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post #1 of 20 Old 09-27-2006, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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sled pulling

until i joined this site ive never heard of a regular truck doing a sled pull, only those huge tractors with 4 engines. can somebody school me on the basics of it: how they hook it to the truck, the weight difference in the big tractors and these contests, and any other info about it you can think of. thanks

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If I didn't have to run to school I'd bring you up to speed but here is a few answers.

You use a big hitch and they have a big hook to attach it to the truck. The sled can weigh anywhere from 30k to 45k which is lighter then the one the tractors pull.

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If I didn't have to run to school I'd bring you up to speed but here is a few answers.

You use a big hitch and they have a big hook to attach it to the truck. The sled can weigh anywhere from 30k to 45k which is lighter then the one the tractors pull.

so when the start out they have 30k sittin on them?

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When you start out the bulk of the sled is on wheels. The big box on the sled has weight on it and as you run it shifts forward taking the weight off the wheels and putting it on the ground. The further forward it shifts the more the sled effectively weighs.

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When you start out the bulk of the sled is on wheels. The big box on the sled has weight on it and as you run it shifts forward taking the weight off the wheels and putting it on the ground. The further forward it shifts the more the sled effectively weighs.
these trucks that pull are they outrageously modded with 500+ hp?

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There are different classes, even the gassers can pull and everything from stock to outrageous pickups can pull. I pulled my truck here a couple months back.

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Stump, did you find out what you needed to know?

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Stump, did you find out what you needed to know?
yeah since being here ive learned alot about it

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I've been thinking about pulling at a local church fair that is held every year near our home. What is the best way to start out? 4 high or 4 low? Power braking? Lowering tire pressure?

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u better get some pics of that

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