Tips on getting started?
Posted February 19, 2010 - 03:18 PM
Where I pull I have seen a lot of non Cub tractors win and place. Is the Cub a better choice sure, is there more parts available for Cubs, you bet but me personally don't want a tractor that looks like everyone elses, thats all ya see around here is Cubs and JD's and everyone and the brother has one. I do know My old Bolens G14 stomped a lot of Cubs and everything else for that matter when I was pullin it.
I'm pretty sure George just wants to get his feet wet in pulling in a stock class and his Massey will do just fine
Posted February 19, 2010 - 03:23 PM
Posted July 10, 2010 - 10:50 PM
Posted July 11, 2010 - 06:45 AM
Posted July 11, 2010 - 09:08 AM
Buy an old Cub Cadet and start small. Then spend thousands and slowly go broke.
That's why I never got into pulling! Trying to keep up competitive wise is a money pit affair. Now if you could start your own pulling association, then have a truly bone stock class, then that I would/could enjoy getting into it.
Posted July 11, 2010 - 04:46 PM
And remember dont modify the frame to fit the hood modify the hood to fit the frame its much easier that way and the end result is much better.
Olcowhand I did manage to find a club where you could pull after talking to you yesterday I did some researching last night and found grayson co. Ky pullers. They have a stock class that may be upto snuff for you stock chassis stock locations for every thing. Basically all you have to do to be able to pull is bolt on an adjustable hitch and a set of wheelie bars and your good get up with me and Ill get you more info if your interested.
P.S. I will try to post some dates of local pulls here in KY as well as sourrounding areas as Im able or if I remember Thanks
Posted July 12, 2010 - 04:41 PM
New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, NY
Syracuse National Car Show July 16, 17, & 18 2010
Garden Tractor Pull Sunday July, 18 2010
Presented by Central New York Garden Tractors Pullers Inc.
Sign up starts 8:00am
Pull starts 11:00am
Gates open from 8:00am-10:30am Sunday only
2 Persons/Tractor FREE Enter at Gate 7
After 10:30am you will have to pay at the gate to get in.
$17 13yrs and older
$8 6-12 yrs of age
Advance Discount tickets available @ any Nice n Easy Convenient stores
$12, 13yrs and older
$6 6-12 years of age
All CNY, Brookfield, Eagle and Western NY classes will be offered
All CNYGTP Inc Safety & Tech Rules Apply
*V8 Modified Classes will be 1850lbs*
Exhibition- $5/hook - no payback
Stock off the Lawn- $8/hook - Ribbons awarded
All other classes- $10/hook - Prize Money awarded
All Pullers MUST be member of CNYGTPA Inc. to Participate
Annual Membership One Day Event Membership
Adult Competing $30 $15
Minor Competing $25 $10
Associate Member $25 $10
Family $45 $20
For more information or questions regarding the pull,
Contact Greg Hurley (315) 597-8950 Cell (315) 871-9078
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Posted July 12, 2010 - 08:47 PM
Posted July 12, 2010 - 09:41 PM
Posted July 13, 2010 - 08:53 AM
I will be pulling with a massey mf12g. I haven't decided which one yet, I have 4 of them. I already have one that I added 26x12x12's, a 2nd spring to the clutch and a 1/4 spring to the rear tensioner pulley. I didn't do this with tractor pulling in mind. I did it to pull fire wood out of the woods, pull a plow and push a dozer blade. This tractor pulls hard and I don't have any problems with belts slipping. Regardless of how well I do at the tractor pulls I know it will be fun pulling and fine tuning my set-up. Also just going to the events, talking with the other pullers, seeing their tractors and watching them pull.
You know Dan, if you are going to be pulling with the Massey 12g maybe that is what I will use too and we can compare notes.
Posted July 13, 2010 - 08:57 AM
Posted July 13, 2010 - 09:15 AM
I wouldnt mind trying to pull with my MTD 990 after I get it done. Will have to get some ag tires for sure since I think most places dont allow chains.
You might be surprised though too that turf tires do better then ags depending on the dirt and track.
Posted August 25, 2010 - 12:22 AM
Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:15 PM
Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:33 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.
Pastor Paul Maulfair of the Garden Chapel outreach (www.gardenchapel.org) does alot there, and Harry Barrick does a lot with the Williams Grove show his phone number is 717 776 5762. Harry is also the guy for anything Oliver tractor related, or tires.