Not so long ago, tractors were basically only used for farm work and other practical (a.k.a. boring) activities. These days, thanks to the invention of GoPro and other state of the art video technologies, you are just as likely to see a souped-up tractor performing sweet stunts as you are to see it doing your average harvesting task.
Nicknamed “The Terror,” this 1956 Volvo BM Terrier tractor, which is outfitted with a 225-horsepower Volvo B21ET turbocharged engine, shows that we have certainly come a long, long way since those old school farming days. Coming to you from the picturesque countryside of Gotland, Sweden, here’s some good ol’ fashioned tractor drifting.
As you can see from the footage (shot with a GoPro HERO3 camera, by the way), the tricked-out Terror is somewhat of a loose cannon. Almost right off the bat, it comes in way too hot, taking out a bunch of camera and lighting equipment (and almost a few people, too) in a wipeout of epic proportions. Once this thing goes out onto the field though, it’s a whole different animal, kicking up massive amounts dust with every donut and burnout.
This actually isn’t the first time we’ve shown you what a Volvo Terror tractor could do. Back in 2012 (three years before the above video was uploaded), Swedish off-roader Mikael Karlsson put a b21et turbo-powered petrol engine from a Volvo 240 turbo into his orange farm tractor, and took it out on the road, where he shot some badass footage.
This is what 21st century-style agriculture looks like, and it’s definitely an awesome sight to behold.
This post was originally published on August 28, 2018.