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1997 Kubota 4200, Mike McPhee - 2009 Top Truck Challenge Challengers

1997 Kubota 4200 Tractor
Posted April 1, 2008

Challenger #42

Mike McPhee, Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
1997 Kubota 4200
"I can't believe I cut a page out of my magazine" to enter this rig, its proud owner says. Neither can we, come to think it.

Engine: 42hp four-cylinder diesel
Transmission: Four forward, four reverse
Transfer case: 4:1 low-range
Axles, f/r: Portal with 60-degree steering/Fixed with 2-inch shafts
Traction aids, f/r: Hydraulic locker/Mechanical locker
Ratio: Real low
Suspension, f/r: 35-degree fixed pivot/Fixed, but the seat has good springs
Tires: 35-inch front/48-inch rear field traction
Special Features: 15,000-pound hydraulic winch, snorkel, loader bucket helps pull me through Tank Trap
Driver Experience: 11 years