A farmer in India is stunning spectators in awe of his unique skill of popping wheelies for more than 100 yards – the length of a football field – on a tractor. In addition, the Indian stuntman can also spin the tractor at least 20 times during one attempt.
Gaggi Bansra, 21, has shocked his fans with his tractor act for more than four years.
After dropping out of college, Gaggi started using the tractor for daredevil stunts while working in his father’s fields in Punjab in northern India.
The young man looks effortless as he maneuvers the tractor on its back wheels for 100 yards or more.
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“It is a thrilling ride. It takes me to a different zone,” says Gaggi enthusiastically. “I feel all pumped up while doing these stunts.”
Gaggi is the only son of his agrarian father and found his passion for stunts when he was a teenager. However, his family could not afford a motorbike because they were too expensive. After he dropped out of college, he chose to help his father in irrigating his fields.
Four years ago, while working in the fields, Gaggi came up with the idea of doing a wheelie on the tractor.
“I had never seen any videos of such stunts before,” explained Gaggi. “It just came to my mind that why not try doing some adventure with the heavy machine. I would be honest, I miserably failed the first day as the tractor was heavy and it did not even come off the ground.”
Although his first attempt was a failure, Gaggi continued to try to pull the stunt off. A few months later, he mastered the tractor stunt.
Farmer Turned Stuntman Earns Local Fame
Once he got his routine down, the young farmer started showing off his stunts to friends and other farmers in the field. Slowly but surely he earned a name for himself. As he became famous locally he picked up the nickname the ‘Tractor Stuntman’ around neighboring villages.
As Gaggi’s popularity spread across the villages, offers from fairs and films started pouring in.
“People came from far and wide villages to see me doing the stunts,” Gaggi said. “They found it unbelievable because they had no clue how I could even lift the tractor off the ground. I get offers from various fair organizers every year. People pay as much as $225 to see me performing these stunts.”
“My father had opposed my passion because he feared that it is life-threatening,” Gaggi continued. “And the stunts can even damage the tractor worth millions. But I am happy that I could prove my mettle and made him proud of me.”
Gaggi is now hoping to take his act global and create a name for himself worldwide.
“My aim is to get my name into Guinness World Records,” Gaggi says. “I want the world to see what I can do with my mean machine.”