General Tractor Rules



  1. All tractors must have a sufficient device to prevent the tractor from turning over. Either skid plates or dolly wheels must be used, one on each side of the drawbar. Wheels must be a minimum of 4” in diameter x 1” wide. When using wheels, the center of the wheel must be at least 5” behind the rear face of the tire. Skid plates must be at least 5” from the back edge of the rear tire. The bottom of the wheel or skid plate must not be more than 5” above the ground. Skid pads should be 2” wide x 3” long. No part of the wheelie bar device should interfere with the sled chain. Bumper bars are required on all tractors and must be even with or behind the back face of the wheelie bar wheels or skid pads. STRICTLY ENFORCED!! If a suspected material is used in wheelie bar construction, they will be tested for stability. Wheelie bars must be able to support the weight of the tractor.
  2. All tractors must be equipped with the following:  
    1. Fire Extinguisher 1 ½ lb dry chemical or 1 lb Halon. A gauge is required on the fire extinguisher.
    2. Dead man throttle
    3. Kill switch that when pulled MUST kill the ignition and fuel pump (if equipped)
    4. Working brakes
    5. Fenders with at least a 4” in width and cover the front of the tire to its furthest point forward. It is recommended that the front of the fender be connected to the foot step to avoid your foot from being pulled in by the tire.
    6. A cover on its ignition points
    7. Spherical Rod Ends on all steering linking
    8. You must have a cover for the battery on starter carts.
    9. All clutches, flywheels and drivelines must be shielded with 1/8” steel or aluminum equiv. Stock class tractors must use at least the OEM shielding as installed from the factory.
    10. Exhaust must discharge vertically unless a stock muffler is used.
    11. A hood and grill must be in place on all garden tractors.
    12. Drivers must remain in the seat at all times during the pull.
    13. Maximum length of the tractor is 8ft measured from the center of the rear axle to the furthest point forward including all weights. Maximum 6ft width.
    14. Maximum tire size in all classes is 26x12x12. No dual tires, chains, or studded tires allowed. Except when noted in class rules.
    15. Draw bar or hook point will be 13” (unless otherwise specified) from the point of hook to the ground and needs to be parallel to the ground.
    16. Hook point in the drawbar must be a minimum of 1 ½” and maximum of 2” in diameter hole. Must be made of at least 3/8” plate material and the hole must not be more than 3/4 “forward from the back edge of the hitching device. No part of the hitching device will be any further forward than the center of the rear axle. The hitching device must be stationary of all movement. An area of 5” wide (2 ½” on either side of the hitching device) by 12” (6” above and below the center of the hitching device) must be free of all obstructions. Hitch hole must be a complete circle with no open back.
    17. Stock clutch shields will NOT be allowed in any other class except stock.
    18. No weights can stick out past the plane of the rear tires.
    19. Rules are in effect when the puller/driver pulls on the grounds of the pull event.
    20. Any tractor may pull in a class above as long as they meet the requirements of that class.
    21. No Compressed fuels.
    22. Driver will be disqualified if he or she delays contest. It will be up to the sled operator if he feels the puller is taking to long.