MINI TRACTOR PULLING
Not a State Fair Project
Superintendent – Larry Bennett – 538-2725
Objective: Design, build, display and compete with a 1/16 scale tractor on a table top track. The tractor will use a 1/16 scale toy body with gears, bearings, motors and tires specified in the project manual.
Manual – Tippecanoe County 4-H Mini Tractor Pulling – all levels (available at Tippecanoe County Extension Office)
Beginner – Grades 3-5 *see below
Intermediate – Grades 6-8 *see below
Advanced – Grades 9-12 *see below
*All members must complete the beginner and intermediate projects before moving to the advanced division. Example: All first-year members must exhibit as beginners. Second-year members in grades 6-12 will exhibit as intermediates. The earliest you may exhibit in the advanced division is in your third year in the project regardless of your grade in school.
Projects will be judged as follows:
Static Model (your completed model tractor) – Each model will be judged for completeness and quality of workmanship. This portion of the project will result in ribbon awards per division, including a Beginner Champion, Intermediate Champion and Advanced Champion.
Mini Pull at Judging – This will be a pull of the model tractors. A tractor must have been judged as a static model in order to participate in this activity. Placings and champions for each category will be awarded.
Overall Mini Tractor Champion – This award will be determined by the following: 60% on static model (your completed model tractor) and 40% on the pull held prior to the Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair.
All judge’s decisions are final. Misconduct will result in disqualification and/or loss of points in each class pulled at the judge’s discretion.
Beginners Division – Grades 3-5 (must be in beginner one (1) year regardless of age). Exhibit one 1/16 scale model tractor with restricted gear ration and an electric motor which will be supplied by the project superintendent. See project manual for additional requirements. Turn in completed record sheet.
Intermediate Division – Grades 6-8 - Exhibit one 1/16 scale model tractor with restricted gear ration using 35% fuel mixture powered engine. See project manual for additional requirements. Turn in completed record sheet.
Advanced – Grades 9-12 – Exhibit 1/16 scale model tractor using 35% fuel mixture powered engine. See project manual for additional requirements. Turn in completed record sheet.
Static Model Guidelines
1. The static model will be displayed by the member. The size of the display will not exceed 8 inches by 14 inches. The judging will not include evaluation of the display itself.
2. First Year Beginner models must not have paint other than the original paint from the manufacturer. Second Year Beginners and up may visually enhance their tractor. The intent is to focus on the actual model components, not the appearance of the tractor.
3. Static models will be turned in for judging at the designated time.
4. When bringing the exhibit to the judging, turn in the completed record sheet.
Tractor Pull Guidelines – See Manual