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Posted February 12, 2010 - 09:10 AM

I am probably going to try and get into pulling this year or at least get a tractor ready for the following year. I get a kick out of watching them at the different events that we have gone to so far.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 03:15 PM

First off you want to find out the organization thats puttin on the pull and get a copy of their rules and find out what weight classes they run, mosts Org's will have a couple different weight classes and tractor classes. Most light weight classes are in the 900-1000 range and most heavyweight classes are in the 1100-1200 range.

Your gonna want to have a set of ag's on and depending on rule you might have to fab up some wheelie bars. It will take a few pulls before you figure out where you weight needs to be.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 04:15 PM

I need to try and find out more information on who runs the local pulling at Williams Grove. I know the cubs seem to do pretty good but I want to try it with my massey.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 04:30 PM

The Cubs do pretty good around here too, but a friend of mine used to pull a MF12 and did pretty decent

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 04:33 PM

I am curious to see how much modding you can do without being put into the modified category. I wouldn't mind making significant changes to the drivetrain if I would be allowed to.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 04:38 PM

Like i said before it all depends on the org and how they tech guy interperets the rules.

The class I used to run was a stock class but you could run a dead man throttle(foot pedal with spring return) straight pipe and a few other minor mods.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 04:41 PM

The foot pedal throttle is the thing I like the most.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 05:10 PM

This is the pedal I used on my Big Ten, I loved running the foot pedal but it took some gettin used to as I had to mount it on the left foot rest because my clutch is on the right side.

http://www.speedwaym...embly,1170.html

A stock class will also usually have a 3600-3800rpm rule.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 09:22 PM

This is the pedal I used on my Big Ten, I loved running the foot pedal but it took some gettin used to as I had to mount it on the left foot rest because my clutch is on the right side.

http://www.speedwaym...embly,1170.html

A stock class will also usually have a 3600-3800rpm rule.


That would be weird trying to get used to a gas pedal being on the left side. I could just see me now LOL

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 09:37 PM

It was very entertaining to watch me get the hang of it to say the least.

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 09:39 PM

When you switch to a throttle pedal do you remove the governor or does the governor stay in place?

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 11:49 PM

When I had my pedal on I hooked it up to the gov arm on the side of the block, and I just ran the hand throttle in the stock class then in the altered class I'd let it all hang out.

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Posted February 18, 2010 - 03:36 PM

Buy an old Cub Cadet and start small. Then spend thousands and slowly go broke.

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Posted February 18, 2010 - 09:28 PM

I don't want to spend a ton of money as I would like to mainly do it for fun and not be competitive but I know that can be hard to do. For some reason I want to do it with a massey since you don't see too many of them pulling and I know they don't have the best drive train setup for it.

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Posted February 19, 2010 - 02:06 PM

IMHO, A belt drive will not pull like a shaft to gear drive. Our local pulling circuit has a couple fellows who have run Wheel Horse for 20 plus years. As it was explained to me, Wheel Horse ruled 15 years ago but have taken a back seat to the Cubs since. I do not see any other GT's with such plentiful parts and substantial rear differential that can compete with Cubs. I know I will get flamed on this but in the last 8 years I have not sween a non-Cub ever win a class; some did show or place.

Aside from this, I did spot a Pennsylvania Panzer once that came from the factory with a narrowed rear end out of a 57 Plymouth. Now that is one rear that will hold up, but I could not swing a deal on it with the owner. But I will try again.




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