1. All pullers must be a member of the SMTC and have paid their
insurance. They must have a signed waiver on file with the Club Secretary.
2. Any two wheel-drive rubber tire tractor not newer than 1970 can
participate. No cut or
radial tires allowed. Tires are not to exceed 18” in the 2600 lb through
8500 lb class. The 10,000 lb and 12,500 classes must have the same size
tires as they originally came with. The 2600 lb class is allowed 50 pounds
over, all other classes are allowed 100 pounds.
3. Any Bolt-on or Secured weights are permitted. If any weights come off
as mounted while hooked to the drag, the tractor will be disqualified. The
Weights will be allowed to stick out no more than 30” inches from the frame
or the front of the casting of the tractor.
4. The Pulling point face will not exceed 20” in height and not less than 18”
axel (18” measurement is from the back of hole)(20” measurement shall be
at the top of the drawbar or spacer/washer, if needed.)
5. When hooking on the drag, drivers will put the tractor in neutral, raise
hands and remain seated during the pull. When a puller is hooked onto the
drag, the puller must have at least one hand on the steering wheel.
6. All tractor engines must not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended
HP and RPM by more than 10% and must be equivalent to the engine
made for that tractor.
7. All tractors must have working brakes.
8. Drivers must be eligible to have a driver’s license. (16 years old or older)
9. No alcohol is to be consumed during the pulling event.
10. Only one person allowed on a tractor.
11. No step on sled allowed at anytime.
12. Attention shall be given to the hook person and flag person.
13. During a stone boat pull, tractors may have two tries to achieve a full
pull. The pin must fall over completely to be classified as a full pull. If the
track conditions are very muddy, when the stone boat stops, the pull is
done. This will be determined by a pulling committee member.
14. One driver per class per tractor. Not to exceed two classes with the
same tractor with the exception of the 14,000-pound class.
15. Spectators shall stay at least 30 feet from the edge of track. They may
be closer if solid barrier or fence separates spectators from the track.
16. The Pulling Committee and it’s designees shall determine the width of
the pulling area prior to the event. Once established if any part of the
tractor touches a boundary line during a pull, the puller is disqualified. When
pulling the sled it must be pulled in the direction that it was set up to go. No
turning it around. It may not be moved more than 90 degrees in the two
17. The Hook Person shall determine if tractor has achieved it’s full pulling
potential. In the event that the hook person is not available to make a
determination, only his designee shall make the determination. It is
suggested that a puling committee member be appointed hook person in
the absence of the “normal” hook person.
18. Grievance during the pull shall not be discussed during the pull. All
grievances must be filed with a Pulling Committee member after the pull.
19. No coaching at anytime unless a junior event or a mechanical
20. Violations of the rules will not be tolerated. Termination of club
membership may result. The Board of Directors will make the final
21. There will be no raking between the first and second hitches of each
22. There will be a no more than 6 miles per hour speed limit when the
transfer sled is being used.
23. All tractors must have wheelie bars in order to pull. The wheelie bars at
a minimum must be flush to the back of the tire and not extend more than
10” beyond the back of the tire. It must be no more than 10” from the
ground. The wheelie bars must be rigidly fastened to the axel housing or
rear end housing and not mounted to the drawbar or drawbar assembly
unless approved by the pulling committee. The wheelie bar system must be
able to support the weight of the tractor in the heaviest class pulled.
Jacking up the pads so that the tractor is completely off the ground is a
good test of the strength of the system’s support ability. The pulling
committee reserves the right to test any wheelie bars and any failures will
not be allowed to pull.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR MAIN CONCERN