Antique General Rules
1. Drivers must be able to safely maintain control of tractor at all times. Those under 18 years of age must have parental/guardian permission.
2. Drivers must stay on the seat of the tractor at all times. Hands must be on the steering wheel, hand clutch, or throttle. Feet must stay on platform at all times during the pull.
3. Any tractor or puller found to be unsafe or illegal may be disqualified or barred from hooking. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted during pull.
4. Any tractor parts falling off (weights, flywheel covers, etc.) while hooked to the sled will result in disqualification.
6. Wheelie bars are required. Materials used must be strong enough to support the weight of the tractor when a jack is placed under the pad. Each pad must be at minimum of 4" square and no more than 10” high.
7. A tractor is allowed one hook per class and unlimited hooks per pull.
8. Draw bars must be stationary in all directions. The hitch hole must allow hook point to flow freely and be parallel with the ground.
DIVISION II - Draw bars will have a maximum height of 18" and no less than 18" from center of axle to hook point.
DIVISIONS III, III+, IV - Draw bars will have a maximum height of 20" and no less than 18" from center of axle to hook point.
9. Weights must not extend rearward beyond rear tires and cannot be more than 11 feet from the center of the rear axle to furthest point forward. Must be stock wheelbase--cannot be altered.
10. No radial tires. No steel wheels. Two wheel drive only. No duals.
11. Tractors must be naturally aspirated. All tractors must have a working safety kill switch.
12. Gas, diesel or LP fuels only. No alcohol or nitrous oxide fuels maybe used in tractors. Gas is allowed with a maximum of 750 specific gravity. All tractors are subject to random fuel checks. Tractors manufactured to use diesel fuel only cannot be converted to gas or LP.
13. Fan-guards on all tractors (side shield or fan shield). Mandatory.
14. MPH will be checked from 1/2 track until the pull is completed. Example – You can’t blow the horn after the front of the SLED passes the half-track cone.
15. RPMs allowed will be determined by the M&W chart. Any tractor not listed will use manufacturer's data. A 20% margin of error will be permitted for all classes.
16. Tractors must have the Stock Ag engine, frames, transmission, rear end and axle housing or manufacturer’s replacement. No adapter plates allowed for engine. Transmission - front end to bolt up.
DIVISION II ONLY -- Radiators, front end, and fuel tanks must be in original location. No front-mount fuel tanks. No aluminum wheels.
17. Massey 33, Oliver 77, and like size tractors are not allowed below 4000#. Oliver 88, Farmall M, Massey 44, MM-U, Case- C & D, JD- A and up and like size tractors are not allowed in classes below 4500#.
18. Enhanced electrical systems permitted in all divisions. No rev limiters allowed. Must have a working governor.
19. Heads, blocks (jugs), manifolds must be the same manufacturer as the crankcase and frame. Replacement manufacturer allowed. Headers allowed in Division III, III+, and IV only.
20. Any Ag type carburetor allowed. Must be single barrel and throat and draft direction as originally manufactured.
21. Spacer plates and girdles will have no more than 1" above and below the center line of the crank shaft 2" total.
22. Any jerking of sled or side stepping clutch will result in disqualification.
23. All MOTPA pulls will run only MOTPA classes and weight of scales will be at zero tolerance.
24. Judge's or promoter's decision is final at all times during the pull.
25. Tractor, not sled must remain inbounds at all times during the pull. Tractor out of bounds will result in disqualification. No stopping after the 50ft. mark. Boundary lines will be in place on the track for all pulls. Flag person has the discretion to disqualify the puller if he/she does not stop when flagged.
26. Anyone to protest a tractor will post a $50.00 fee and PROTESTERS tractor(s) will be checked first.