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Posted August 19, 2012 - 03:49 PM

Took a few pictures talked with a few people, and got the bug worse. Here are the pictures ImageUploadedByTapatalk1345409294.842969.jpg
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I just gotta Garden Tractor people are some of the friendliest people out there.
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 03:00 AM

Mower decks? Must have had different rules? But very cool I like it!!

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 04:09 AM

They allow the decks for weight, I grabbed a copy of their rules so I can set up a GT for next year.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:02 PM

the middle two pictures are of 2 of my kids and 4 tractors in that we pull in class 1( the allis chamber b10 is in the very backround). We have 5 tractors we pull as a family in classes 1,4,5,7,and class 8. As for the mower deck they are aload in the rules you can only have 75lbs per tire no other weight may be added.All tractors must be stock. It's a great time and something we do as a family even my wife pulls. We pulled in terryville today. My little guy took he's first blue ribbon what a proud day. off to goshen fair next monday. Any questions please feel free to ask.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:57 AM

Fire23 I spoke with your wife after I addressed my envelope for next years schedule. I have a Jacobsen GT-10 I'm going to try to get ready for next year. Glad to see another Local on here. I assume I need all stock sheet metal on the machine to compete ? I'm still looking for a hood and grill for the GT
Then it's just the mechanicals I have to deal with.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Oh and I see your new to the forum so welcome to the site, the guys here are super friendly and very helpful, your gonna like it here . Welcome to the Family!

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:42 PM

to answer your questions. The tractor must look stock if it had a hood they like it to have one. It doesn't matter if it's rust to nothing as long as it's there. We have a jacobson GT12. The grill i made because the factory one was no good as they all are. The rules and officials our very open minded just make it safe and look stock(some what). Most important follow the rules they do conduct inspections before each pull.
as long as it runs we have 5 fairs left to go this season bring it down and pull. Paint don't make it pull

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:21 AM

How well does the Jake pull com paired to say, the cubs or case?
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 12:59 PM

The jocobson will pull all day long aganist any other brands We most of the time place in the top 4. It has turf tires dimond cut tread and they pull better than ags will on that tractor. We did field test ags this year with poor results so back to the tested turfs. You just need to learn how to pull it! It's operation goes against what you will do on other brands.
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 02:16 PM

I'm pulling with the same rig except carrying the Ford badge. We have found that it does best screwed tight and tromp it! Comes out hell bent and churns hard the rest of the way. And the hydro seems to not mind it one bit. It runs cold! We have a cub with a hydro and I'm afraid it will catch a fire one of these times it s so hot!
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Posted August 28, 2012 - 12:43 PM

The jocobson will pull all day long aganist any other brands We most of the time place in the top 4. It has turf tires dimond cut tread and they pull better than ags will on that tractor. We did field test ags this year with poor results so back to the tested turfs. You just need to learn how to pull it! It's operation goes against what you will do on other brands.

What size and brand did you test? As we are about to start testing ags as well . Also what are you guys running for hitch height and sled type?
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 07:13 PM

We run a hitch height of 1" below center line of the rear axle. We run a dead pull sled it weight 250 lbs. A full pull is 8'. As for the tires i tried super lugs thats what i have on all the other tractors. 23.5 x 10.5
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