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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Last Saturday was the 12th Annual Waterman Lions Summer Fest and Tractor Show.
One of the events was a Championship GT Pull sponsered by the Rock County Pullers. Below are some photos of the tractors entered.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:09 PM

And here is a special bonus photo.

This is a locally owned Miniapolis-Moline model UB tractor with an Allison V-12 engine. Back in the early 70s, this was a National Champion pulling tractor. It was the predecessor to the multi-engine monsters we have today. The man responsible for building it, Bill Wade, was once the head mechanic for Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick who raced Pontiacs on the Pro Drag Racing Circuit.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Thanks for the pics!

Does anybody want to guess which one is my favorite? Should be an easy one! :bigrofl:

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 09:13 PM

I'll bet it's that john deere. :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 11:01 PM

Them guys are serious. Thanks for the pictures.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 05:28 AM

Thanks for posting. Those look like serious and expensive pullers. Pretty much all the brands are represented there. Did you watch the pulls? Just wondering if you had a favourite based on the performance.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Cool pullers! Thanks for the pics!

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 07:01 AM

I don't see any sleeve hitches.
Thanks for the pictures, they are all very good looking tractors. Neat that you got to see that UB in person.


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Posted July 28, 2012 - 07:26 AM

...Pretty much all the brands are represented there...


Almost all the brands...

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Too bad this guy wasn't there LOL.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for posting. Those look like serious and expensive pullers. Pretty much all the brands are represented there. Did you watch the pulls? Just wondering if you had a favourite based on the performance.


I wish! I was pretty busy with working the show. The RC Pullers have one Chamionship Pull a month, which pays cash instead of points. This tends to bring out the Big Boys. There were many other entries besides these.

Neat that you got to see that UB in person.


You haven't heard anything until you've heard an unmuffled Alison V-12. Raw Power!!!

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 09:09 AM

The "JD" puller has a Cub Cadet frame, looks like a 128 or a 108 frame.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Thanks for those pictures , those sure don't look the the GT's that I saw at a local show this year . Your guys/gals are WAY more into it , Al

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 04:12 PM

Great looking collection of pullers! That Minneapolis Moline is sweet!

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:45 PM

I just found this video of the M-M puller.



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Posted July 29, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for those pics Lilysdad.. Nothing like that up here..




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