New England John Deere Expo IV Pulling Rules
Written permission of owner or parent if operator is under 18
NO switching within or between classes
NO alcoholic beverages before or during pull
Must remain seated, be in full control, operate safely
Will, with owner, assume full responsibility for accidents
Will NOT back up to stoneboat with hitcher in the way
Stock farm tractors, ag tread, original option sizes, forward rotation tires
NO cut or ground tires; steel wheels permitted
NO alternative fuels
Hood, grill and all wheels must be in place if original equipment
Maximum drawbar height, 20"; length, 36" min, 22" from axle centerline
Std straight or twist clevis, must accept stoneboat chain hook
NO hooking above drawbar with pin and hammerstrap, truck towhooks, etc.
Governor bypass prohibited
Must have min 18" exhaust up or factory system, working rear brakes
Weighed with operator
Stock weights, securely attached to wheels or front frame
Max: 1 set rears on L, LA, H, M, MT, 40, 420, 430, B, C, GP, 50
2 sets A, G, 520, 530, 60, 620, 630, 70, D
3 sets 720, 730, R, 80, 820, 830
Safe operation at all times, NO passengers at any time
Must stop on signal from a judge, be in neutral when hitching or unhitching, with
hands extended, NO foot on clutch, hand type engaged
Random draw order, drawn at signup
Stoneboat, start with tight hitch, NO jerk pulls, 3 tries for 8 foot pull
Tractors being repaired, readied, missing turn pull last
Tractor tires must stay within course boundaries
Violation of any rule constitutes a disqualification
Operators to attend meeting at scales at 8:45 AM
Pull governed by 2 or more judges, all decisions final
NO pit crew or operator coaching, parade rides or track packing
Reasonable rules cannot cover every eventuality, judges' discretion will prevail,
including safety, operation, equipment, good sportsmanship and common sense.
Safety will be paramount including judges, spectators, and operators.
Scales will be open at 7:30 AM, pull will start at 9:00 AM.
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2500#, 3000#, 3500#, 4500#, 5500#, 6500#, 7500#, 8500#, 10500#
Ribbons, 4 places, no entry fee
Pull: Sunday, August 22, 2010
Only Exhibited tractors allowed to pull, none "off the street".