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Tractor pull held at Carbon County Fair on Sat.

  • ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS A tractor pulls the sled while another tractor follows backing up to take the sled back to the starting line.
    ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS A tractor pulls the sled while another tractor follows backing up to take the sled back to the starting line.
Published August 12. 2013 05:04PM

A tractor pull, sponsored by the Pocono Old Tyme Farm Equipment Association for tractors from 1960 or older, was held at the Carbon County Fair on Saturday.

There were a few antiques but they were going to run with the classics, said Burdell Kuehner.

Kuehner and John Cady were the event announcers.

A sled is pulled as far as the tractor can go with an increasing weight as a weight box moves forward. It is judged on the greatest distance covered before the tractor comes to a standstill. Another tractor follows the tractor to pull the sled back to the starting point for the next contestant.

There are also a few classes for modified tractors though most will be stock models, said Cady. Some tractors are fitted with extra weight on the front.

A maximum speed of 3.5 miles per hour is allowed.

The first class was for tractors of 6,500 pounds. When a tractor reaches its farthest point the wheels spin and dig up the track. A scraper smooths it and a roller packs the dirt to give the next tractor the same opportunity.

For information check www.poconooldtyme.com. Club meetings are the fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the West End Fire Hall, Brodheadsville with new members always welcome.

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