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NATPA of Nebraska General Pulling Rules!

These rules apply to all pullers, tractors, in all divisions at any NATPA of Nebraska sanctioned pull or Four Hour Show.

  1. All general rules apply to all tractors in all divisions!

  2. A tractor may pull only once in each class. Pull promoter decides number of classes each tractor may enter in excess of two.

  3. Drivers under 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission.

  4. Drivers must stay on the seat of the tractor at all times. Hands must be on the steering wheel, hand brakes, hand clutch, or throttle at all times during the pull.

  5. Wheelie bars are required in Divisions II, III, IV & V and should not be attached to the draw bar in any way. Minimum requirements for the wheelie bars are as follows. 10" maximum above ground. The back of the wheelie bar is to extend 5" behind the tire radius. C: Pads = 5" square minimum, spaced minimum of 20" from outside each pad. D: Stabilizer bar system must be able to support the weight of the tractor in the heaviest class pulled. E: Jacking up the pads so the tractor is completely off the ground is a good test of the strength of the system’s support ability and the Tech Crew reserves the right to perform this test at its discretion.


  6. Any tractor or puller found to be unsafe or illegal may be disqualified or barred from hooking. If a tractor is found to be illegal but meets all safety rules (ie: to big of a tire) the tractor may pull in it's class as exhibition only a measurement will be taken but the tractor will receive last place points and is unable to place in the class.  The tractor may exhibition pull at only one pull per year, after that it may not be allowed to pull and will be disqualified.

  7. No use of alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

  8. Any part falling off the tractor after being hooked and until the tractor is unhooked from the sled will result in disqualification.

  9. All weights will be secured to tractor.

  10. Contact point of tractor and sled must remain in bounds at all times. Out of bounds will result in disqualification. No measurement will be taken after a disqualification.

  11. RPM’s allowed will be determined by the NATPA RPM Chart. Any tractor not listed will use manufacturer’s data.

  12. Gas, diesel or LP fuels only. No alcohol or nitrous oxide fuels or fuel additives may be used in tractors.

  13. All tractors (except diesel) are required to have a spark plug wire easily accessible for Tech Crew to check RPM’s.

  14. All side shields must be removed prior to a tractor being inspected by the Tech crew. They may be reattached after the Tech inspection.

  15. There is no allowance on weight for any class in any Division. Weight of class is maximum weight allowed.

  16. If a class is restarted for any reason, all tractors that are registered in the class and that have already pulled will be allowed to repull.