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Jerrod...Or Anyone...I Wanna Hook My Tractor

Allright.....I wanna try pulling with my tractor in a stock farm class........Here is what I have......

1950 John Deere Series 50...2 popper...gas...tricycle front end

What do I need to do? I know I gotta add some weight to the ftont end. It comes up real high, real fast............

You tractor pullers.....please enlighten me!!!!!!





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A drawbar that mounts further up under the tractor(closer to the front) would help keep the front down. One of the old guys round here had his setup like that, and helped big time. But I dont know if that would be in regulation with stock rules??

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not sure what class I would fit into.....thats why I just said farm stock???? I dont know anything about pulling.............can ya tell?????




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While I can't speak for the rules where you are... I would say that most likely you need to make some changes to your hitch.

My best guess is the limits will be 20" from the ground maximum, and 18 inches rearward of the centerline of the rear axle minimum. Get as close to these as you can.
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anyone got any pics of how the hitch should be and how to do a weight bracket for the front??????




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You want to hang the front weights as far foward as possible, helps w/leverage the farther outfront they stick.

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Most places allow weights no further than 3' from the front of the tractor. Hitch height as stated is 20" and no less than 18" from the center of the rear axle. A set of wheelie bars would go a long way also. That 50 would probably fit into a 4500lb class Kev. Not real sure how much it weighs, but I know it is more than the "B" that it replaced. Just remember that is about a 25hp tractor and a stock WD45 Allis Chalmers can fit in the 4500lbs very easily and it was 45hp from the factory. Not trying to discourage you, just letting you know what to expect.

Your best bet would be to try and lighten the tractor up as much as possible to try to get into a 3750, 4000, or 4250lb class.
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I would be willing to bet if you can find a set of stamped steel wheels to replace you cast ones you can drop down one class just by doing that.

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Yep on the wheels and also that 3pt is probably close 300lbs with the arms and such.
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Most places allow weights no further than 3' from the front of the tractor. Hitch height as stated is 20" and no less than 18" from the center of the rear axle. A set of wheelie bars would go a long way also. That 50 would probably fit into a 4500lb class Kev. Not real sure how much it weighs, but I know it is more than the "B" that it replaced. Just remember that is about a 25hp tractor and a stock WD45 Allis Chalmers can fit in the 4500lbs very easily and it was 45hp from the factory. Not trying to discourage you, just letting you know what to expect.

Your best bet would be to try and lighten the tractor up as much as possible to try to get into a 3750, 4000, or 4250lb class.
we put a 45 loader (john deere) (trip bucket) on a farmall H. We get away w/it at 99% of places. Its not much weight up front, but the weight that is there is more effective. We also mounted it a little different so it doesnt mount to the rear axle like normal. Its sort of cheating:sofa Its technically hanging weight out front but since its nto really "hanging weight" like wheel weights or suitcase weights out front most will allow it. Its all the little stuff taht adds up that helps but theres always gonna be guyswho cheat bend the rules etc . The man w/the most money wins sorry to say but its the way it is. If your doing it for money, dont, and if your doing it to win dont, its about going out there, see what itll do and having fun.We got some guys who set the rpm's lower and pull in stock class then turn them up and pull in hot farm w/the same tractor. Jus thave fun is my besdt advice.

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