish racer with more than 30 years of experience, who in 1994 became European champion in tractor racing.

The Volvo Trucks Iron Knight can be described in one word: perfection. It's beautiful to look at, and once you press the accelerator pedal, it offers unrivaled performance.

You won't find the Iron Knight in our offer, but we have a whole range of fast machines. look at our range of tractors.