Bullarto Vintage Tractor Pull, March 2015 - page 1 of 2

2016-01-25 Robin Whittle rw@firstpr.com.au

The Tractor Pull will no-doubt be on again on a Saturday in March 2017:

https://www.facebook.com/BullartoVintageTractorPullandVehicleDisplay/


This is one of several pages concerning Daylesford and places nearby.  The index for those pages is here: ../.  

The second page of photos concentrates on Lanz Bulldog tractors, and links to a YouTube video of a 1950 Lanz Bulldog driving a dynamometer, MIT SPITZENSPARKEN: ../07-bullarto-tractor-pull-march-2015/


Tina and I visited the Tractor Pull straight after viewing the Daylesford Chillout Festival LGBTQ... Parade.  It was a bright sunny day and there was a great contrast between both happy events.  This contrast was noted by Brooke Ward, reporting on the 2014 Tractor Pull (http://oneyoungamerican.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/tractor-pull.html):

"I couldn't have experienced two more diametrically opposed events in one day. And I loved them both."

The Daylesford Brass Band (http://www.daylesfordbrass.org.au) played at both the Parade and the Tractor Pull.  In 2014 there was a mobile phone throwing competition for the ladies.





I recall that this little John Deere bulldozer was made around 1956.









I had never seen a two cylinder distributor before.  The firing order must be:

1   2            1   2            1   2       . . . .























































The task for each tractor is to pull this contrivance up a modest incline, with an earthen surface which has been chewed up by previous vehicles, for about 100 metres.  At the back are truck wheels and at the front, a skid.   Forward progress cranks the water tank forwards - as indicated by the pointer and wooden bar at the top - so increasing the friction on the skid.









The rock crusher was to be hooked up with a belt to the steam-driven traction engine pictured above.



























This single-cylinder petrol-powered, caterpillar-tracked, bulldozer was made by Ruston and Hornsby (Australia) Pty Ltd - the Australian branch of a UK company: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruston_%28engine_builder%29

The other title is Ransomes of Ipswich.














I guess it was used in mining.





















There was a competition with the prize money going to whoever could most accurately estimate the weight of these sheep.























An EPA inspector would have had a fit.







The second page of photos concentrates on Lanz Bulldog tractors: ../07-bullarto-tractor-pull-march-2015/


This is one of several pages concerning Daylesford and places nearby.  The index for those pages is here: ../.



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