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    Default Garden Tractor Pulling

    Almost time to get the pulling sled ready for the season up here in Northern Michigan.
    I have attached a picture of my Altered Stock 1954 Copar Panzer which is almost finished except for sheilds and paint.
    Anyone else here who pulls GTs?
    Bill
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    Ford/NH 1715

    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    justractors

    Where in Northern Michigan are you located? I'd like to see these GT pulls. I'm in Wolverine about 20 miles north of Gaylord.

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    Lowell - Just East of Grand Rapids
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    Exmark Turf Ranger - TR22KC604

    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    That is so trick looking. How much weight can it pull?
    I'm not sure how the events are run. Maybe it's how far you can pull a certain weight etc.

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    Use to pull w/a Speedex model 1832 and had blast.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    GT pulling just about faded out in this area now. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/sad.gif[/img]

    I'll try and send a photo but I think there to many pixs.

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    Columbia county NY
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    87 Ingersoll 444, 84 Ingersoll224/'44 GreavlyL/60'sGreavlyL/49 Ford 8N

    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    Nice tractor. I am guessing the that motor is just a tincy little bigger than what came with it.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] I got to say it does look like fun, but I do not think theres any pulling around here.

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    I live in Mancelona and I have put on pulls in Gaylord, Petoskey, and Mancelona. I am disbanding the pulling club I have tried to get started up here for the past four years due to lack of interest from the local communities.
    There is a club in Levering that I pull with and if you are interested please let me know.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    This little tractor weighted to 1200 pounds can pull a weight transfer sled weighing 3800 pounds.
    The winner is the one who pulls the most weight the furthest.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    You are right about the engine. It originally came with a 9 horsepower Briggs and Stratton with belt drive and I repowered it with a 16 horsepower Briggs and Stratton with chain drive and a three speed transmission.
    It has been a winter project and I still don't know what she will do on the track. Get to find out as soon as all the snow is gone and I can hook it to my sled.
    There are several pulling clubs in your state and most others.
    If you are interested please let me know and I will try to help you find one in your area.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    That's pretty impressive. I would've never guessed it could pull that much. I imagine that the proper gearing is also very important.

    I'd like to see one of these events. Anything happening in Western Michigan?

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Pulling

    Kevin,
    There used to be a club in Lawton down by Three Rivers. Last year they only pulled Antique and Classic farm tractors but supposedly they are going to pull GTs again this year.
    There is a pull in Laingsburg (just northeast of Lansing) on the 11th of May.
    Also a club called Judgement Day Pullers that pulls in Brown City, Sand Lake and others in your area.
    Another club called the Fast Farmers that pull out of Allendale I believe.
    I will find out for sure and let you know shortly.

    I have considered asking the owner of this site to add a garden tractor Pulling section here.
    There are many gaden Tractor pullers around that are disgusted over the new yahoo groups format and have been looking for a new home.
    One group has over 1500 members and another about 500.

    Bill

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