MOSCOW, 23 October – The world record holder for towing multi-ton vehicles Sergey Agadzhanyan, nicknamed the Russian Hulk, set a new world record on Saturday: he towed a KAMAZ fire engine weighing more than 14 tons, said Vasily Grishchenko, President of the Russian Power Extreme Federation, head coach of the Russian power extreme team.
He himself set a record in Noginsk, near Moscow, on the basis of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s rescue center.
“The Russian Hulk towed a KAMAZ fire engine weighing 14.3 tons by 19 meters for 1.27 minutes, thereby setting a Russian record for towing without the use of special devices. As always, in his performances, he combined two disciplines of power extreme: sports – towing and scenic – destruction of objects, “said Grishchenko.
According to him, no one has ever towed a fire engine weighing more than 14 tons alone in the history of the Russian power extreme without the use of special devices.
“The difficulty was that there was almost 6 tons of water in the fire engine, which creates a certain inertia that prevents the athlete from moving forward without using a rope until the end of the distance. Water literally slows down the car, swinging while towing the car. This record is very difficult for performance even for sophisticated athletes, “- said Grishchenko.