Video: Insane header demolition derby

By: Matt Wood

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We reckon a header demolition derby is the ultimate country sport, so Matt Wood caught up with Diesel and Dirt Derby winner Simon Nuske to see what you need to be a champ – besides an old header and balls of steel, that is.

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A farmer and diesel mechanic from Dimboola, Nuske ran a John Deere 8820 named ‘Meat’ to take out the title ahead of 17 others in the 20-minute bash-fest.

Meat has been modified over a few years in partnership with Nuske’s best mate, farmer and auto-electrician Stuart Walker.

Check out the crazy action in the video above – we especially like the moment when Nuske rams the rear of a Case IH 1660 and there’s fuel and sparks flying everywhere.


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