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Championship Tractor Pull

Clinton Tractor from Clinton, NY
Buell Fuels
Sunday, August 18th @ 11:00a.m.

Department: T
Herkimer County Fair
Superintendant: Kathy Elthorp

PREMIUMS: 1st $100 & Trophy, 2nd $45, 3rd $25.
Premiums will be reduced if less than 8 tractors per class.
If less than 6, payback will be 100% of entry fee per class.


A $100 CLINTON TRACTOR Gift Certificate will be given to all FIRST-PLACE winners in Classes Below


·    Division 1 – Antique: Class 1 - 5,500 Ibs, Class 2 - 6,500 Ibs 

·    Division 2 – Natural: Class 3 - 7,500 Ibs, Class 4 - 8500 Ibs, Class 5 - 9,500 Ibs 

·    Division 3 – Turbo: Class 6 - 9,500 Ibs, Class 7 - 11,500 Ibs, Class 8 -13,500lbs.

·    Division 4 – Hot Farm: Class 9 - 9,500 Ibs, Class 10 -11,500 Ibs, Class 11 - 13,500 Ibs.


  • Entries will be taken from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. only. Late entries will be charged an additional $5.00.

  • Entries must be filled out completely. A signed release form must be filled out by the driver and helper at time of entry

  • Entry fee is $20.00 per class. (non - refundable).

  • $10.00 Driver Pit Pass & $10.00 Crew Pit Pass seperate from Entry Fee. Limited to 2 wristbands (driver & one crew) 

  • No persons will be allowed in the pull area except driver of tractors.

General Rules

  • Herkimer County Fair is not responsible for any accidents or personal injury.

  • All drivers must be 18 years of age or older on the date of the pull. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in the show ring.

  • Tractor must be owned 30 days prior to this event.

  • All drivers and helpers must sign a release at the time of registration.

  • The decision of the tractor pulling committee will be final.

  • All hitches will be inspected at weigh-in and pulling committee has the right to disqualify any unsafe hitch. Hitch height will be at the discretion of the pulling committee.

  • If breakage occurs the pull will be measured to that point.

  • All drivers must obey flagman’s signals or risk elimination.

  • Drivers will be disqualified for reckless operations before, during and after the pull.

  • Tractors may be entered in only one division and can enter in 3 classes.

Safety and Tractor Operations

  • ​Operators must remain seated during the pull and must always have complete control of tractor,

  • No drivers or helpers will be allowed to participate under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medications that impair ability to control tractor.

  • All pulls must start from a tight hitch, no jerking allowed.

  • Tractors must remain within boundaries of contest course during the pull or will be disqualified.

  • Only one pull allowed per class unless to break a tie.

  • The pull will be considered over when the forward motion of pulling machine stops.

  • The order of pull will be determined by Superintendent.

  • Number one puller may re-pull only if weight machine is changed. .

  • Tractors must be stopped immediately upon signal from judge or disqualification will occur.

  • Lost weight while hooked to pulling machine will cause disqualification.

  • Drivers will be responsible for having tractor within weight limits or be disqualified.

  • Tractor must be removed from show ring after pulling. Only tractors that have a full pull may stay.

  • Front tires off the ground 25 inches or more will be deemed unsafe and will be disqualified.

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