***NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS FROM 2023, FOR YOUR REFERENCE… 2024 CHANGES/UPDATES WILL BE AVAILABLE MID MAY OF 2024!
HERITAGE TRACTOR CLUB SHOW
Chairperson: Grant Greenwood (905) 983-6312 email:[email protected]
ANTIQUE TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT SHOW
This display is for antique tractors and equipment, ” hit and miss” engines, vintage lawn tractors, vintage snowmobiles and any other older relevant historical items you would like to display. These items can be brought for display starting on Wednesday evening or Thursday prior to the opening of the fair at 4 p.m. No prior membership or registration is required. Exhibitors will be required to purchase a $10.00 membership to the Orono Agricultural Society at the time of registration which will include an exhibitor’s pass to the fair. The fair is open until 4 p.m. on Sunday and it is expected that the exhibits will remain on the fairgrounds until closing time. This year Allis Chalmers will be the feature tractor and everyone is encouraged to bring their Allis Chalmers tractors. If you have questions or would like to assist organizing this display, contact Glen Middleton
Lawn Mowers and Lawn Tractors: There will be a display of vintage lawn mowers and lawn tractors and everyone is encouraged to bring theirs. There will be awards for the best displays.
Fair Parade: Display tractors are welcome to participate in the Fair Parade on Saturday morning. Please contact Glen Middleton (905-786-2971) to reserve a spot.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULLING DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, September 9, 12:30 p.m.
in front of the grandstand See Pulling Demonstration Rules for details. In addition, tractors from the model years 1960-1969
are also allowed to pull for “demonstration purposes” (no awards will be provided). These tractors will be subject to the same pulling rules.
KID’S PEDAL PULL TRACTOR
Sunday, September 10, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.,
in the antique tractor display area. Participation is free and is intended for kids up to 80 lbs. They will have the opportunity to use
a pedal tractor to pull a miniature replica of the pulling sled that is used by the antique tractors. Treats are provided for all participants.
Orono Heritage Tractor Club Antique Tractor Pulling Demonstration Rules 2023
The following pulling demonstration rules have been developed in the interest of preserving and displaying antique tractors. It is anticipated that all persons participating in pulling demonstration events will accept these rules for this purpose and in the spirit which they were intended.
1. Must be of a model/series that was manufactured in 1959 or prior.
2. History of tractor is to be provided for announcer.
3. Tractor to pull in one class only. Class winner may be allowed to move up to the next class and will pull last for demonstration purposes and will not be able to place.
4. First puller of a class (except in a pull off) has the option to repull. The decision must be made prior to unhooking from the sled and the puller will repull in 2nd or 3rd position.
5. During hookup, tractor must be in neutral and driver’s hands and feet must be off controls.
6. Hooker / unhooker must stand behind the apron to hook/unhook tractor.
7. Track width is 16 feet.
8. Puller must be available prior to pull.
9. Absolutely no jerking of sled at start of pull.
10. Puller has 25 feet to restart.
11. Torque amplifiers may not be shifted while pulling.
12. Tractors may not exceed a designated maximum speed limit. (currently 4.5 mph but this may be changed if conditions justify it.) The first time the horn blows is cond time is the end of the pull stance determined at this point).
1. No association with drugs or alcohol.
2. No passengers on tractor.
3. Driver must remain seated during pull.
4. Driver must be at least 16 years of age. If under 18 years of age, written authorization of a parent or legal guardian is required.
5. Operator must be in attendance at tractor when it is running.
6. Driver must wear closed toed footwear.
7. Driver must wear a DOT approved helmet (or a higher rated helmet) and must use the chin strap.
1. Tractor must be stock (not modified). This includes having the proper and complete front end assemblies and fenders (if originally equipped with fenders).
2. Tires may be “loaded” and wheel weights are allowed but not suitcase weights.
3. No strings attached to governor or carburetor.
4. Maximum tire size allowed is 38” diameter. Only rubber tires are allowed. The use of radial tires as well as any cut tires is discouraged as they are not consistent with antique tractors.
a) All tractors must have a drawbar. If none, the tractor must enter one weight class higher.
b) Maximum height is 20 inches and must be rigid in all directions. Maximum height is 18 inches for tractors in the 2700 lb class.
c) Minimum 30 inches measured horizontally from point of pull to center of rear axle. (allowance may be made for factory drawbars less than 30”)
Tractors will pull in the following weight classes:
1) 2700 lb. with rims 28” and smaller
2) 3500 lb. with rims 28” and smaller
3) 4000 lb.
4) 4500 lb.
5) 5500 lb.
6) 6500 lb.
7) 7600 lb.
8) 9000 lb.