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Can A Thar Beat These Tractors In A Tug Of War? Let’s Find Out

Now Tractors produce less power when compared to an SUV, but they still have an edge as they are primarily designed to tow

While the all-new Thar and the tractors cannot be compared in any logical way, this video tests the SUV’s raw power and its capabilities on extreme terrains.

The Experiment TV has lined up a very interesting tug-of-war between the Mahindra Thar and tractors of two different sizes. Yes, both automobiles are very different from each other and cannot be compared. However, since Thar is considered an extremely capable vehicle, it is worth the effort.

Mahindra Thar Vs Tractors

There are two different tractors that will participate in this tug-of-war. There is a full-size tractor powered by a 2.4-litre diesel engine and a small Mahindra Yuvraj 215 that might be smaller in size but can carry out the farm fieldwork very efficiently.

The Mahindra Thar featured in this tug-of-war is powered by a petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 Bhp and a peak torque of 300 Nm. Since the tractors are designed to tow heavyweight and come out of challenging situations, the tractors have an advantage in this tug-of-war.

Mahindra Thar Vs Mahindra Yuvraj

Can A Thar Beat These Tractors In A Tug Of War? Let's Find Out
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They start the first round with the small tractor

In the first round, they draw a line and park both vehicles facing away from each other. After tying them with a strong rope, they start the tug-of-war. Since it is a small tractor, they do not engage the 4X4. It remains in 4X2. After starting the tug-of-war, we can see that the Thar is struggling for grip but is holding its ground.

While the tractor gets loads of grip with its specialised tyres. The rope breaks when both the vehicles try to pull each other. After retying the rope, they restart the tug-of-war and this time, the Thar dominates. The video shows that the tractor’s wheels keep on spinning and finally, the Thar pulls it to the other side of the partition registering a win.

Mahindra Thar Vs full-size tractor

Can A Thar Beat These Tractors In A Tug Of War? Let's Find Out
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The Thar does not engage the 4X4 drivetrain as the tractor is also 4X2

In the second round, the full-size tractor takes position. The team ties both the vehicles with a thick rope and the Thar switches into the 4X4 mode. We are not sure if the driver also engaged the low-ratio transfer case, which can make the Thar even more capable by multiplying the torque output by several times.

After starting the tug-of-war, both tractor and the Thar struggle to pull each other. The tractor almost wins the round but the Thar’s driver kept turning the front wheel looking for grip. Finally, when the tyres of the Thar find some traction, it overpowers the tractor and brings it over the partition line.

They do not do a second round as the driver of the Mahindra Thar says that he is worried about a weird smell coming out of the Thar, which must be the burning smell of the clutch.

While we still think that the tractor had the advantage, the driver of the tractor was constantly pumping the clutch, which we think gave a small window to the Thar to show its power and pull the tractor freely. Do you think the same? Do let us know in the comments below.

Shantonil Nag
Shantonil Nag
Often living out of suitcases, driving one car after the other to bring you the latest in terms of reviews, opinions and photographs, this man even holds a Guinness record for the longest drive in India without repeating the route. If you don't find him reviewing a car or motorcycle, you'll spot him heading to the hills. An in-house Himalaya expert, putting a car through its paces on desolate mountain roads is what thrills him the most.  Read full bio

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