High – Octane intensity explosion erupts onto the Schuylkill County Fair during the afternoon of August 6. Power hungry antique tractors battle it out at the antique tractor pull on the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. This event stars the area’s best drivers and their ground-powered machines.
Tractors must be model year 1959 or earlier and be wheel driven by the rear wheels only to be able to participate in the pull. Classic 1960 to 1972 factory turbo may participate with all antique rules applying. Rules for the antique tractor pulls can be found on line at www.schuylkillfair.com/exhibits/ or under the antique tractor pull tab on the fair’s homepage. Specific questions may be addressed by calling 570-739-4263 or emailing the questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The antique tractor drivers can pull in classes divided by weight. There are 16 classes to pull in. This power pulling motor sport competition requires tractor to pull a heavy sled along a track length with the winner being the tractor that pulls the sled farthest. All tractors in their respective classes pull a set weight on the sled. When a tractor gets to the end of the track this is known as a “full pull.” When more than one tractor completes the course, more weight is added to the sled. The winner is determined by the tractor that pulls the heaviest weight the furthest.
The sled is known as a weight transfer sled. This means that as it pulls down the track, the weight is transferred from over the rear axles and towards the front of the sled. As the weight moves resistance builds. The further the tractor pulls the sled the harder it gets.
Registration for the antique tractor pulls starts at 11AM at the Ag Museum on the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. Pulls will start approximately at 1 PM on Saturday August 6.
Schuylkill County Fair runs August 1 – 6 where “We have good things growing.” 33 years and growing better with each year. For more information about the Fair visit the fair web site at www.schuylkillfair.com or follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook.