Hello everyone, new to the forum here, and also new to pulling! so my buddy talked me into getting into this as a new hobby and I thought it would be a blast so I figured Id give it a shot. I have been collecting over the past few years stuff to start up my new hobby. a few questions to start, I have acquired 3 tractors already, a deutz allis 1918, a airens gt17 and a bolens qt17, all shaft drive hydros. what can I do for modifications? I Have a 20hp kubota diesel I want to put in one but I want to know which tractor would be the best fit for it(I did a base stock test pull with each of them pulling my truck up a hill and all performed about the same) and would that then put me in a modified class? I also have multiple turbochargers, multiple kohler and briggs v-twins from 18 to 25hp, and a kohler efi conversion kit I could put in but would that also put me in a mod class? Im also looking at a case 446 for sale from a friend wondering if that would also be a good candidate. any answers, tips, tricks or advice would be great, thanks!
new to pulling
Posted January 02, 2017 - 12:12 AM
- oldedeeres said thank you
Posted January 02, 2017 - 12:37 AM
I would suggest getting away from hydros for pulling and use a standard transmission. Cub comes to mind as a tough trans..
Most any change in engine or trans will kick you in to the mod classes. I would check your rules and build according to the classes you want to pull in.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Posted January 02, 2017 - 12:45 AM
Posted January 02, 2017 - 02:20 AM
Google "Brian Miller's garden tractor pulling tips and tricks" With out the" Don
Edited by secondtry, January 02, 2017 - 02:21 AM.
Posted January 02, 2017 - 10:48 AM
Where is a good place to find rules for MN pulling?
Your local tractor pulling associations should be able to help you with those. Your Buddy should be familiar with the ones he pulls with.
Posted January 02, 2017 - 11:08 AM
Posted January 02, 2017 - 02:12 PM
Secondly I agree with ducky. For pulling get yourself a gear drive tractor and use that. Hydro's suck up a LOT of horsepower just to run them! Gear drive not so much. Hydro is great for mowing, snow removal and moldboard plowing and other lawn maintenance. On the track they're not as good.
I being a Cub guy would go that route like ducky suggested. I have seen in my area there have been many pullers with success with Wheel Horse's. Sears Suburbans and older gear drive John Deere's
Posted January 03, 2017 - 07:26 PM
Thanks everyone, and yeah, Id love to get a gear drive but it seems like by the time I always find one its already sold!
Posted January 05, 2017 - 10:38 PM
Go over the rules and go from there. If you plan on doing any kind of modifications cub is the way to go. It has a huge aftermarket following and everyone and anyone has parts laying around. Id also suggest getting a few catalogs from the big 3 performance shops. Midwest super cub, Nichols performance, and Lakota racing. Theres also plenty of facebook groups to help out new pullers.
Posted January 24, 2018 - 01:39 PM