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First ever tractor pull!!! Got questions!!!!!

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OK so my buddy built a Minniapolis Moline GTB for pulling. We just put it on the dyno and broke it in (finally)
What the heck do I do???? Im so nervous from never running a hand clutch (more then twice) and ever pulling in my life :shock:
Back to the sled, got it
wait for the green flag, got it
How much throttle?
How do I know where the line is?
When should I give it full throttle?
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That's something you're just going to have to try different things to see what works best with your tractor. Everyones a little different. Tires can make a big difference also.
Depends on the rules of the pull too. Some pulls make you stay in a certain gear, or they have a mph limit and the buzzer goes off if you exceed like 3 mph and if you set the buzzer off more than 3 or 4 times your out. Check out the rules of the local pulling club or show in the area. And consider the first year or so a learning experience :cool:
Word of caution. This could become addictive. LOL
Know nothing about it but Good luck and Hace fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

I overdid the throttle my first pull and stood her up on the wheelie bars! Looked cool for the video and pics but not sure if it helped my distance :lol:
Just close your eyes and go FAST...... :shock: :lol: :lol:
prwttsh said:
Just close your eyes and go FAST...... :shock: :lol: :lol:
Looking for a cheering section!!!!! Be a good drive for you though :oops: Its by Joliet gonna be about a hour drive for me to get there :shock:
Its a bragging rights pull and only trophys no money for winning.
My advice on tractor pulling:: Take your check book and RUN!!! :lol:
A few pics of the ole girl :lol:

Before we started to add a weight bracket

Got the bracket mounted under the belly (dont look at the Allis weights :eek: )

Malyka asked if it was fast WELL????????? I drove it to the scale and was going 25+ mph :!: :!: :!:

Gotta shave a few pounds off we were hoping for the 6000# class and with me on it weighs 6330. Well off to 7000# class for this year ;)
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Looks like you already have your cheering section and a pretty one at that ;) :)

Looks like a beast!! If you take the cast wheels off you'd drop a lot of weight
I couldnt get my WC to 3000lbs so I had to put on as much weight as I could....3555 was as close to 3750 as I could get in a short period of time....I got whooped good :lol:
Weight brackets done
Going to pick up 400# of weights saturday
Finish putting the weights on
CMON JULY 22nd :!: :!: :!:
bertman said:
Weight brackets done
Going to pick up 400# of weights saturday
Finish putting the weights on
CMON JULY 22nd :!: :!: :!:
Good luck! Hope its a fun for you....I pulled further my first time than I did last weekend :lol:
Well I did it!!!!!!! ;)

First pull ever for me and tractor, we were in the 7000# class. I pulled in 2nd gear 215 feet 5th place
Owners nefew pulled in 1st gear 240 feet 2nd place

What a test and tune!!!! Now we know what gear to run :lol:

WHAT A RUSH :!: :!: :!:
There were more than 5 in your class :?: :?: :lol: :lol: Seriously hope you had a good time and enjoyed. Congrats
There was 14 total in the class :lol:
bertman said:
There was 14 total in the class :lol:
Learning to pull is a practice sport.The more you practice the better you get.Learning what the tractor pulls best at is another big part of it. The best part is do it for fun, competition or not.If you take the fun out of it and it becomes a job, well you know how that is.Nobody really likes to work as far as I can tell.
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