Grand River Antique Society annual show, second weekend in August 

Antique Tractor Pulling

Antique Tractor Pulling will be on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. Bring your tractor and see how much she can pull.  Classes are determined by weight, hook fees apply. The pull sled is supplied by Maurice and Lorraine Rutherford of Ayr, Ontario.


GRAND RIVER ANTIQUE SOCIETY

ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL RULES

 

1-The judge's have the right to stop and/or disqualify any tractor that is not operated in a safe manner

2-The tractor must be 30 years or older

3-Tractor drawbar height and/or the point of hitch is to be a maximum of 18" to ground

4-Tractor drawbar length to be no less than 15" from centre of axle to point of hitch

5-Tractor governor must work (no strings or wires attached for overriding)

6-Wheel and suitcase weights can be used, as long as securely attached, and not placed behind rear axle

7- Tractors can pull on 3 point cross bar, long as rigid stay bars are used. No pulling with chain hook around a trailer ball, proper made eye rings or clevis only

8-Pulling positions to be on a first come basis

9-Tractors must be in neutral while be hitched and unhitched

10-The operator must be seated during the pull, no riders allowed on the tractor at any time when tractor is on show grounds

11-Spectators must stay behind ropes, only officials or helpers in the track area

12-Pull will end when the forward motion of the stops, or the unit runs off the side of the track

13-The operator must stop the tractor immediately when the red flag is waved

14-The tape measure on the sled will be the only official measurement used

15-The first puller in each class is allowed to keep his pull, or forfeit the measurement and take it over in 3rd place

16-In case of a tie pull off, each tractor will only pull once

17-First place finisher may move up to last in next class, with no added weight and no hook fee

18-Consumption of drugs, alcohol, or any extreme horseplay will result in disqualification from the pulls

19-Insurance is required for liability, and the registration card must be signed stating as such

20-The operator of the pulling tractor must be 16 years of age, or accompanied by an adult at all times

21-Pullers can add weights, move up to the next class, as long as they reweight and pay another hook fee

Lawn & Garden Tractor Pulling

We are having a Lawn and Garden Tractor Pulls on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m.  We have purchased our own  pull sled for our Garden Tractors. Bring out your garden tractor and show us what she's got. 
  Grand River Antique Society  Lawn & Garden Tractor Pull Classes

WEIGHT CLASS:

800            1000              1100             1250          (can enter in 2 classes only)


STOCK CLASS:

FACTORY LAWNMOWER CONFIGURATION, REAR FENDERS INCLUDED

STOCK LAWNMOWER ENGINE, 1 OR 2 CYLINDER

WORKING GOVERNOR, MAX 3800 RPM, RANDOM CHECKING MAY OCCUR

HITCH ABOVE AXLE, WHEELIE BARS REQUIRED

HITCH BELOW AXLE, WHEELIE BARS RECOMMENDED


MODIFIED CLASS:

NON TYPICAL LAWNMOWER CONFIGURATION

WHEELIE BARS REQUIRED

ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION REWORK

ALCOHOL ,TURBO CHARGED, SNOWMOBILE OR MOTORCYCLE ENGINE

UP TO 4 CYL GAS ENGINE

SAFETY KILL SWITCH AT BACK OF TRACTOR REQUIRED

FRONT EXTENDED WEIGHTS ALLOWED


LAWN GARDEN TRACTOR PULL RULES

(We try to follow OTTPA Garden Tractor safety rules)

*The Garden Tractor Pulls are for fun demonstration purposes only,

 no prizes are to be awarded*

1                Maximum rear tire size is 26 X 12 X 12

2                All added weights must be securely attached, ahead of rear axle(except attached wheel weights), not higher than underside of seat, no sitting on weights

3                Wheelie bars must have pads (min of 3”square) or tires (min 4” diameter x 1” wide) and be maximum of 6” off ground, and minimum 6” behind rear tires, and able to hold weight of tractor and driver

4                Minimum age of 12  and to be accompanied by adult at all times, minimum of 16 to pull on own

5                Drivers must remain seated during pull

6                Pulling order will be assigned at time of registration

7                The tractor is to pull with a tight chain, no jerking

8                The flagman/track officials have full control and final say on all                                decisions to be made in the track area

9                Commitment cone will be 25’ down the track. You may stop and start                  again (only once) if you do not pass the cone, however once past, the pull is registered

     10             No horseplay, speeding, passengers, foul language, alcohol will be allowed.                  Disqualification to pull by track officials may happen           

11             Insurance is required, and a signature on the registration form stating                        as such is compulsory. Anyone under 16 must have signed consent from parent/guardian on registration form.

12             All tractors must be weighed and classed by a track official

13             Factory lawnmower configuration means factory build and design.

14             Modified hitch to have a minimum of 1 ½” diameter hole to hook the                               pull sled, capable to take a 3/8" slip hook , or 3/8" clevis, maximum height of 13" to point of hook.

15             Any parts or weights to fall off tractor during pull will result in disqualification

16             Proper fitting helmets are required while pulling. CSA or DOT  approved.

17             Safety kill switch must disarm ignition and any powered fuel supply.

18             Track officials have the right to change any rules, on the spot, due to                    safety concerns.

19             Unless factory muffler, all exhaust must point up.


Threshing & Baling


Threshing with an antique threshing machine and stationary baler may occur throughout the weekend. Before the combine, threshing was done by a threshing machine. Club members have cut grain with a binder and loaded the sheaves on a wagon weeks before the show to bring you this live demonstration. Sheaves are hand fed into the threshing machine where the grain is separated and the straw is blown into a stack ready for baling. Then it is fed into the stationary baler where it is hand tied with wire (not twine) and comes out in big heavy square bales of straw.

Saw Mill

Throughout the weekend the guys may be sawing logs on an antique portable sawmill. Watch as the giant round saw blade rips through the logs, making them into usable lumber.
 
Sponsors

We wish to express a big thank-you to our generous Sponsors

  

ARMSTRONG MILLS                           NELLES CORNERS
B & J MACHINE SHOP                        SMITHVILLE
BLUE BARN FURNISHINGS LTD       CAYUGA
BRYCE'S HEATING/AIR COND          SELKIRK
CANADIAN TIRE                                   DUNNVILLE
CAPITOL EQUIPMENT RENTALS    JARVIS
CAYUGA MUTUAL INSURANCE        CAYUGA
CHESTNUT LANE CAFE                     DUNNVILLE
CHRISTINE'S BAKERY                       JARVIS
CINDORA AUTO                                   CALEDONIA
DOUGHTY + WILLIAMSON                 JARVIS
EARL'S MACHINE SERVICES            SMITHVILLE
EGGER TRUCK & MACHINE              DUNNVILLE
ERIE MUTUAL INSURANCE               DUNNVILLE
FIX AUTO HALD COUNTY                  HAGERSVILLE
GEO BARNES & SONS                       DUNNVILLE
GRAND ERIE HOME HARDWARE     DUNNVILLE
GRAND RIVER INDUSTRIES              HAGERSVILLE
HALDIMAND MOTORS                       CAYUGA
HALDIMAND TIRE SERVICE             CAYUGA
HANK'S AUTO BODY
                         DUNNVILLE
HEDLEY SEEDS                                 CANFIELD
HOOVER WATER                                JARVIS
HOUSER AUTOMOTIVE                    DUNNVILLE
JUST JOHN'S PASTA                        JARVIS
LARRY'S BACKHOE SERVICE         JARVIS
LEN'S AUTOMOTIVE                        JARVIS
LIPPERT & WRIGHT FUELS            SMITHVILLE
LITTLE JOHNNY'S PIZZA                 JARVIS
LYMBURNER'S AUTO SUPPLY       DUNNVILLE
MAURICE'S CUSTOM WELDING     AYR
MINOR BROS FARM & COUNTRY  CANBORO
MIRROR IMAGING                              DUNNVILLE
NAPA AUTO PARTS                           DUNNVILLE
NIGHS OF JARVIS                               JARVIS
NOTTINGHAM'S TRUCK SERV        HAGERSVILLE
ONEIDA NEW HOLLAND                    CALEDONIA
O'NEIL'S FARM EQUIPMENT           BINBROOK
PAUL & SONS TRAILERS                 CANFIELD
PETE'S SMALL ENGINES                DUNNVILLE
PREMIER EQUIP LTD                        SMITHVILLE
ROBERT ROWE MOTORS               DUNNVILLE
SAYERS HOME HARDWARE           HAGERSVILLE
SELKIRK LUMBER                           SELKIRK
SIMINGTON AUTOMOTIVE             HAGERSVILLE
SLACK LUMBER                               YORK
SMOUT'S GARAGE                           HAGERSVILLE
TD CANADA TRUST                         DUNNVILLE
TIM'S TIRE                                         HAGERSVILLE
VIC POWELL WELDING                   DUNNVILLE
W.J. ELLIOTT & SON                       JARVIS
W. J. HEASLIP                                   NELLES CORNERS
WERNER'S RAD CLINIC                  DUNNVILLE
 

 

Grand River Antique Society


The Grand River Antique Society is a group of guys and gals who restore and preserve antique farm equipment. Every year in August they have a show open to the public at Bruce's Landing 1019 Haldimand Road 17, about halfway between Dunnville and Cayuga, Ontario near Regional Road 32.

GRAS Show 2017


The Grand River Antique Society's show will be on August 12 + 13, 2017. This year's feature tractor is CASE. We will be having tractor pulls on both Saturday and Sunday with Garden tractors starting @ 10 am, and Antique tractors starting at 1:00 p.m.. Old-time threshing and an antique sawmill may be in operation at various times throughout the weekend. Food is available on site to satisfy those afternoon munchies. Admission is by donation for this show for the whole family.

For more information contact:

Ted Klunder 905-692-9640
Francis Topp 905-774-4521
Brian Wheatley 905-772-5695


, Cayuga, Ontario

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