Tractor Pulling History

Tractor pulling is not a farm event, nor is it a new extreme sport. Tractor pulling—power pulling—is, in fact, the world’s most powerful motorsport. Tractor pulling dates back to the 1800’s when contests were created to prove who had the strongest horse. In the late 1920’s, horses were replaced by motorized vehicles and audiences grew to international scope. 

 

Today, competitions pit modified pulling tractors and trucks in four different weight classes - each pulling up to 60,000 pounds (30 tons).  In elephant weight, the big tractors can pull about six elephants and the minis can pull two. 
Its rip roaring fun with modified pulling tractors performing full throttle forward wheelies and leaping front tires as some of the state’s most skilled and daring tractor drivers compete to pull the heaviest and farthest.