Small Garden Tractor Tug-Pull

SMALL GARDEN TRACTOR TUG-PULL

Co-Chairman: Ron Baker and Kenny Halsey
Thursday 9:00 am

Class 1: Up to and including 10 HP (single cylinder), 1,000 lb. Maximum.(weighed w/driver)

  1. 13 yrs. of age & under drivers only (adult may assist the youth in lining/hooking up the tractor).
  2. Lawn or Ag. Bar Tread tires (Firestone, Goodyear, Carlisle, etc.) only (No Cepeks, Lawntecs, etc.)

Class 2: Up to and including 18 HP (single cylinder), 1,000 lb. Maximum. (weighed w/driver)

  1. 13 yrs. of age & under drivers only (adult may assist the youth in lining/hooking up the tractor).
  2. Lawn or Ag. Bar Tread tires (Firestone, Goodyear, Carlisle, etc.) only (No Cepeks, Lawntecs, etc.)

Class 3: up to and including 10 HP (single cylinder), 1,000 lb. Maximum (weighed w/driver)

Class 4: Same as above class, except:

  1. Lawn or Ag. Bar Tread tires (Firestone, Goodyear, Carlisle, etc.) only (No Cepeks, Lawntecs, etc.)

Class 5: Up to & including 18 HP (single cylinder)1,300 lb. Maximum (weighed w/driver)

Class 6: Same as above class, except:

  1. Lawn or Ag. Bar Tread tires (Firestone, Goodyear, Carlisle, etc.) only (No Cepeks, Lawntecs, etc.)

 

RULES:

1. Any driver refusing to obey the instructions and/or commands of a committee person and/or track official will be disqualified immediately.

2.  The full pull distance is ten (10) feet.  If a contestants’ first pull results in anything other than a full pull, then she/he will have the following options:

  • Taking the second attempt in the same direction
  • Taking the second attempt in the opposite direction providing the entire sled is within the marked area of the track
  • or passing an returning for her/his second attempt following the completion of the current round.

3.  Sled chain must be tight before beginning the pull.  Jerking the sled will not be tolerated & will be addressed in the following manner(s):

  • First offense will result with a warning & the pull attempt will be forfeited.
  • Second offense will result in a disqualification.

4.  First (1st), Second (2nd), & Third (3rd) place tractors must weigh out immediately following pull.  Once the top three (3) tractors are announced, they will remain in the arena @ the track & be escorted to the scales for weight-out.

5.  Ten (10) inch maximum drawbar height.  Any non-rigid drawbar must not be able to rise above ten (10) inches during measurement and/or the pull.

6.  All engines must be stock in appearance.  Air breather and/or exhaust are the only approved engine modifications.

7.  4000 Maximum RPM (Class #1, #2, #4 & #6).  Unlimited RPM (Class #3 & #5).

8.  26x12x12 maximum tire size.  No duals, chains, etc.  OEM tires are acceptable.

9.  All drive components must be adequately shielded.

10.  All tractors must be equipped with wheelie bars (anti-tip assembly), and must not interfere with and/or touch the sled hook chain during the pull attempt.  Wheelie bars must not allow the front tires of the tractor to lift from the ground over twenty-four (24) inches.

11.  Fifty-eight (58) inch maximum wheel base (measured from the center of the front axle/wheel to the center of the rear axle/wheel).

12.  All weight(s) must be secured during pull.

13.  Loss of any weight and/or tractor part during the pull attempt will result in a disqualification.

14.  Front mounted, weight(s) may not exceed six (6) feet beyond the center of the rear axle.

15.  The driver must remain seated during the pull and have at least one hand on the steering wheel at all times.

16.  Tractor will be determined to be out-of-bounds if any part of the tractor touches the boundary line or ground beyond the boundary line.

17.  Tractors may pull in more than one class when pulling the same tractor in a different class it is the driver’s responsibility to be ready to pull in listed order.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification w/ no refund.  Drivers may weigh tractor for both classes, mark & bring the weights needed for the heavier class to the arena.  Once the light class is complete & weigh out complete (if a first, second, or third place tractor), the driver may add the weight in the arena for the heavier class.

18.  The same driver may pull the same tractor only once in each class.

19.  The same driver may pull multiple tractors in the same class period.  Each tractor is eligible to place.

20.  The same tractor maybe pulled by a maximum of two (2) drivers in the same class, however, the tractor is only eligible to place once in the class period.

21.  If under five (5) tractors in a class, only second (2nd) & third (3rd) place premiums will be paid.

22.  Once the first tractor is hooked to the sled, no additional will be accepted.

23.  A four (4) person rules committee will check each tractor pre & post pull. All committee decisions are final. (Visual & RPM check, if a first, second, third place tractor).  Should a tie result in any decision of the committee, a tie breaking vote will be cast by the chairmen.  INSPECTION COMMITTEE: Noel Allen, Marvin Baker, Jr., Steve Cox, Howard Reed.  

24.  Committee person(s) are eligible to pull, however, in the event of a rules violation (pertaining to the committee person), they will not be eligible to participate in the decisions making process.

25.  No refund of entry fee(s) will be made once the first tractor is hooked to the sled.

Updated 05/19/2017 at 9:21 am.

 

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