Tractor Pulls

The World’s Heaviest Motorsport

Tractor pulls, sometimes called “the world’s heaviest motorsport,” are exciting competitions designed to test both the strength of a machine and the skill of its operator. The tractors pull a weighted sled on a set course, and the team that goes the farthest distance is the winner. You won’t see anything like this at other museums in Utah!

Tractor pulls have a long and storied history, dating back to 1929 in Bowling Green, Missouri.  In the 1960s, formal rules were adopted and the National Tractor Pullers Association was formed.  Since then, competitions have been held throughout the world.

At the Richard W. Erickson Foundation Antique & Classic Power Museum, tractor pulls are held during the Antique Power Show on Saturday, right after the Parade of Power. The Utah Antique Machinery Association donates their sled for the event. Tractors of all makes and sizes are welcome.  Pull classifications are on the registration form.

Whether you are a participant or a spectator, tractor pulls are a great way to experience antique and classic machinery, and are one of the many Utah family activities you will find here at the Richard W. Erickson Foundation Antique & Classic Power Museum. Come and join in the fun!

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