Club Rules

2019 Club Rules


1. Tractors must be older that 1959.. Series Tractor must start by 1959. 9,000 – 10,000 - 11,000 – 12,000 B Class (6MPH) tractors Only can be up to year 1965

2. Draw-bar height is 20'' maximum and no closer than 18” from center of rear axle. See page 3

3. See page 4 for Tire Sizes.

4. All tractors must have working governors.

5. One percent (1%) over weight class is allowed maximum weight.

6. Maximum RPM's = 10% over stock high idle for 3.0 mph class, 30% 6 MPH

7. All tractors must have a D ring or a twisted clevis to pull. *See page 3 for correct measurements.

8. Hook fees will be $10.00, except Students will be $5.00 (You have to be a member to pull). All exhibition pulls will have a $10.00 entry fee per hook.

9. If your club dues are not currently paid up, you are not considered a member. Membership runs from January 1 to December 31. Every member will sign a Release Form that will be in effect for the current year.

10. Draw-bars cannot be connected to a hydraulic or motor lift. Exception: Tractors with factory hitches connected to lefts. They must have stays or ability to be pinned or bolted so lifts cannot raise hitch point above 20”. If rock-shafts are used as brace points, there must be a slip type connection made.

11. Tractors may be weighed with any manufactured tractor wheel weight, bolted onto wheels. Or suit case style weights on front or rear

12. During pull, if tractor tires (front or rear) cross over or into white line, pull will be measured to that point.

13. No hand cut, machine cut, sharpened or altered tires in the 3.0 mph class. In the 6 mph class only you can have full cut or any cut on the tires.

14. You will be charged $25 to make a protest, you must be pulling in the same class, you must be a member. Protester gets checked first, the protest must be made before the tractor leaves the track. Money must be paid before equipment/tractor is checked. If protest is correct, money will be returned and if not the club keeps the money. Protest must be made to any board member or at the announcer's stand.

15. No drugs or alcoholic beverages allowed.

16. Hang on suitcase weights allowed, also factory front frame weights. Note* see page 3 for details on suitcase weights.

17. Pullers may add weights and pull as many additional classes as they want. *See page 3 for expansion on this rule.

18. Racing fuel allowed. NO external gases or nitrous injected into engine.

19. All SATGEA rules will apply to any pull that uses SATGEA equipment.

20. No shifting of tractor gears while sled is in motion.

21. Engines may not be altered in external appearance.

22. If any part of your tractor falls off while you are pulling, you will be disqualified.

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23. Puller's butt must maintain seat contact at all times during the pull, or they will be disqualified.

24. Everyone must be behind the white boundary line on the track while the pulling tractor is moving, except the sled operators and puller. Anyone on the track will disqualify the puller.

25. No altered wheelbase in overall length of tractor.

26. All tractors pulling in the Southwestern Antique Tractor Association must have wheelie bars to CATPA Specs. *See page 3 for Specs.

27. 3.0 MPH Tractors must maintain stock appearance except for chrome exhaust, after market air filters and press steel wheels.

28. Pullers must sign up before a class starts in order to pull in that class.

WEIGHT CLASSES:

2,500 lb 6,500 lb
2,750 lb 7,000 lb
3,000 lb 7,500 lb
3,500 lb 8,000 lb
4,000 lb 8,500 lb
4,500 lb 9,000 lb
5,000 lb 10,000 lb
5,500 lb 11,000 lb
6,000 lb 12,000 lb

NOTE: No tractor may pull that weights more than 12,000 pounds plus 1%.

Maximum weight : 12,120 pounds.

There will be Two Points System

· 3.0 mph Speed Limit Class (A Class) will be 1 points system

· 6 mph Speed Limit Class (B Class) will be 1 points system

Points will be issued as follows:

l 1st place = 5 points

l 2nd place = 4 points

l 3rd place = 3 points

l 4th place = 2 points

l All others receive 1 point for pulling.

l All pullers must pull at least 5 pulls through out the season to be eligible for points awards.

Horn can blow 3 times.

· On 1st and 2nd blow of horn, puller should drop speed to turn horn off immediately.

· If horn blow the 3rd time, the pull is disqualified for trophies and points positions 5 -2. But puller will receive 1 point for the pull.

· When puller blows the horn approx. 3 seconds a red light will come on and the puller will be disqualified.

Ø Point Award Banquet meals for member will be paid for, guest will be $10.00.

All pulls will pull light to heavy.

Rule #2

In an effort to enforce new drawbar rules some specifics are being added. It should be understood that SATGEA drawbar rules were modified some years ago to allow everyone to get to the 20” maximum height. This meant that drawbars were no longer “Stock”. To meet new rules, there may be stock drawbars that have to be changed. All other drawbar rules still apply such as 18” minimum from drawbar hole to center of rear axle and slip type joints from hydraulic lifts.

Rule # 7 – All tractors must have a D ring or a twisted clevis to pull

D ring must be a minimum of 2 inches x 2 inches on the inside and must be a minimum of ¾ inch in diameter.
Twisted clevis must have a minimum of a ¾ inch hitch pin.

HANG ON OR SUITCASE WEIGHTS

#16. A. On front of tractor the farthest point of weights or weight bar can be no longer than 11’ from the center of the rear axle for “A & B” class tractors

B. For rear mounted Hang-ons, the weights have to be 6” on both sides away

from drawbar center. No closer than 4” to rear tire, and cannot extend

past outside most diameter if the rear tire.

C. Also, if hang-ons or wheel weights fall off during the pull, the pull will be

disqualified.

EXPANSION OF RULE # 17

#17 A. At a GIVEN PULL “A”class tractors can pull in “A”&“B” class but “B” class can not pull “A” class unless all “A” class rules are met.

• No tractor can pull more than once in a single class even with different drivers.

Should a person pull a tractor at 3.0 mph and chooses to move to 6 mph at another pull the points DO NOT MOVE.

EXPANSION OF RULE #25

#25 A. The front edge of the stabilizer pad can’t be further forward than the rear

most portion of the tire.

B. 10”Maximum height off ground.

C. Pad size 5 x 5 x ¼ inch thick.

D. 20” Minimum across pads from outside to outside

The wheelie bar must be able to support the weight of the tractor in the heaviest class pulled. To test, jack up the pads so tractor is completely off the ground.
The wheelie bars and draw bars will be inspected by officials while tractor is on the scales.

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Tire Sizes:

TIRES

Type of Tractor

Maximum Tire Width
A- Class

0 – 4,000 LB

All

14.9x38-15.5x38

4,500 – 7,000LB

Row Crop – Wide Front

14.9 or 15.5 x 38

4,500 – 5,000 LB

Standard

16.9x34

6, 000 and 7,00 LB

Standard

18.4x34

8,000 LB

Row Crop – Wide Front

16.9 x 38

Standard

18.4 x 34

Standards with 26” Tire Options

23.1 x 26

9,000LB

10, 000LB

11,000 LB

12,000 LB

Row Crops – Wide Front

and Tricycle

18.4 x 38

Standard

20.8 x 34

Standard with 26” Tire Options

23.1 x26

• B-Class Tractors

can run cut /altered tread tires size 18.4x38 in all weight
​classes

Notes

1: Any Tractor in any class may use 38” wheels

2: Any Standard Tractor using 38” diameter tires must abide by roe crop tire rules

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RPM LIMITS:

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