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Tractor Pulling Discussion Forum

Re: Track Length

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fsc puller

03-26-2013 04:48:52

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I prefer the shorter tracks, it makes the pull go quicker.

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03-26-2013 05:01:01

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 Re: Track Length in reply to fsc puller, 03-26-2013 04:48:52  
This is one of the big reasons I'm pushing for a shorter track.

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03-26-2013 05:23:42

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 Re: Track Length in reply to ABandi, 03-26-2013 05:01:01  
save fuel

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03-26-2013 08:14:31

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 Re: Track Length in reply to piston, 03-26-2013 05:23:42  
I doubt shortening the track 50 feet will save any measureable amount of fuel. If you are tractor puller I don't think you are overly concerned about saving fuel in the first place.

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wc puller

03-26-2013 06:20:58

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 Re: Track Length in reply to piston, 03-26-2013 05:23:42  
Abandi if you want to save time tell the club that jumping 500 pounds from class to class isn't a way to save time, this would help more than cutting 50 feet off the track, everyone else does a 1000 pounds

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03-26-2013 06:58:54

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 Re: Track Length in reply to wc puller, 03-26-2013 06:20:58  
A LOT of people dont feel like throwing 1000 pounds at a time.

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03-27-2013 07:42:26

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 Re: Track Length in reply to brentp4455, 03-26-2013 06:58:54  
Amen,500 lb weight difference,1000 lb difference makes it hard for some tractors to make even 2 classes say a tractor weighs 5000lb can"t make 4500lb so pulls 5500lb works good has 500 to move around,next classs is 6500lb not enough HP to pull that class so you are helping him to decide to just stay home rather than pull one time where he has a chance and have to pay a hook fee for a class where he has no chance

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03-26-2013 16:05:29

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 Re: Track Length in reply to brentp4455, 03-26-2013 06:58:54  
At the fair pulls around here, we start at 4,500, add 1,000 for 5,500, and then add 1,500 for 7,000. I personally like a 200-250' track for pace tractors to keep things moving.
This post was edited by mark49 at 18:31:40 03/26/13.

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