Who would have ever thought hooking things up to a tractor for it to pull would become such a rising form of entertainment? But the truth is that tractor pulling is a highly successful event with popularity across the country.
This type of competition has quite a long history and many of the tractors that compete in such events do not look like the typical ones you’d see plowing the farm fields. Not quite the same as monster truck events, these tractors nonetheless put on quite the performance testing agility and strength.
Here are some fun facts you might not have known about the sport of tractor pulling:
- The “idea” of hooking one thing up to another to see how far it could be pulled originated in the 1860’s with horses. Farmers would attach a horse to a barn door with people sitting on it and tested to see how far the horse could pull the load. This popular strength test began to include tractors in the 1930’s.
- The average feet a tractor has to drag a “sledge”, which is a heavy sled comprised of metal materials, is 300 feet. However, some tractors are spruced up with as many as three V8 engines so the distance could actually be much farther.
- Tractors involved in this sport look more like forms of art than actual tractors. Owners do all they can to make theirs look original, with decorative paint jobs, multiple engines and discarded military machinery.
- Spectators can participate in one of two ways. They can bet on the specific tractor or the specific driver. Most of these events take place at fairs during the summer and early fall months.
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