At this time of year, many compact tractor pulling contests are
Being held at fairs and various shows. In order to get the maximum
Performance from the Elec-Trak tractors in dead weight sled pulling
Contests, you must do the following:
1. HITCH POINT. As you know, the hitch point can be very critical
Depending upon the type of sled used and height of the connection to
The sled, the hitch point on the tractor may have to be varied. If
Possible, review the type if sled being used before you go to the
Contest or make your pull. In most cases, the optimum pull point is
10” to 12” above the ground level. The standard hitch on the Elec-Trak
tractor is designed for conventional use and is not the best hitch
point for pulling contests. We will have an optional heavy duty
hitch available in a few months, however many dealers have already
made up their own hitch for these events. A heavy rope over each
side of the axle housing will do a better job than the conventional hitch
(hitch) was designed lower for the lawn cart and sweeper). Be very
careful when hooking up to the sled that your hitch point to the
Elec-Trak tractor is not lower than the hitch point to the sled. If
The point of hitch is lower on the tractor than on the sled, the
Weight will tend to lift the rear wheels off the ground when you
Begin to pull. You want some down pull on the rear of the tractor.
If you are allowed extra weight, fill tires for maximum advantage
2. TIRE PRESSURE Between 4 to 8lbs. of tire pressure in the rear wheels
gives optimum traction. You must be careful that you do not reduce
the tire pressure to much, or you will end up breaking the bead and
have a flat tire during the pull. Extra large (width) tires can also
be used effectively, especially when filled.
3. GEAR SELECTION In a pull contest from a dead stop, the trans-
axle lever should be in the LL position. In this position, the tractor
has maximum pull capability. In a time/weight contest (i.e., load-
ing a moving sled use L position.
4. SPEED CONTROL LEVER POSITION The speed/control lever must be in the
THIRD position for maximum torque. This third position is located
By listening to the clicks as you push the throttle forward. You
Will hear three (3) distinct clicks from the control panel area.
You should be sure to recognize this third position so that when you
Enter the pull contest, you can get into the right speed control setting.
When starting the pull content, immediately push the lever into this third
Position and LEAVE IT there during the entire pull.
5. ADDING WEIGHT In most cases, additional weight will not be needed
for traction. However, to assure the front end does not lift in
weight/speed contests, it may be advisable to leave the mower attached.
Keep it raised to it’s full lift position.
I found this in some Elec-Trak things, Looks like it might from 1972