Team Herlevi

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The Herlevi Family will continue as the drivers of the Valtra Pulling Team.

Father Pekka, who has won several trophies both in Finnish and European Championships, drives his Sigma Power. The children Johanna and Matti, who already have gained success in the European tracks, will drive their own tractors, Doris and Caesar.

The main goal of the team is to win the Finnish and European Championships as well as the Pro Stock Euro Cup Championship.

One of the historical moments for the Herlevi tractor pulling team was success in the European Championships in Great Britain 1998, where both the father and the daughter won their classes on the same day.

Other days to remember are the European Championship competitions in Denmark 2000, in Sweden 2001 and in Finland 2003, where the Herlevi family gained triple victory for the same tractor make, Valtra.

Also the years 2004 and 2005 were marked by great competition victories. In 2005 Pekka and Matti Herlevi achieved a double victory at the European Championship and Pekka finished the Pro Stock Euro Cup season with an overwhelming point-margin.

"Success is rarely achieved by accident. It is the result of the work well done. The good results from the races also reward the buyers of the Valtra tractors by producing them equipment with features tested in the worlds most demanding test laboratory." Pekka Herlevi.

Herlevi Pulling Team

Pekka Herlevi

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Born 1 July 1957 in Kälviä

Lives in Kälviä. 

Profession: Contractor, lorry driver

Started pulling 1987 at a farm stock class

• First year at a super stock class 1989

• First European Championship event in 1990 in Germany,
  7th place

• First European Championship medal in 1992 in France,
  first one for Finland as well

Johanna Herlevi

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Born 14 December 1975 in Kälviä

Daughter of Anne and Pekka

Lives in Jyväskylä

Did some occasional pulls at a farm stock class before starting to compete at a pro stock class in 1998

• First EC-competition in 1998 in Great Britain;
  1st place at a pro stock class

• First female European Champion in Tractor Pulling

Matti Herlevi

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Born 29 September 1982 in Kälviä

Youngest child of Anne and Pekka

Lives in Kälviä

Occupation: Car mechanic

• Started pulling in 1998 at pro stock class

• First European Championship competition in 1998 in
  Great Britain; 5th place at a super stock class

• Youngest participant at European Championships ever
  (15 years in 1998)

Ville-Matti Vuollet

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Lives in Kälviä, married

Profession: Tractor Contractor

Started driving pulling in 2012

• Has been a team mechanic and competition organizer for a long time.

• Drives Doris tractor alternately with Johanna

Achievements

  • 2011

    Matti:
    3rd at Euro Cup

  • 2010

    Johanna:
    European Champion

    Matti:
    3rd at European Championships

  • 2009

    Johanna:
    2nd at European Championships

    Matti:
    2nd at Euro Cup | 2nd at European Championships

  • 2008

    Pekka:
    2nd at Euro Cup | 2nd at European Championships

  • 2007

    Pekka:
    2nd at European Championships

    Matti:
    European Champion | 3rd at Euro Cup

  • 2006

    Pekka:
    European Champion 3.5. ton Pro Stock, France | Pro Stock Eurocup champion | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Johanna:
    Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock | 3th at Pro Stock Eurocup | 7th at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    European Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock, France | 2nd at Pro Stock Eurocup | 3rd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 2005

    Pekka:
    European Champion 3.5. ton Pro Stock, UK | Pro Stock Eurocup champion | European Indoor Pull champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock (Doris)
    2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Johanna:
    4th at Pro Stock Eurocup | Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    2nd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, UK | 2nd at Pro Stock Eurocup | 3rd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 2004

    Pekka:
    European Indoor Pull champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Johanna:
    Pro Stock Eurocup Champion | 2nd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Germany | Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    3rd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Germany | 2nd at Pro Stock Eurocup | 3rd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 2003

    Pekka:
    2nd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock Finland | 2nd at pro Stock EuroCup | 3rd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Johanna:
    3rd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Finland | Pro Stock Eurocup Champion | Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    European Indoor Pull champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock | European Champion 3.5. ton Pro Stock, Finland | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 2002

    Pekka:
    Pro Stock Eurocup champion | Nordic Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Sweden

    Johanna:
    3rd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Netherlands | 2nd at Pro Stock Eurocup | 2nd at European Indoor Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock
    Finnish Champion in 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    European Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Netherlands | 3rd at Pro Stock Eurocup | European Indoor Pull champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock
    2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 2001

    Pekka:
    3rd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Sweden | Pro Stock Eurocup champion | Nordic Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Denmark
    Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Johanna:
    2nd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Sweden | European Indoor Pull champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock | 2nd at Nordic Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Denmark | 3rd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    European Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Sweden | 2nd at Pro Stock Eurocup | 3rd at Nordic Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Denmark | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 2000

    Johanna:
    3rd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Denmark | Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock | Finnish Champion 4.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    2nd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, Denmark | 3rd at Pro Stock Eurocup | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 1999

    Pekka:
    Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Super Stock

    Johanna:
    Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Pro Stock | 3rd at Finnish Championship 4.5 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    3rd at European Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock, France | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Pro Stock

  • 1998

    Pekka:
    European Champion 4.5 ton Super Stock, Great Britain | 2nd at European Championship 3.5 ton Super Stock, Great Britain | 2nd at Eurocup, 3rd at Nordic Championship 4.5 ton Super Stock, Finland | Finnish Champion 3.5 ton Super Stock | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.5 ton Super Stock
    Finnish Champion 4.5 ton Super Stock

    Johanna:
    European Champion 3.4 ton Pro Stock, Great Britain | Finnish Champion 3.4 ton Pro Stock | Finnish Champion 4.4 ton Pro Stock

    Matti:
    Nordic Champion 4.4 ton Super Stock, Finland | 3rd at Nordic Championship 3.4 ton Super Stock, Finland | 2nd at Finnish Championship 4.4 ton Super Stock
    3rd at Finnish Championship 3.4 ton Super Stock | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.4 ton Pro Stock | 2nd at Finnish Championship 4.4 ton Pro Stock

  • 1997

    Pekka:
    2nd and 3rd at European Championship 4.4 ton Super Stock, Germany | 3rd at European Championship 3.4 ton Super Stock, Germany | Eurocup silver | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.4 ton Super Stock | 2nd at Finnish Championship 4.4 ton Super Stock

  • 1996

    Pekka:
    European Champion 3.4 ton Super Stock, Finland | 2nd at European Championship 4.4 ton Super Stock, Finland | Finnish Champion and 2nd place 4.4 ton Super Stock | 2nd and 3rd at Finnish Championship 3.4 ton Super Stock

  • 1995

    Pekka:
    European Indoor Pull champion in Ahoy’ both in 3.4 ton and 4.4 ton Super Stock | Finnish Champion and 2nd place at 3.4 ton Super Stock | Finnish Champion and 2nd place at 4.4 ton Super Stock

  • 1994

    Pekka:
    2nd at European Championship 4.4 ton Super Stock, Netherlands | Finnish Champion and 2nd place at 4.4 ton Super Stock | Finnish Champion and 3rd place 3.4 ton Super Stock

  • 1993

    Pekka:
    European Champion 4.4 ton Super Stock, Denmark | Finnish Champion 4.4 ton Super Stock | 2nd at Finnish Championship 3.4 ton Super Stocka

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Mechanics

Wizards of the pit

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Pekka Mailas

Born 6 December 1954 in Pihtipudas Lives in Jyväskylä Two children Samu and Iina

Profession: Research Mechanican; transaxel

Hobby: motorsport

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Matti Kangas

Born 12 October Lives in Nokia

Profession: Supervisor, Engineering, AGCO Power

 

Equipment

The Valtra Pulling Team competes with three Pro Stock tractors in Europe. Team concentrates on the 3.5ton Pro Stock Class.

Only diesel tractors race in this class. The race tractors of the Herlevi team are based on the Valtra T190 tractors of 200 hp.

The basic structure of the Pro Stock tractor is very similar to a standard tractor and for example the reliable Valtra HiTech Powershift can be used in tractor pullers to change the speed ratios under the load.

The tractors of the team are powered with a SisuDiesel 74 ETA Fortius engine.

These pro Stock tractors can generate well over 2 000 hp with just one single turbocharger.

As a whole, Valtra’s competition actions support the product development by giving an important knowledge on extreme loading conditions.

Technical data of Valtra Pulling Tractors

    Engine
  • AGCO Power
  • Max. engine power: 2700/5550 hp/rpm
  • Max. Torque: 3800/4800 Nm/rpm
  • Turbo: > 8 bar
  • Speed range: 40-100 km/h
    HiTech Transmission
  • Speed range 40 - 130 km/h, acceleration 0 – 100 km/h 4 s
  • Crower clutch, 4 discs
    Tyres
  • Firestone Puller 24.5 - 32
    Dimension and weight
  • Wheel base 2,900mm
  • Weight 3,500kg
    Competitive act
  • Race class Pro Stock 3,500kg
  • Competing season from May until the end of September

The Truck

Scania R

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Technical data

- 900 hp, displacement 16 litres
- Injection system: multi-element
  pump EDC
- Transmission: GRS 900
- Rear axle R780
- Transmission ratio 2.92

 

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