The following rules are general in nature and apply to all pullers, tractors and operations at Arborg Agricultural Society sanctioned events.
All Arborg Agricultural Society classes are intended for agricultural type tractors. No experimental or prototype tractors are permitted.
1. A tractor may pull only once in each class. Pull promoter decides number of classes each tractor may enter in excess of two.
2. Drivers less than 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission. Signed waiver is mandatory for all pullers.
3. Drivers must stay on the seat of the tractor at all times. Hands must be on the steering wheel, hand brakes, hand clutch, or throttle at all times during the pull. NEVER try to start a tractor by pushing it off the scale. NO ONE except the driver is to be on a moving tractor. Anytime a tractor is moving a driver is required to be in the seat. Driver must be in the seat while starting.
4. All tractors are required to have a minimum of one working brake which will hold tractor in position on the scale and/or stop tractor from rolling.
5. Any tractor or puller found to be unsafe or illegal may be disqualified or barred from hooking.
6. No use of alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
7. Any part falling off the tractor after being hooked and until the tractor is unhooked will result in disqualification.
8. Tech Crew suggests that all weights be secured as dropped weights are cause for disqualification.
9. Contact point of tractor and sled must remain in bounds at all times. Out of bounds will result in disqualification. No measurement will be taken after a disqualification.
10. RPM’s allowed will be determined by the Tractor Data RPM Chart. Any tractor not listed will use manufacturer’s data. Mandatory to have a working governor and throttle stop.
11. Gas, diesel or LP fuels only. No alcohol or nitrous oxide fuels or fuel additives may be used in tractors. Gas is allowed a maximum of 750 specific gravity. All tractors are subject to random fuel checks.
12. All side shields must be removed prior to a tractor being inspected by the Tech Crew. They may be reattached after the Tech inspection.
13. There is no allowance on weight for any class. Weight of class is maximum weight allowed.
14. A finish line must be used at all events. A full pull will be when the hook point of the sled passes the full pull mark.
15. If a class is restarted for any reason, all tractors that are registered in the class and that have already pulled will be allowed to re-pull.
16. Rules will not be changed for a period of one year with the exception of a safety issue or to clarify a questionable rule.
17. All rules will be interpreted by the Tech/Rules Committee. Any unforeseen problems or oversights will be ruled on by the Tech/Rules Committee with their rulings being final.
18. All flywheels must be covered. All exhaust pipes must be straight up.
19. TIRES: No radial tires. No steel wheels. No chains. No duals. Two wheel drive only. No cut or altered tire is allowed in Arborg sanctioned events.
20. Speed cone distance will be set at 1/3 of track distance. One beep after flag/cone will result in disqualification. 3.5 mph is the maximum track speed allowed. The marker for speed will also be used as the mark to stop the tractor if driver wishes to restart pull. The puller will have two chances to move the sled. If it is more than two times with no success, it will be the decision of the Tech Crew to allow more than two tries due to tractor/sled malfunction or track conditions.
21. Any protest filed with the flag man or track person will result in both the tractor and the protester’s tractor being checked. The protester must be a puller in the same class. The protest must be made before the tractor leaves the end of the track; you must go to the flagged or tech person to protest a tractor. Once the tractor leaves the end of the track, no protest can be made. Rules committee has the right to protest any tractor at any time on or off the track. All decisions are final. All judge’s decisions are final. Track judges have the right to stop the pull at any time.
22. The term “REPLACEMENT PART” is defined as any part that was available for that tractor make and model of that era, or reproduction parts that duplicate the original part. ALL REPLACEMENT PARTS MUST MEET CURRENT BOARD APPROVAL.
23. HOOKING POINT RULE – Your hooking point (hole) needs to be a minimum of 3.25 inches and 3 inches wide, 1 inch thick, and a maximum of 1 – 1.25 inches of material from the back of the hole to end of the drawbar (this allows the hook to fit freely). Make sure your drawbar is compliant.
24. Tractors must maintain a stock/factory wheelbase for that make and model tractor. Rear wheels, differentials and frontends must maintain stock/factory location. Tractors in question will be judged and ruled by the Tech Crew.
25. No pulling with tractors that have engines adapted. **Go to Teulon**
26. “Open” antique demo pulls may be allowed at Tech Crew’s discretion.
a. Tractor must look antique.
b. Original motor block and head “appearance wise”.
c. Tractors utilizing parts produced between 1960 and present that have been altered or adjusted to fit that particular tractor.
d. Tech crew’s word is final.