Tractor Pull

Overview of Events

 

 Almelund Threshing Show’s Tractor Pull is one of our preeminent 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.

For those of you with a tractor to show off – here is all the information that you need to know!

Tractor Entry Fee: Per hook: $20

TRACTOR PULLING GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CLASSES

  1. Drivers must be 18 years old or older. Those 16 to 18 years old will be allowed to pull if they have written consent from their parent or guardian. No one under 16 is allowed to pull unless they have completed the 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.  NOTE: A new scale has been installed for this year’s competition AND the scale has been checked and is MDoT certified!
  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 during the time of pull, 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 qualify in a maximum of two (2) classes. One hook per class.
  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 – 5:00 p.m. until we’re done!

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

Farm Stock tractors: 3500, 4500, 5500, 7000, 9000, 11000, 13000, 15000 & Neighborhood Feud
Powder Puff tractors: 4000 and 5000

Open Class tractors: 4000, 5000, and 7000

2018 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.  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.

2018 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″ thick steel covering the flywheel is required.
  • Any gear, any speed.
  • No steel wheels.  Two wheel drive only.  No duals.  Cut tires on Hot Farm and Open Class tractors only.

 


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Antique Tractors thru 1960.  

The following weight classes will apply for tractors 1960 and older:  4000, 4000 Powder Puff, 5000, 6000, 6000 Powder Puff, 7000, 9000, & 12000.

The following weight classes will apply for tractors 1960 and older: 4500, 5500, & 6500 (no speed limit)

  • All tractors lighter than 6000 lbs will have a speed limit of 4 mph.  Tractors 6000  lbs and above will have a speed limit of 6 mph.  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 limits.
  • Power Puff pulls do not count towards the two pulls per tractor limit rule.
  • No steel wheels.  Two wheel drive only.  No duals.  No cut allowed on tires.

Sunday Afternoon Vintage Pull – 2:00 p.m.Vintage Tractor

Tractors 1975 and older.  Any tractor that pulled Classic or Antique can not pull vintage.

The following weight classes will apply: For tractors without steel wheels – 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 9000, and 13000.  For tractors with steel wheels – 4000 and 7000.

  • No modifications whatsoever.   No removal of original equipment.  All tractors must be stock.  Stock RPM.  Must have working governor, stock exhaust, etc.   Two wheel drive only.  No duals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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