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GEneral Pulling Rules

WE NEED A MINIMUM OF 6 TRACTOR TO HAVE A CLASS.

JUDGES DECISION WILL BE FINAL, ANY DISAGREEMENT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

ALL TRACTORS REQUIRE A FIRE EXTINGUSHER.

ALL DRIVERS  WILL WEAR A D.O.T APPROVED HELMET

ALL DRIVERS IN THE 4000 RPM CLASSES WILL WEAR LONG PANTS AND CLOSED TOE SHOES.

FIRE SUITS REQUIRED ON ALL TRACTOR RUNNING ALCOHOL

NO FINGERS OR HANDS UNDER THE REAR FENDERS.

ANY TRACTOR RUNNING OVER 4000 WILL REQUIRE A FIRE JACKET AND LONG PANTS.

CONSUMPTION OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN, AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

PULL IS OPEN TO ALL LAWN AND GARDEN TRACTORS, REAR WHEEL DRIVE WILL RUBBER TIRES, NO CHAINS,TRACKS OR DUAL REAR WHEELS.

ALL TRACTORS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE WORKING BRAKES, REAR FENDERS,HOOD AND GRILLE.

ALL DRIVE COMPONENTS WILL BE PROPERLY COVERD, INCLUDING BELTS,CLUTCHES,DRIVESHAFTS AND FLYWHEELS.

NO PORTION OF THE TRACTOR CAN INTERFERE WITH THE SLED HOOK UP.

WEIGHTS CAN NOT EXTEND FORWARD MORE THAN 6 FOOT ON STOCKERS,7 FEET ON ALTEREDS AND 8 FEET ON PRO/SUPER & OPEN TRACTORS, THIS IS MEASURED FROM THE CENTER OF THE REAR AXLE.

 NO TRACTOR WILL BE OVER 6 FOOT WIDE INCLUDING WEIGHTS.

ALL TRACTORS WILL HAVE SOME TYPE OF WHEELIE BAR TO PREVENT TURNOVER, THESE MUST BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE TRACTOR & DRIVER....WHEELS MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 5 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 1 INCH WIDE, SKID PLATES MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 1 INCH WIDE AND 4 INCHES LONG EACH....WHEELS/SKIDS CAN BE NO LESS THAN 5 INCHES BEHIND THE REAR TIRES AND NO HIGHER THAN 5 INCHES FROM THE GROUND...FRONT AXLE SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO RISE MORE THAN 24 INCHES FROM ITS NORMAL RESTING POSITION.

WHEELIE BAR CROSSMEMEBERS SHALL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE HOOK CHAIN DURING PULL.

 WEIGHT BOOMS  WILL BE EXTENED WHILE CHECKING HITCH HEIGHT

HITCHES SHALL BE STATIONARY IN ALL DIRECTIONS AND REQUIERE A 1 1/2" HOLE.

 KILL SWITCHES REQUIRED ON ALL TRACTORS AND MUST SHUT OFF ENGINE IGNITION AND ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS..MUST HAVE A 1" RING AND BE LOCATED WITHIN 6" OF HITCH POINT.

ANYTHING ATTACHED TO THE CRANKSHAFT WILL REQUIRE A BOLT AND WASHER FOR SAFETY.

ALL WEIGHTS MUST BE SAFELY SECURED, ANY LOSS OF WEIGHTS OR PARTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION....WEIGHTS CAN NOT EXTEND MORE THAN 2 INCHES BEHIND 23" TIRES OR ABOVE THE STEERING WHEEL...NO WEIGHTS CAN EXTEND OUT BEHIND 26" TIRES.

A PULL STARTS WHEN THE FLAGMAN WAVES THE FLAG AND ENDS ONCE THE HOOK IS REMOVED FROM THE HITCH....ANY ITEMS FALLING OFF A TRACTOR WHILE THE HOOK IS STILL IN THE HITCH CAN RESULT IN DISQUALICATION ,THIS IS THE  JUDGES OR FLAGMAN DECISION.

 ALL TRACTOR ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF REAR FENDERS THAT EXTEND A MINIMUM OF 4 INCHES OVER THE REAR TIRES...NO FINGERS UNDER THE FENDERS.

NO SHIFTING OF GEARS PERMITTED.

NO NITROUS OXIDE,BLOWERS OR SUPERCHARGERS ALLOWED....TURBOS ALLOWED IN PRO DIESEL CLASS ONLY....NO PRESSURIZED FUEL TANKS, NO NIROMETHANE.

DRIVER MUST REMAIN SEATED DURING THE PULL AND HAVE AT LEAST ONE HAND ON THE STEERING WHEEL AT ALL TIMES.

ENGINE SPEED MUST BE CONTROLLED BY LEVER OR PEDAL, NO BYPASS DEVICES ALLOWED...UNGOVERNED TRACTORS MUST USE DEAD MAN STYLE THROTTLE THAT WILL RETURN TO IDLE WHEN RELEASED.

DRIVER MAY STOP WITHIN THE FIRST 75 FEET OF RUN AND COME BACK AND CHANGE GEARS ON TIME.

ANYONE PLANNING ON ABORTING A RUN MUST SIGNAL THE FLAGMAN BY RAISING OR WAVING HAND AND MUST MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO STOP WITHIN THE 75 FOOT MARK..

PULLERS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF ANY PART OF THE TRACTOR TOUCHES THE BOUNDARY LINE DURING A RUN.....FRONT WHEELS CAN GO OVER THE BOUNDARY AND COME BACK AS LONG AS THEY DO DONT TOUCH THE LINE OR COME DOWN ON THE LINE...

TEST PULLER CAN GO OUT OF BOUNDS THAN COME BACK IN THE 6TH POSITION OR IMMEDIATELY

TWO ATTEMPTS CAN BE MADE TO START THE SLED UNLESS ITS A PULL OFF,ONE ATTEMPT IN A PULL OFF.

PULLERS THAT HAVE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS CAN DROP TO THE END OF THE CLASS .....THEY WILL HAVE UNTIL THE END OF THE CLASS PLUS 5 MINUTES TO GET TRACTOR STARTED AND HOOKED TO THE SLED.

ALL TRACTORS WILL BE PUSHED TO THE SLED, THIS INCLUDES STOCK TRACTORS.

ALL TRACTOR WILL BE OPERATED INA SAFE MANNER, NO "HOT RODDING" OR UNSAFE OPERATIONS WILL BE TOLERATED.REGISTERED PULLER SHALL BE THE ONLY PERSON OPERATING A TRACTOR.

ALL FUELING WILL BE DONE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING, NO FUEL JUGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PITS, NO FOSSIL FUEL HEATERS ALLOWED IN THE PIT AREA.

NO MOWER DECKS ALLOWED AND NO RIDERS.

ALL DRIVERS MUST SIGN WAVIER, ANY PULLER UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE WILL NEED THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGN WAVIER FOR THEM.

YOUTH DRIVER SHALL BE SUPERVISED BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND BE 14 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER AND BE ABLE TO OPERATE  AND CONTROL TRACTOR TO THE SATIFACTION OF THE FLAGMAN OR SLED OPERATOR...THIS WILL INCLUDE OPERATION OF THROTTLE , CLUTCH & BRAKE WITHOUT ANY OUTSIDE HELP.

 ONLY 1 DRIVER CAN REGISTER PER TRACTOR PER CLASS.

EVERY TRACTOR MUST RETURN DIRECTLY TO THE PITS AFTER THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE PULL.

 ANY DRIVER CAN PROTEST A TRACTOR IN THE SAME CLASS FOR A FEE OF $100.  PER ITEM, LIMIT OF 3 ITEMS....FUEL,RPM,WEIGHT AND HITCH HEIGHT A FREE....IT IS THE OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVE TRACTOR LEGAL TO A DESIGNATED OFFICAL...IF TRACTOR IS FOUND ILLEGAL IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED UNTIL PROVEN LEGAL...ANYONE REFUSING TO TEAR DOWN WILL BE DISQUALIFIED UNTIL PROVEN LEGAL....IF TRACTOR IS FOUND LEGAL THE PROTESTED DRIVER/OWNER GETS TO KEEP THE $100 PROTEST FEE...TEAR DOWNS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY DRIVER/OWNER  WITH TECH OFFICAL PRESENT, NO OTHER OUTSIDE PERSONS SHALL WITNESS TEARDOWN...TEAR DOWNS WILL BE PERFORMED AT THE END OF THE PULL.ANY WORK DONE ON A TRACTOR AFTER A PROTEST HAS BEEN FILED MUST HAVE A TECH OFFICAL PRESENT..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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