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Pullers & Trophies.

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Pullers & Trophies.

Just wondering if there is any interest among the Pullers

to display there puller and the Trophies they have won.

Jeff

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Our club doesn't give out trophies, just an envelope with cash in it.

Here's my puller:

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And here's my "trophies" from last season and so far this season:

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That is a tractor to be proud of Jim!! :wicked:

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Looks like some serious frustration for the competition...that is...if there is any. :)

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:) I have seen Jim's puller in person, that is one AWESOME puller. Trophies just take up space, but they are nice to get, cash you can spend, keep getting the cash. :flags-usa:

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Thanks everybody. Stay tuned, I'm building another one over the winter........."Frustration too", a V twin.

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:handgestures-fingerscrossed: Hoping the next one's a :wh: Jim?

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No, sorry. I went that route once. I use Wheel Horses for everything else, but I just couldn't compete against the cubs with one, hence the name "Frustration".

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These were won last year by my daughter and i.. well mostly her. Lol

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What makes the cubs better pullers?

What kind of mods are done to the engines?

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Engine mods will depend on the class and and the pulling club's rules.

One thing that helps the cubs is the availability of aftermarket driveline parts. You can get any gear combination you would ever need. Both of my transaxles have 4 forward gears and no reverse. One has 18, 19, 20 and 21 tooth gears with a 16% overdrive that gives them the same ratio as 20 through 23 tooth gears, the other has the same gears with a 26% overdrive, effectively making them 22 through 25 tooth gears. Both rear ends are using a 7 1/4" Mopar carrier and axles (shortened).

Another big thing they have going for them is they're shaft drive with a clutch. There are also a lot of aftermarket clutches available, a VW Beetle clutch can be modified to fit also. The belt drives lose horsepower due to the friction of the belts on the pulleys.

I started with a Wheel Horse and was beating the other belt drive tractors with it, but couldn't compete with the cubs. I tried to talk the club into adding 2 more classes, a belt drive 14 hp, and 16 hp class, but they weren't interested so out of frustration I built a cub pulling tractor. I've been the points champion in the class with that tractor for the last 2 years. I think they wish now that they would have let me have my belt drive class.

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Thank you, R jenson

Those are nice Tractors & Trophies.

Thank you for sharing.

Its good to see family involvement. The garden tractor pulls are a great

way to have family fun and get to know great people.

Winning money is cool to, unfortunately we don’t have that in the club.

Here are a few pictures of my puller. (Rusty) not pretty but it gets the job done.

Nora is seven years old and the first youth puller to drive Rusty.

Nora’s Mother and Grandmother had a great day watching her pull.

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Jeff

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Jim_M, Thanks for the info. There are some neat looking pullers out there.

I wonder if anyone has tried to replace the belt and pulley system with a chain and sprocket system on the wheel horses to get rid of the belt slip?

That probably would still not be as good as the cub drive system.

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I've seen some horses with lots of power never have belt issues!

You cannot simply replace the belt with chain, you'd have no clutch!!

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Jim_M, Thanks for the info. There are some neat looking pullers out there.

I wonder if anyone has tried to replace the belt and pulley system with a chain and sprocket system on the wheel horses to get rid of the belt slip?

That probably would still not be as good as the cub drive system.

You misunderstood me, I'm not saying the belts slip, I'm saying they have higher friction. I had 3 heavy springs on my Wheel Horse and never slipped the belt. I had to replace it a couple of times but that was more from trying to start out smoothly.

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Got it. I did misunderstand. I reread what you said and you did not say they slip.

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All done. I changed my mind about the name at the last minute and went with "Evil Twin" instead.

 

 

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Jim That is great looking. I like the name. great looking puller.

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Our first pull of the season is June 1st, we're off to a late start this year for some reason. I'll let you know what happens.

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Holy excrement dude, that's a freakin' puller :music-headbanger:

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