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#1 Rocket099 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Hi, well I am big into the diesel trucks as i own a modified 08 f350 powerstroke diesel and wanted to find a new hobby so I was thinking about building a diesel garden tractor, dont have a clue where to start, whats good, whats not and so on. I also was considering getting an Economy Jim Dandy and building it for pulling as I think those tractors are awesome. If anyone has any take or beginner advice, id appreciate it.



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 07:05 PM

First off welcome to GTtalk! :wave: Grab a list of local rules before you go diving into it so you know what you can and cant do.



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 07:25 PM

That's where i started, seems like the jim dandy is the way to go if i want to be able to compete, which stinks as i really wanted to do a diesel! No local groups do diesel garden tractors around here.



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 07:49 PM

I don't know very much abut the jim dandy tractors. What tire size would you be allowed to run? I know the economy tractors had those big wheels on the back and some had the dual transmissions which would be good. Ive never personally seen one pull before but I would imagine they would be tanks!



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Around here they are pretty popular in the big wheel class, If i was gonna do it then I would want to be in the super stock so i would probably run 26-12-12 dick cepeks. What do you run for a motor in your diesel?



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 07:53 PM

SUPER STOCK RULES - Class 9
1. Garden Tractors up to 20 hp, one or two cylinders, 4 cycle, gasoline engines.
2. Frame cannot be lengthened more than 4”. Hood cannot be raised more than 3”.
3.Tractors must have wheelie bars that are strong enough to support the tractor. Wheelie bars must
extend 4” behind the exterior of the tire and be no more than 6” from the ground. See #7 of Stock
Rules f
or requirements
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4. All tractors must have a rigid draw bar. Maximum draw bar height will be 14”. Draw bars may not
extend rearward more than 15” from the center of the axle. Rear engine tractors are the exception,
with rigid draw bar being as close as possible to the engine.
5. Tractors can run two pair of stock wheel weights and add up to 300 pounds of extra weight. All
weight must be secured to the tractor. No weights will be allowed on the tractor seat or driver.
Nothing shall protrude more than 20” in front of the tractor frame. Losing weights while pulling will
result in disqualification.
6. Maximum engine RPM must not exceed 4000 RPM and may be checked at any time.
All tractors must have sufficient shielding of belts, chains, clutches, etc. to deflect any flying parts to
the ground.
7. Any type of tire may be used. Tires can be modified. Maximum tire size will be 31/15.5/15. No dual
wheels
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No tire chains or studs.
8. A tractor that pulls in the Super Stock class cannot pull in any other class.
Tractor may not weigh more than 1700 lbs. with 31/15.5/15 tires, and 1800 lbs. with 26/12.5/12 tires.

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Posted October 12, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Around here they are pretty popular in the big wheel class, If i was gonna do it then I would want to be in the super stock so i would probably run 26-12-12 dick cepeks. What do you run for a motor in your diesel?

Kubota d-1105



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 08:05 PM

Kubota d-1105

Very nice setup, the diesels are pretty pricey!



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Yes it is! I have around 9000$ in mine so far not including the new turbo im getting next year :D



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 08:08 PM

Yes it is! I have around 9000$ in mine so far not including the new turbo im getting next year :D

 

I think ill ease into it for something a little cheaper! Im really stuck on the economy jim dandy, probably due to the badass tractor i saw last night which was one.



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Id like to see one of these pull im really curious how they would do.



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Id like to see one of these pull im really curious how they would do.

 

Unfortunately we dont pull with a transfer sled but to put it in perspective this super stock one that showed up last night was running a 20hp kohler with pull tires and was pulling upwards of 3klbs. I wish i wasnt working in the pits otherwise i would have taken some videos



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 09:26 PM

With the right setup you can manhandle just about anything.



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Posted October 13, 2013 - 05:57 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 13, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Would love to get some thoughts from people in here! Thanks for the warm welcomes!


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