Antique Tractor Pull ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Last Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day for a tractor pull! The sun was shining, the humidity was low, a breeze was blowing, and the temps were in the upper seventies. After two days of downpours, the clay on the track was very wet and that meant it wasn’t optimum conditions for pulling. But for spectating, it was just perfect.

Joshua is fortunate that his uncles and auntie-to-be are tractor pullers so he was the envy of all two-year-olds and got an up-close look at the tractors and got to hang out with the cool kids before they started pulling.

Uncle Jonathan and Uncle Nathaniel watch a pull and wait by Nate’s Case tractor, the smaller of his two tractors pulls in the 3500lb class.

Auntie Ellen poses on Uncle Jon’s Ford tractor. She pulls in the 4500lb class with it, and Uncle Jon pulls in the 5500lb class. Weights are added to increase the tractor’s weight so it can pull in the heavier class. I think it’s sweet that they share the tractor!

Joshua watches the noisy tractors pull back and forth from the safety of the sidelines. I’m sure that in a few years he’ll want to be in the pit helping his uncles, and before long he’ll be pulling with his own antique tractor. He says he wants a John Deere, but I’d love to see him on a blue tractor to match his blue eyes. The problem is that this antique class only accepts 1955 and older tractors, and at that time Ford tractors weren’t blue, they were red and gray like Uncle Jon’s. Maybe we can import an old blue Fordson from Europe… Ha!

Uncle Jon pulls in the 5500lb class.

Uncle Nate pulls in the 5500lb and 6500lb class with his larger Case tractor. Yes, he has TWO of them. Check out that wheelie! Don’t worry, it’s a rule that there are wheelie bars on the back of the tractor to prevent it from tipping over backwards.

Since we were there all day, Joshua had plenty of time to watch intently as well as run around in the freshly mowed hay field. What fun he had!

Have you ever been to a tractor pull? What’s your favorite kind of tractor?

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20 Responses to Antique Tractor Pull ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

  1. One of my sons would love to have one of these tractors.
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  2. That looks like a lot of fun…
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  3. What a fun sport! And those wheels ARE huge!
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  5. Definitely looks like family fun!
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  6. Looks like you’re having a great time. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.
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  7. hahahaha boys and their toys!
    Have a great w/w!
    Carolyn

  8. My kids love to watch the tractor pulls every year at the fair.
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  9. This is awesome! Our family has a 1950′s Massey.
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  10. tractor pulls are so much fun! i havent been to one in a long while. your photos are great!
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  11. That is awesome! Love tractor pulls!

  12. I am partial to the red cub, your very first photo. I learned how to drive, driving one of those.
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  13. My son would have LOVED this!
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  14. Oh my goodness the Critter would have *loved* this! Where was it, may I ask?
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  15. That looks like a lot of fun!
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  17. Love it! I’ve never seen anything like it and what a beautiful day :-)

  18. We used to do this in my hometown! It was always so much fun.

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  19. Milynn

    Love the tractors! And that wheelie looks so cool but scary at the same time!

    I stumbled upon your blog from the Wordless Wednesday Link party and I love the layout!

    -Milynn
    Love and Whimsy

  20. Thank you for visiting Wordless Wednesday at http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your photo this week! I hope to see you again soon.
    Have a great week,
    NCSue

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