What do you suppose this antique tractor was doing when the tire came off?
Another old tractor in the competition
Like the modified tractor above, it was pulling a sledge with a heavy weight on it. Tractor pulling is a popular motorsport in farming areas across North America, Europe and Australia. But if you live in a city or suburb you may never have seen or heard of it before.
The flag is still green but the tractor is rearing like a horse
The winner owns the tractor that pulls a weight transfer sledge the farthest. As the tractor moves down the 90-metre (300-foot) track, the weight on the sledge moves forward from the axle towards the front of the sledge making it harder to pull because in front of the wheels there's a pan that digs into the track.
Tractor in first photo being helped off the track
Unfortunately for this poor driver, a wheel came off as his tractor reared.
Rolling the tire off the track