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Kids Love Modified Pedal Tractor Pulls
Both kids and adults had fun last summer in Windsor, Ill., participating in modified pedal tractor pulls.
Local residents put together about a dozen modified tractors with large over-sized rear wheels and special-built cranks. Some 15 "pulls" were held and more are planned for this year.
Tom Cole of Windsor is one of a group who initiated the sport in the area. He's built three modified tractors in his shop.
All of Cole's tractors started as conventional IHC pedal toys. He completely re-worked them from "the engine back". The drive consists of a small chain sprocket mounted on a shaft between a pair of 15-lb. metal flywheels. The small sprocket drives a much larger sprocket between the oversize rear wheels, which were taken off a garden tractor.
Cole also built a weighted pulling sled. A good pull means traveling a distance of 60 ft. in about 35 sec. Weight applied depends on the age group that's competing. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Cole, Rt. 1 Box 16, Windsor, Ill. (ph 217 459-2355).

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1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3