Vermont Tractor Pullers Association
Vermont Tractor Pullers Association
Stock Antique Tractors  (2017 update) Speed:  1. Speed limit will be set at 3.5 mph. 2. If speed exceeds 3.5 mph after 75 feet, the pulling tractor will be shut down and disqualified. Driver Eligibility:  1. General rules apply  2. Driver must be 12 years of age or older.  Those under 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission.  3. Youth Tractor Safety Certification holders (must provide certificate) will be allowed to pull.  Safety:  1. Wheelie Bars and skid shoes MANDATORY and must meet VTPA specifications (refer to diagram in back of book).  2. Vehicle is RECOMMENDED to have at least a fully charged 2 ½ lb B/C fire extinguisher on board in reach of operator.  A functional gauge on the fire extinguisher is required.  Chassis-Engines: 1. Stock, out of the field antique farm tractors, 1960 or older.  2. 2 WD (4 WD with front disengaged).  3. No alternate fuels: original equipment only.  4. Must be equipped with hood and grill.  5. No pulling from 3-point hitch or third links (except for Ford Ferguson).  Draw bars must be stationery in all directions.  6. Must have working PTO, if originally equipped with one.  7. Governor bypass or over speeding prohibited. 700 PTO RPM maximum.  8. If dyno is present at event you may be asked to hook to it.  9. Torque amplifiers only as original equipment.  10. Must have working rear brakes.  11. Tractors must have stock frame, transmission, rear end and axle housing.  Front axles must be safe, sturdy and similar to stock with a stock wheel base.  Crank cases must bolt to transmission in a stock appearing manner, be of the same manufacturer as the original crank case, and be of the same number of cylinders as the original make and model of the tractor. Heads, blocks (jugs) and manifolds must be of the same manufacturer as the crank case or that of a recognized replacement manufacturer.  Series engine must match series of tractor. Hitches:  1. Maximum draw bar height: 20” to top of fixed hitch (clevis is not the fixed point).  2. Minimum draw bar length 18” behind center line of axle.  3. Maximum draw bar length 36” behind centerline of axle.  4. Equipped with a hitch point with a minimum 3” x 3 ¾” opening (standard or twisted clevis excepted).  Tires:  1. Rubber tired standard Ag tread, set in forward rotation.  2. Steel wheels (cleated or lugged) permitted.  3. No cut or ground tires: no duals, studs or chains.  Added Weight:  1. Added weight and/or brackets securely attached to the frame or wheels.  None behind or above rear tires or 11 feet from the center of rear axle to the furthest point forward. Must not interfere with hitching.  None on seat, platform, footrest, drawbar, 3-point links, or moved to another tractor in same class under penalty of removal.  Maximum width 10’: redi-rods or attaching bolts will NOT protrude more than 4” in heaviest weight class.  Any weight lost while hitched to sled DISQUALIFIES.  Suitcase weights allowed.  Weight Classes: 1. Tractor weighed with operator and weighed prior to class.  2. Weight classes- 2500 lbs; 3000 lbs; 3500 lbs; 4000 lbs; 4500 lbs; 5000 lbs; 5500 lbs; 6000 lbs; 7000 lbs; 8000 lbs; 9000 lbs; 10,000 lbs; 11,000 lbs; and 12,000 lbs with driver. All weight classes may not be offered at all events.  Misc 1. Tractor may be entered in no more than 2 classes per event-once per class: no switching of operators within classes.  At the discretion of the officials, additional hooks maybe allowed if not enough participants.
Vermont Tractor Pullers Association
Vermont Tractor Pullers Association
Stock Antique Tractors  (2017 update) Speed:  1. Speed limit will be set at 3.5 mph. 2. If speed exceeds 3.5 mph after 75 feet, the pulling tractor will be shut down and disqualified. Driver Eligibility:  1. General rules apply  2. Driver must be 12 years of age or older.  Those under 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission.  3. Youth Tractor Safety Certification holders (must provide certificate) will be allowed to pull.  Safety:  1. Wheelie Bars and skid shoes MANDATORY and must meet VTPA specifications (refer to diagram in back of book).  2. Vehicle is RECOMMENDED to have at least a fully charged 2 ½ lb B/C fire extinguisher on board in reach of operator.  A functional gauge on the fire extinguisher is required.  Chassis-Engines: 1. Stock, out of the field antique farm tractors, 1960 or older.  2. 2 WD (4 WD with front disengaged).  3. No alternate fuels: original equipment only.  4. Must be equipped with hood and grill.  5. No pulling from 3-point hitch or third links (except for Ford Ferguson).  Draw bars must be stationery in all directions.  6. Must have working PTO, if originally equipped with one.  7. Governor bypass or over speeding prohibited. 700 PTO RPM maximum.  8. If dyno is present at event you may be asked to hook to it.  9. Torque amplifiers only as original equipment.  10. Must have working rear brakes.  11. Tractors must have stock frame, transmission, rear end and axle housing.  Front axles must be safe, sturdy and similar to stock with a stock wheel base.  Crank cases must bolt to transmission in a stock appearing manner, be of the same manufacturer as the original crank case, and be of the same number of cylinders as the original make and model of the tractor. Heads, blocks (jugs) and manifolds must be of the same manufacturer as the crank case or that of a recognized replacement manufacturer.  Series engine must match series of tractor. Hitches:  1. Maximum draw bar height: 20” to top of fixed hitch (clevis is not the fixed point).  2. Minimum draw bar length 18” behind center line of axle.  3. Maximum draw bar length 36” behind centerline of axle.  4. Equipped with a hitch point with a minimum 3” x 3 ¾” opening (standard or twisted clevis excepted).  Tires:  1. Rubber tired standard Ag tread, set in forward rotation.  2. Steel wheels (cleated or lugged) permitted.  3. No cut or ground tires: no duals, studs or chains.  Added Weight:  1. Added weight and/or brackets securely attached to the frame or wheels.  None behind or above rear tires or 11 feet from the center of rear axle to the furthest point forward. Must not interfere with hitching.  None on seat, platform, footrest, drawbar, 3-point links, or moved to another tractor in same class under penalty of removal.  Maximum width 10’: redi-rods or attaching bolts will NOT protrude more than 4” in heaviest weight class.  Any weight lost while hitched to sled DISQUALIFIES.  Suitcase weights allowed.  Weight Classes: 1. Tractor weighed with operator and weighed prior to class.  2. Weight classes- 2500 lbs; 3000 lbs; 3500 lbs; 4000 lbs; 4500 lbs; 5000 lbs; 5500 lbs; 6000 lbs; 7000 lbs; 8000 lbs; 9000 lbs; 10,000 lbs; 11,000 lbs; and 12,000 lbs with driver. All weight classes may not be offered at all events.  Misc 1. Tractor may be entered in no more than 2 classes per event- once per class: no switching of operators within classes.  At the discretion of the officials, additional hooks maybe allowed if not enough participants.