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
Lots of fun photo opportunities will be arriving as the fall fairs start up. You are off to a good star.
What fantastic action photos of a lovely family fun day, Thanks for sharing. Greetings, Jo, (East Africa)
That's a sport I've never heard of.
Fun post, great action shots.
my kind of photo phun. once upon a time, more than 50 years ago, I drove a tractor just like the red one.
Wow there is nothing like a good tractor pull. I must admit we go to quite a few but I have never seen that before. B
Were you at Sutton Fair?
ha ha! we used to go to tractor pull events when i was a kid in wisconsin. :)
tractor pulls are fun to watch. love the colors in the first photo with the red of the tractor and that guy in blue! great series of pics :)
how fun :)
what fun to see the tractor pulls! We'll have to get our 3 daughters out to see one somewhere!
Yellowstone and Montana vacation regards on our way homeward
Love this post. Wonderful work.
Fine shots of this competition and this one owner's dilemma. Nice story-telling series.
What a fun post. I've heard of tractor pulls and think I even went to one as a child long ago.
Looks like a fun time to spend outdoors. I am one of those who never of heard of this before.
Wow - never seen a tractor wheel off before.
A great series of photos giving a real sense of what it was like to be there.
A tractor that rears like a horse. What next...? LOL!
I thought the second to last photo was of a flying tractor for a second until I saw the chain holding it up. Great to see such traditions being kept up!
Quite the bizarre sport but probably a lot of fun to watch!
Great post...we have big trucks smashing things, but no tractor pulls so far as know. Your photos are super!
These images of tractor pull's brings back memories. We would go to the Sandwich Fair in Sandwich, IL and watch these, fun times. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Appreciate your kind words.
Learned something today! I had never heard of a tractor pull. Not sure that I'd go to one, but looks interesting. :)
This is something new to me. Great pics.
OH-OH is right--you took the words right out of my mouth!
Big boys and their big toys. Yes, we've seen it many times.... It's fun and not as dangerous as some other events.
I have seen tractor pulls actually in a suburban area. Loud as it was, it was extraordinarily cool to see a workhorse that's not a horse, but a beast of burden as well! Although the driver is perhaps a bit sheepish (a farm pun :) after losing his wheels...
These are great! Looks like a fun event.
Oopsy. My son had this happen in his bronco - it wasn't good, lol.
Amazing, the physics that make tractors possible!
I've been to tractor pulls before, but I have never seen a wheel come off. Thanks for the great pictures and the explanation.
hihi, that´s cool. Looks like they manged anyway. :)
where was this at? Are you going to the Barrie Fair in Cookstown this weekend?
Such a wonderful red tractor!
Have a nice day
Wow, this encourages me! We just recently had 2 new tires put on our tractor. I've been meaning to do something with some of the photos I took...
I haven't been to a tractor pull in about three years. Your photos make me sorry I missed this year's fair. ;(
I feel sorry for the guy who lost a wheel.
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