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CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND THE OVER ALL WEIGHT OF ANY TRACTOR. I AM HAVING AN ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL IN JUNE AND I NEED THE WEIGHT CLASSES. THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU MIGHT GIVE. BILLY

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nanahiles said:
THANKS I'LL GIVE IT A TRY.
Good luck and welcome to ATF. When you can, stop by "Around the Campfire" and introduce yourself so others can say hello.

Enjoy
 

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You need a scale as you can't trust anyone. I'm not saying a tractor guy would knowingly cheat, but over the years things get changed. Gotta have a scale, also often owners want run in different classes. Oh yeah, weigh them right after the pull, before weight can be changed!
 

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id take it to the feed mill and scale it. the weight can change drasticaly if its got fluid in the tires or not, could be 1000lb diference
 

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I removed the gear drive lift, removed the starter, removed the genorator, took the big battery out and used a tiny moter cycle battery, also removed the running boards then for good measure I removed one front wheel and tire. what weight class does it go in?

Also the Model 30 came with either a gear drive manical lift or a hrydlic one whats the weight difference?
I'm fat and my dad is was a skinny old fart what class do we fit in?

Isn't fair unless a scale is used.

:D Al
 

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looked up the spec's on my Super C at tractordata.com and they show a weight of 3,100 pounds to 5,000 pounds, so scales are the only way to separate weight classes. Horsepower classes would be wide open as well what with overbore kits and high compression ratios possible.
 

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Scale is the best way for weight and a dyno is the best for horse power. Lots of bolt on power for some tractors and tire size should be considered :shock:
Then you got to deal with RPMs Its hard to run a decent pull and make everybody happy.
 

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"Its hard to run a decent pull and make everybody happy."

That is a true statment but you can make most happy with rules, a scale and a dyno.
Back when our rules had things in writting like HP to weight ratio, placement of weights which had to be tied down, and what could be removed to cut weight.

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I still remember out pulling a 105hp dynoed A with cut tires, with grandpa's old 38 AR with R pistons and turky track tires on a wet track. Them old turkey lugs LOVED wet clay and once they hooked up good she'd really sing for all to hear. where the big A spun out she gabbed hold and lugged right on to the end of the track and then some. the A stopped at 167 feet and I popped the clutch out at 233 feet 9 inches.

The day it went to it's new home :cry:
 

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We have weight classes around here
I pull anywhere from 5500 - 7500
My 450 weighs 5200 without me on it
Things stripped
-PTO
-Power steering
-Factory Front (Lighter Built)
-Hydraulics
 
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