Tractor Pull

Overview of our Tractor Pull Events

 

FREE grandstand bleacher seating right next to the pulling track.  Get up close and personal with the tractors and their drivers.  Cheer on your favorites.  Food stand, beer garden and toilets located behind the bleachers.

 Here is all the information that you need to know!  We have clarified some of the rules for the 2019 show, so be sure to read them!

 

Tractor Entry Fee: Per hook: $20

 

TRACTOR PULLING GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CLASSES

 

  1. Drivers must be 12 years old.  Anyone under the age of 16 must have completed the 2019 Almelund Tractor Clinic safety test.
  2. The driver must be weighed with the tractor during the day of the pull, on the same scale as everyone.
  3. Drivers must be seated on the seat and have complete control of the tractor at all times.
  4. No alcohol consumption will be allowed by the pullers until after they are done for the day.  NO refund will be made if you are disqualified under this rule.
  5. If anything falls off the tractor while hooked to the sled, the tractor will be disqualified.
  6. Tractor, not the sled, must remain in bounds at all times.  Out of bounds will result in disqualification.
  7. Any tractor can register in a maximum of two (2) classes.  One hook per class.  Powder Puff hooks do not count toward the two (2) hook limit.
  8. Drawbars must not exceed 20 inches in height.  Point of pull is to be 18 inches minimum from the center of the rear axle.   Point of pull is where the chain hook from the sled engages in the clevis or pull ring.  Draw bars must be stationary in all directions.
  9. Weight brackets must not extend rearward beyond rear tires and cannot be more than 11 feet from the center of rear axle to the furthest point forward.
  10. One restart will be allowed only if the tractor has traveled 50 feet or less.  Pull will end if front raises over 18” during the pull.
  11. All rules will be interpreted by the Rules Committee.  Any unforeseen problems or oversights will be ruled on by the Rules Committee with their rulings being final.
  12. Argumentative or abusive behavior will not be tolerated.  Anyone being abusive or argumentative will be escorted to the entrance gate, asked to leave, and prohibited from returning this year’s show.

We are here to have fun.


Friday Night Pull – start time – 4:00 pm

Our Friday Night Tractor Pull is one everyone comes to see– whether as a spectator or entrant!  All the Classics.

Farm Stock tractors:  3500, 4500, 5500, 7000,  9000, 11000, 13000 and 15000

Powder Puff tractors: 4000 and 5000

Open Class tractors: 4500 and 5500

No steel wheels.  Two wheel drive only.  No duals.  Cut tires on Hot Farm and Open Tractors only.

Rules for Farm Stock & Powder Puff classes:

Tractors must be naturally aspirated or be equipped with factory installed turbos or blowers (Oliver 99GM, Allis Chalmers D19, 190XT, etc.)

Gas, diesel or LP fuels only.  No alcohol or nitrous oxide fuels may be used in the tractors.  Must have original type block.  Power blocks OK.  Diesels must have stock diesel fuel injection equipment.

No custom built manifolds.  Must have stock style manifold and carburetor.r

Rules for Open classes:

Tractors must have chassis and sheet metal from a farm tractor.  One engine only.

Wheelie bars, rear kill switch, clutch scatter blanket or 1/4 inch thick steel covering the flywheel is required.

Rules for Hot Farm

Single turbo charger, 20.8 inch maximum tire size.

 


Saturday Afternoon Pull – start time – 2:00 pmimage001

4 MPH speed limit: 3500, 4000, 4500, 5000 and 5500

Powder Puff 4 MPH:  4000 and 5000

6 MPH speed limit:  6000, 7000, 9000 and 12000

Powder Puff 6 MPH: 6000

No Speed Limit: 4750 and 5750

Allowed only one (1) time over the speed limit during the pull, two (2) times will result in disqualification.

Any RPM is allowed.

No turbos or horsepower increasing injection equipment will be allowed.  Diesel tractors must have stock diesel fuel injection equipment.  Tractors must have stock appearing block, cylinder head and manifold of agricultural origin.  Blocks must bolt directly to OEM chassis and frame.

No power blocks.  Factory engine shields only in classes with speed limit.

No steel wheels.  Two wheel drive only.  No duals.  No cut allowed on tires.


Sunday Afternoon Pull – start time – NoonVintage Tractor

Tractors 1975 or older: 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000 and 13000

All tractors will pull together, regardless of steel wheels or not.

No modifications whatsoever.   No removal of original equipment.  All tractors must be stock.  Stock RPM.  Must have working governor, stock exhaust, etc.

Drawbars must be factory, factory extensions only.  Puller must provide pulling clevis.  Drawbars must be stationary in all directions.  Sled must hook to factory drawbar.

Factory weights only attached with OEM bolts in the OEM location.  No non-factory weight brackets or weights.

Two wheel drive only.  No duals.

Any tractor that pulled Friday or Saturday cannot pull on Sunday.

All tractors must pass tech inspection prior to weigh in.  All rules will be interpreted by the Rules Committee.  Any unforeseen problems or oversights will be ruled on by the Rules Committee with their rulings being final.

Diesel fuel injection pumps must be set to stock specs.  Tech personnel will rule on this and will disqualify tractors with excessive smoke.

If the flagman believes that a tractor is over RPM, the tractor will be immediately sent to the quarantine area for testing.  The driver must stay seated on the tractor until the testing is complete.

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17760 St. Croix Trail, Taylors Falls, MN 55084 | Showgrounds: 651-583-2083

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