Western Carolina Antique Tractor Pull

Rules for Stock Antique Tractor 1960 and older

1. Safety rules apply to all tractors, classes, and drivers.
2. All stock tractors pull in first gear.
3. Drawbar maximum height of 20 inches to hook point, fixed in all directions. No floating drawbars.
4. Length of drawbar is 18 inches minimum from the center of the wheel to hook point.
5. Tractors must be equipped with a clearly visible and easily accessible 3-inch Ring Hitch or Clevis with a 3-inch opening in horizontal position.
6. Only factory fuels shall be used --- Kerosene, Diesel, Propane or Gasoline.
7. Factory RPM’s plus 10% fast idle maximum.
8. Tractors must have working governors. No manual override is allowed.
9. Tractors must have working brakes.
10. Tractors must have functioning wheelie bars no more than 10 inches high and extending no less than 5 inches past the tires.
11. It is recommended that the engine have a stop switch within reach of the operator.
12. Weight racks are permissible. The front weights are not to extend more than 11 feet from the center line of the rear axle and the rear weight racks must not extend past the rear tires.
13. Tractors must have stock frame, engine, transmission, rear end and axle housing or manufacturer’s replacement. No locking of differentials or welded spider gears.
14. Tractors with factory gear reduction, such as Torque Amplifier or multi-power shifts, can run either side. NO SHIFTING ALLOWED.
15. Tractors must have UNCUT tires to meet the following specifications:
     • 3,500 – 4,500 lbs 14.9 Maximum
     • 5,000 – 6,000 lbs 15.5 Maximum
     • 6,500 – 7,000 lbs 16.9 Maximum
     • 7,500 – 9,500 lbs 18.4 Maximum
     • 10,500 – 12,500 lbs 23.1 Maximum
16. All tractors can pull up to 3.5 mph but may not exceed 3.5 mph. If alarm sounds after 100 ft mark, you are disqualified but alarm can sound an unlimited time before 100 ft mark.
17. All disputes are to be settled by a three-man committee.
18. All participants do so at their own risk. Western Carolina Antique Tractor Pull assumes no liability for any loss, cost, injury, or damage to persons or property which may arise by virtue of participation in the event.