Top 10 Sled Pull Articles on TruckTrend.com
Diesels rigs built to pull big weight for distance.
In the diesel hobby, three competitions are considered sacred and serve as the benchmarks for evaluating engines' and/or vehicles' performance.
Starting from the back and working forward, the third most popular contest is held on the chassis dyno, where rear-wheel horsepower and highly revered torque are measured.
Next is drag racing, typically on eighth-mile racetracks. The action, be it heads-up or bracket format, is very exciting. And with trucks like Firepunk Diesel's record-setting Chevy S-10 covering 660 feet in a mere 3 seconds, performance on the dragstrip is a testament to the incredible amounts of steam that diesels are capable of making.
Sled-pulling is the event that we believe is the No. 1 fan-favorite diesel competition, and it's definitely the most impressive demonstration of an engine (torque), vehicle (setup), and driver (skill). In this event, the three must work as one to pull a weight-transferring sled that gets progressively heavier as it moves down the track. It's definitely a hard test. But, more important, it best showcases a diesel engine's "hard-work" qualities.
The lion's share of TruckTrend.com's sled-pulling articles was published by the former Diesel Power magazine. Ten of those reports are gathered here, including stories covering the history, technology, and vehicles that make sled-pulling the top category of all diesel competition.