Vintage Tractor Pull

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Come and see the vintage brawn of the barn! Restored vintage tractors, built in 1960 or earlier, will square off in six different weight classes in this popular invitational event in the Scotiabank Saddledome Sunday, July 9 and Monday July 10. The winners will be determined by the highest aggregate score over two pulls.

New to the Vintage Tractor Pull this year is Tractor Up, where competitors will display theirdriving prowess in a head to head matching of skills.

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to get up close to these beautifully restored Vintage Tractors at the Show and Shines! Vot for your favorite tractor via Twitter or paper ballot at the Sunday, July 9 Show and Shine.

Don't miss this event - it is an opportunity for young and old to relive our western heritage in a fun, entertaining, and competitive package.

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 9–10, 2017
Entry Closing Date: May 5, 2017 4:00 PM
Location: Saddledome

Schedule

Vintage Tractor Pull Schedule (subject to change)

July 9, 2017 

  • Show and Shine: 5:00-6:00pm, Country Trail
  • Round 1: 7:00pm, Scotiabank Saddledome

July 10, 2017 

  • Show and Shine: 3:30-4:30pm, Country Trail
  • Round 2: 6:00pm, Scotiabank Saddledome

 

Class List

Featherweight - 1,000 to 3,999 lbs           

Class #1 - 4,000 to 4,999 lbs             

Class #2 - 5,000 to 5,999 lbs

Class #3 - 6,000 to 6,999 lbs

Class #4 - 7,000 to 8,499 lbs

Class #5 - 8,500 to 9,999 lbs

Entry Fees

The Vintage Tractor Pull competition is an invitational event. An application for invitation is attached to the bottom of this web page. The emphasis is on showcasing these immaculately restored vintage tractors 1960 and older. You will not want to miss this event as these shining machines display the hard work and pride that has gone into their restoration.

 

Awards

Ribbons will be presented up to and including third place in each class.  Each contestant that participates in the Stampede Vintage Tractor Pull will receive an appreciation gift and a special invitation for two to a private Stampede lunch in the Saddledome.

Rules

Rules:

Please read the Calgary Stampede General Rules:

GENERAL RULES

 

2017 VINTAGE TRACTOR PULL - RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Tractors shall be farm stock model units, 1960 or older.  Fuel of day shall be permitted where operator's manual specifies (i.e. distillate, kerosene, water, gas).  No power booster fuels or pressurized containers allowed (i.e. propane, alcohol, aviation fuel).  Motor R.P.M. to be factory +100 R.P.M.  No override on governor allowed (i.e. string, wire, rope, etc.).

2. Hoods are to remain on tractors. 

3. Tractors must be painted, rust and dirt free. 

4. Single tires ONLY permitted.  No steel wheels may compete.

5. Additional weights must not at any time interfere with operator or controls or said tractor will be disqualified for that pull only.

6. Hitch height:  MAXIMUM HEIGHT FROM THE GROUND TO THE TOP OF THE DRAW BAR SHALL BE 18 INCHES.  Hitch height must be such that the tractor shall maintain stability at all times.  This is interpreted to mean that the point of "draft" shall not exceed 18 inches.

7. There will be zero tolerance for alcohol or drugs.

8. NEW for 2017: Drivers are expected to wear appropriate attire, defined as long sleeved collared shirt, long pants and closed toe shoes.

9. For safety reasons, there will be no passengers allowed on the tractors during the cavalcade to the Stampede grounds.

10. The winner of the class shall be determined by the total of two pulls.  Ribbons will be presented up to and including third place in each class.  Each contestant that participates in the Stampede Vintage Tractor Pull will receive an appreciation gift and a special invitation for two to a private Stampede lunch in the Saddledome.

11. The contestant will be stopped if:

          a) The two front wheels simultaneously leave the track six inches or more.
          b) One front wheel leaves the track 12 inches or more.
          c) Due to an extended period of lift off track by front wheel(s), one wheel stops rotating.
          d) Driver bounces, or is not on seat at all times.

When the tractors are backing up to hook onto the sled, the driver must raise both hands.  When the tractor is finished pulling, they will be flagged to stop. A FIVE FOOT PENALTY WILL BE IMPOSED IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT STOP WHEN THE FLAG IS DROPPED.

12. Only the drivers and contest officials will be permitted in the track area during the actual competition. 

13. The committee and the judges shall determine the sled setting deemed necessary for the day.

14. PLEASE NOTE:

       a) De-clutching for shifting once contestant's pull has proceeded past the fair start mark is not permitted.
       b) 1953-1955 models may use shift-on-the-go assists if tractor is so equipped (i.e. torque amplifier, hydra-shift).  De-clutching of master clutch is not            allowed.

15. Three tries will be allowed to start the sled, providing the two first pulls do not exceed the fair start marker.  The fair start mark shall be located exactly fifty feet from the start line.

16. NEW for 2017: If in the event the first tractor to pull in a Class has a Full Pull, then that tractor will re-pull and the sled re-calibrated.

17. An exhibitor lodging a protest must submit it in writing to the Agriculture Administration Department before 10:00 a.m. the day following the cause of protest, and a receipt must be obtained. A protest must state plainly the cause of complaint or appeal and must be accompanied by a deposit of $500 which shall be forfeited to the Stampede, if the said protest is unsuccessful.

CLASSES:

Featherweight - 1,000 to 3,999 lbs           

Class #1 - 4,000 to 4,999 lbs             

Class #2 - 5,000 to 5,999 lbs

Class #3 - 6,000 to 6,999 lbs

Class #4 - 7,000 to 8,499 lbs

Class #5 - 8,500 to 9,999 lbs

 

CALGARY STAMPEDE

Farm Equipment Committee

Committee

Mike James (Chair), Brad Hurt (Vice Chair), Layne Baker (Vice Chair), Bob Boswell, Ed Braun, Rowland Davies, Dean Ellingson, Don Ellingson, Barry Gordon, Dave James, Wes James, Zen Littke, Brett Warder (Ag Manager), Sam Coutu (Agriculture Program Manager)

  • Presenting Sponsor
  • Cervus Equipment