I know that Strongman and CrossFit Differ in alot of ways. But my point is out of all the strength sports, strongman is most closely related to CrossFit and vise versa. In no other strength sport that I can think of is the clock as important as in Strongman, same as CrossFit. And as I stated before, in CrossFit, as you know the load is scalable up or down.
One of my favorite CrossFit workouts is a 110kg stoneload, 80kg Push Press, and pullup workout. Will you find that on the main site ever? No way. Is it CrossFit? Yes.
You are probably the first strongman competitor to comment on this thread and you do some CrossFit in your training. Makes sense to me.