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How many guys on here go pulling during the summer months? Do you just go to your local fair and have fun or do you load up and go everywhere competitively? What does everyone pull with? Or was this addition to the forum a waist of shadows time? Hopefully this will catch on and have some more post!
 

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I’d like to be competing just for fun, but I’m a few days away from that, perhaps a bit longer....



Yeah, there’s a 60 under that mess.....
 

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When the boys were home we did it for fun, usually the fair and one other event a couple miles from home. Last year I pulled the 3020, 770 and WD at the fair.
 

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I pull with my 60 a couple of times a year, at the Co Fair and Cider days in Lakewood. I am having an intervention with myself about this though as with just one big (heavy) tractor and only 1000 lb of weights I only get 4 hitches a day. The club I pull with starts with the little machines first so folks can weight up for heavier classes. This works ok for those who have a couple of tractors and lots of weights. On the last pull I weighed in at 9:30 and didn't pull till after 4pm, 45 min later it was all over. An awful lot of standing around for 45 min of pulling and throwing weights.
So far I have never ran out of power, just traction. I have a pair of worn down 16.9 x 38 on 16" wide rims and until I get to the 6500# class with about 800# of weight I just spin out. With all my weights I become competitive in the heavy classes. If I stay with it it looks like I will have to break down and buy some new rubber.
 

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Good looking tractors. I am taking my 60 to the next local county fair Sunday. And just got 6 deere z weights bought to put on her. Got a good deal on them, they weight 150 pounds a piece and I gave 100 dollars a peice. Anyway I will get them put o. Tomorrow afternoon when I get off work. I plan on pulling 6500 class and if I have enough weight the 7500 class. My last pull I ran out of traction but still had plenty of power so we will see how she does.
 

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Got a good deal on them, they weight 150 pounds a piece and I gave 100 dollars a peice.
What is a Z weight? That is a good deal but oh so heavy.

The Wd runs in the 4,000lbs. It runs out of power in the 4500.

The Oliver in the 5,500. Does great in that one.

The 3020 in the 8600 but I might have to go to the 8750 this year. There are only a couple of us in that class.
 

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Dateline 8/14/21

3750lbs class. The Allis WD placed 7th out of 8. 241’, 6th place was 247’ 1st place was 266’
4000lbs class. The Allis WD placed 7th out of 8. 266’, 6th place was 267’ 1st place was 318’

5500lbs class. The Oliver 770 placed 6th out of 12. 191’ 5th place was 199’. 1st place was 241’
6000lbs class. The Oliver 770 placed 4th out of 6. 205’. 3rd place was 264 1.32”. 1st place was 264’ 5.4”

For those not completely familiar with pulling 300 feet is typically a full pull. As GPS or lasers are now used for measuring instead of having pull offs for any past 300 feet they typically now will let you go further as long as it isn’t crazy further.

8600lbs class. The John Deere 3020 placed 1st out of 1. :rolleyes: . What made me smile was it was 349’. What made me happy is that for those following along at home know all the carb work I did to get it to quit fouling the plugs. I was hoping that I did not lose a lot of power leaning it down. Honestly I think it had more power.

The class below this was the 7500lbs class and 1st in it was 305’. I just ran after them and yes I weighed more, a lot more, but just like the others classes the winners were not stock and the John Deere R that was in that class and the 3020 are always very close to each other. To go 50‘ further was great. It would’ve never stopped because the sled was all the way at the top so they just stopped me since it couldn’t get any heavier. It is a very good feeling to pull and have the track leveler and compactor backing up as you come through the end front wheels 6” up and the rears clawing at the ground.
 

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way to go-Herm. i would of loved to see u doing that wheelie!
 

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Took the 60 to a pull today. I got 3rd in 6000 pound class, 7th in 6500, and 3rd of 3 in the 7000 pound class. I do think I would have done better it I had a wider tire and had my weight brackets built. The 6500 and 7000 class I just hung my suitcase weights on the frame rather than have them on the rear like I should have. Here is a link to one video, once on my channel you should be able to find the other two videos. And let me apologize in advance for the poor camera man.

 

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Have you dropped the air pressure? They look like they have 12lbs or more. Sure runs nice.
 
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Odd Question...thats just the norm for me.

What if you got a FEL........Gotta remove?
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can't move it while pulling
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Not allowed at all..Idk

I'm guessing its a No Go
 

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Today I just brought the Allis WD just to see if I could get it to do a big better. I should have brought the Oliver :unsure::rolleyes::)We have never been serious but I would like the WD to do a better job. I did learn some things to do. 1. We have been pulling it for years with the hitch too low, Bad. 2.We have been pulling with the hitch to far in. Good but illegal. I moved it out to get it to the proper distance and raised it. That drawbar changed everything and my plans went up in smoke as soon as I let out the clutch on the first pull.

The plan was to go heavy classes to light classes today. This was good because the pull was two miles from home so I drove it. I could pull and remove weights as we switched classes then load them back on and go home. Here is how it worked.

Load 1,000lbs
Get there and they instead started with the light classes.
1.Remove 1,000lbs.
2. The 3,000lbs class could not move the sled so they decided to go to 5,000class and work down.
2a. Put all the weights back on for the 4,500lbs
3 remove 500 for the 4,000
4 remove the rest and the bracket for the 3750lbs
5. load it back up to come home. It is sitting in the shop with the weights on it.:sneaky:

The results.
4,500lbs class. Front end up came up as soon as I let out the clutch and remained 1-2' up all the way down.
4500lbs class. The Allis WD placed 5th out of 5. 135’, 4th place was 145’ 1st place was 181’ but re-pulled and went 208
4,000lbs class Lowered hitch an 1" removed most the weight off the back and a little off the front. I was still too light but getting closer. I pulled twice in this one as the first time I got sucked in to the soft side and only went 63', the track was still a bit of a mess and since no front wheels no way to get back straight.
4000lbs class. The Allis WD placed 5th out of 6. 148’, 4th place was 150’ 2nd place was 164' & 1st place was 201’

3750lbs class. The Allis WD placed 6th out of 8. 160’, 5th place was 179’ 1st place was 210’

Looks like the next step is raise the hitch back up and move the weights forward.

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pics herm..?

So..are these front weights as in easy to move or Wheel?

What air pressure in the Business tires?
Are they loaded?..Is that an option?
 

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Is that your old chev?

Nice truck......you know the rest....
I wouldn't drive a cheby, and my wife would scrape that off herself and in reality would probably just leave me before she took the time to do that.


Edit, that's weird, its like I knew what you were going to ask.
 

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Is that your old chev?

Nice truck......you know the rest....
 
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