Pioneer Days

Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club, Inc

Tractor Pull Classes and Rules

Classic & Antique Tractor Pull Classes:

(5 mph for Antique and Classic, no speed limit for open)

 2600 lb. Classic through 19595000 lb. Classic through 1959
 3000 lb. Classic through 1959 5000 lb. Open through 1959
 3200 lb. Antique through 1938 5600 lb. Antique through 1938
 3200 lb. Classic through 1959 5600 lb. Classic through 1959
 3600 lb.  Antique through 19385600 lb. Improved Farm through 1959 
 3600 lb. Classic through 19596000 lb. Classic through 1959
 4000 lb. Antique through 19386000 lb. Improved Farm through 1959
 4000 lb. Classic through 19596000 lb. Open through 1959
 4000 lb. Improved Farm through 1959  6600 lb. Classic through 1959
 4600 lb. Antique through 19386600 lb. Improved Farm through 1959
 4600 lb. Classic through 1959 7500 lb. Classic through 1959
 4600 lb. Improved Farm through 1959   7500 lb. Open through 1959
 4600 lb. Open through 1959 8500 lb. Classic through 1959 
  8500 lb. Open through 1959

 

Improved Farm Classes (7 mph):

 4000 lb. Improved Farm
 4600 lb. Improved Farm
 5600 lb. Improved Farm
 6000 lb. Improved Farm
 6600 lb. Improved Farm

 

Twin Pull (combined weight of two tractors; 5 mph limit; last event of the pull):

 6000 lb. Twin Pull
 9000 lb. Twin Pull
 10000 lb. Twin Pull

 

Tractor Pull Rules (revised May 2017)

  1.  Drivers must be 16 years of age or older with a valid drivers license in order to pull.  14  and 15 year old drivers MUST have completed a Tractor Drivers Safety Course and MUST provide a valid tractor safety completion certificate at time of registration.  16 year old drivers MUST provide a valid driver's license at time of registration.  Failure to provide the required documents will result in driver NOT being registered and allowed to pull.  This is required by our insurance company and THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
  2. Antique tractors must be 1938 or older.  Any tractor in question as being 1938 or older must have the serial number in the proper place and must be read easily.  Tractors must have stock blocks, stock carbs, and no external parts manufactured for tractors built later than 1938.  Any tractor that has a serial number or parts to make a newer tractor appear legal will be disqualified.
  3. Antique tractors can pull in the Classic, Improved or Open classes if they choose, but Classic, Improved and Open tractors cannot pull in the antique class.  Tractors that are modified with aftermarket accessories (oversized tires, etc) must pull in open classes.  No Turbos allowed.
  4. Pullers can register any time before their class starts.  
  5. All tractors must weigh in BEFORE pulling.  (Allowed 100 lbs. over for each class).  The scale will be open 2 hours before the pull begins.  
  6. The shift lever must be in neutral while hooking up.
  7. 1st puller in each class does not have the option to re-pull.  
  8. Puller can stop and adjust weights within the first 50 feet.
  9. Anyone caught tampering with another puller's tractor will be disqualified from pulling.  No drinking if pulling!
  10. No parts can be removed from tractor to make weight class.  All tires and hoods must be on while pulling.
  11. Antique and classic tractors must not exceed the speed limit of 5 m.p.h.  Speed limit for Improved Farm classes is 7 m.p.h.  No speed limit for Open classes.
  12. Antique and Classic tractors 5000 lbs and under are limited to a 15.5-38 maximum tire size.  Tractors above 5000 lbs. are limited to a 18.4-38 maximum tire size.  No cut tires or radials in Antique or Classic classes.  Cut tires or radials will be allowed in Improved Farm and Open classes.  No limit on tire size in Improved Farm and Open classes.  No locking or welded rear ends.
  13. Tractors must be operated in a safe manner at all times while on showgrounds.  Speeds must not exceed 5 .p.h. on or off the track.  A pace tractor can be used (except in the Improved Farm and Open classes) if the judges choose, otherwise the speed will be controlled by the flagman or person operating the eliminator.  Horn will sound if you are exceeding the speed limit.  2nd horn and puller is disqualified.
  14. While pulling, the driver must remain on the seat with one hand on the wheel. No jumping or bouncing will be allowed, however, leaning will be allowed.  Torque amplifiers can be shifted once during pull.
  15. Tractors must be wheel driven, no crawlers or dual wheels.
  16. Rigid draw bar, clevis, and eye hook must not exceed 20 inches in height, or be closer than 18 inches from the centerline of the rear axle.  Every puller must have a clevis or an eye hook.
  17. Original steel wheels will be allowed to pull where permitted.  Steel wheels shall pull last in class.  One set of original equipment extension rims allowed.  Front-wheel assist cannot be used while pulling.
  18. Tractors must stop immediately upon red flag signal from flagman or be disqualified.  If the track judge stops a puller for any reason the puller takes the distance where he or she is stopped.
  19. Limited to 2 different pullers with the same tractor in the same class, 2 classes only.  If disqualification is ruled on top placing tractor, all other tractors move up one place.
  20. Tractors will be stopped if the front end raises higher than the track judge decides is safe.
  21. Extra weights must not exceed beyond 24 inches behind the center of the rear axle.  Weight must not interfere with the hook-up.  Your tractor must have weight brackets, no weights are allowed on the driver's  platform or seat.
  22. Tractor must have weight brackets and all extra weights must be securely fastened to the bracket.  If any weights fall off before the pin is pulled, the tractor will be measured at that point.  Driver can stop to adjust weights in the first 50 feet if he can restart the pull on his own power.  Extra weights will NOT be allowed on the driver's platform or on the seat.  Weights must not exceed 24 inches behind the center of the rear axle.  Weights must not interfere with the hook up.   
  23. Engine speed must be controlled by throttle lever only.  No strings, wires, or foot feeds allowed.  Decision of track judge is final.
  24. Any tractor violating the track boundary will be stopped and measured.  You must stop immediately when the red flag goes up.
  25. Any gas operated tractor must use gasoline only.
  26. The sponsoring organization must provide a method to unload tractors on the grounds and must remain on the grounds and hour after the pull for reloading tractors.
  27. The decision of the track judges and officers will be final on areas of dispute not covered by these rules.
  28. All decisions of the track judges are FINAL!


For further information contact:  

Daryl Dehnke  (715) 559-5597    email: johndeere3641@att.net    

Dan Goulet      (715) 723-9524

 

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