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Got the itch....... whats it take?

Alright, Ive got the itch to do some pulling. However I cant afford to Break my truck doing it. So im considering the possibility of convincing my father in law his 720 deere is wasting away in the corner of his barn.... A few years ago he had talked about tweaking it a bit and hooking it.

So my first question is, where can i go to get some basic rules and class requirements? Im in southern Indiana, I dont know what sanctioning bodies there are locally.

Are there Classes that are essentially Stockish? This tractor has been restored once and I doubt i can convince him to get too crazy with it....

Ive been involved in some gas pulling trucks, so I do understand what "stock" classes turn into. Im starting to get that competitive itch and Cant afford race cars anymore and gota do somthing between demo derbies.

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what part of southern indiana are you in? I dont know much about the rules of tractor pulling but i could possibly find out

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nm i just saw your sig and saw your in terre haute

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here's the link

www.pulloff.com

Post the question there...someone should be able to tell you who to contact. Be sure to tell them antique/farm stock type.

Also you may want to try ytmag.com for their forum.

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Basicly your so called stock tractor pull is the biggest cheater wins lol. I have a 1952 John Deere A. Its all stock other then having the cylinders bored .90 over and high compression aluminum pistons, and cam ground to exactly where it should be for factory spec's. I pulled the sled at the Two Cylinder Expo in Canadagua NY and basicly did nothing then go 2 or 3 yards, but when i pull the dead weight sled i walk away with it. It's all about what your pulling, and your power to weight ratio. I say if you want to tweak it a little have the cylinders bored get some good pistons. My dad has been working on two cylinders all his life and owns about 20 of them so he knows a thing or two about them he posts on www.yesterdaystractors.com, it a fourm for farm equipment of any and all kinds. Post on there and you should be able to find out what you need to know pretty fast. Just dont butcher a nice looking 720 and put those weight brackets all over it!!!!!! please

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