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Tractor Pull Rules

updated June 2012

  1. All drivers must attend the safety meeting prior to the tractor pull.

  2. All activities are subject to general show rules.

  3. Any queries of the rules will be ruled on by designated track officials. Drivers are to watch the flagman as the tractor is hooked to the sled. The flagman is in control. Failure to follow his directions will result in disqualification. (Green Flag means go & Red Flag means stop)

  4. If the driver/tractor misses a pull on a two day total distance pull, a consecutive double pull on the second is not allowed.

  5. The tractor driver must be a minimum age of 16 years and must be competent in operating a tractor.

  6. Tractors moving anywhere, anytime on grounds should be at a walking speed.

  7. The driver who weighed in with the tractor shall operate the tractor in a pull, in only one class.

  8. Tractor must be in neutral and clutch disengaged with brakes applied when being hooked or unhooked. The operator must have hands in the air. The operator will take up slack in chain when instructed by the flag person.

  9. Drivers are to remain on the seat of the tractor UNLESS the tractor cannot be operated from a sitting position.

  10. Drivers MUST have at least ONE hand on the tractor steering wheel at ALL times during the pull.

  11. Only the driver and contest officials will be permitted on the track area during the pull. Coaching from the sidelines is permitted but must not interfere with the pull in any way.

  1. Tractors must be farm stock with no engine modifications to increase horse power, and limited to models 1960 or earlier. No power booster fuels or pressurized containers are allowed (i.e. alcohol, propane factory installed systems only), nitrous oxide, or aviation fuel). Motor RPM will be factory. No over ride to the governor will be allowed.

  2. Hoods are to be on the tractor during the pull.

  3. Additional weights must be secured and must not at any time interfere with the operator or the controls of the pulling tractor. If this happens the driver will be disqualified for that pull.

  4. Hitch height will not be more than 18” from the ground to the top of the draw bar and point of hook-up must be a minimum of 18” from centre of rear axle. Sled must be hooked to tractor by use of clevis complete with pin or shackle, and must use the drawbar that tractor came with.

  5. The driver will be RED flagged if the two front wheels leave the track for an average height of 12” (inches). On row crop tractors the 12” height applies.

  6. Three point hitch arms cannot interfere with hooking and unhooking, if left on they must be raised to the highest position and secured, together so not flopping around.

  7. Shifting gears once the tractor has moved past the start mark is not permitted.

  8. Two tries will be allowed to start the sled, providing the initial pull does not exceed the fair start mark of 50 feet.

  9. Tires must be biased-ply and limited to tire sizes available in 1960. Radial tires will not be permitted.

  10. Leduc West Antique Society weight classes are as follows:

Class Weight in Pounds Weight in kilograms
Bantam 3,999 and under 1,814 and under
Class 1 4,000 to 4,999 1,815 to 2,268
Class 2 5,000 to 5,999 2,269 to 2,721
Class 3 6,000 to 6,999 2,722 to 3,175
Class 4 7,000 to 8,499 3,176 to 3,855
Class 5 8,500 to 9,999 3,856 to 4,536
Class 6 10,000 to 12,000 4,537 to 5,444

Insurance

Each competitor must pay a $20 participation fee before participating in any tractor pull event. Each participant will be required to sign a waiver.