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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on July 23rd 2010, 12:48 pm

anyone know anything about garden tractor pulling?? I know the Sears are very strong tractors and was hoping to pull a couple of my 10XL's. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Post  vwjake on July 26th 2010, 7:52 pm

I know next to nothing about it, but I kinda want to build a puller too. From what I've gathered the Sears tractors do better in the stock classes. Perhaps I'm all screwed up on that, but it seems the heavy hitters are usually IH Cubs.

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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on July 26th 2010, 8:05 pm

Ya i"m just gonna run stock for now... but i bet after a while we will modify it.... just put an AWESOME stack on my '70 10XL, it looks sweet!
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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on July 26th 2010, 8:26 pm

Jake,

By the way what tractor were you hoping to pull?
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Post  vwjake on July 26th 2010, 9:36 pm

What I pull with will depend on what my next tractor is. As of right now I have an ST/12 that is my working tractor, I have designs for my Custom 6 to be a '60s style Hotrod/Lowrider/Custom. I've heard that the Custom line is great for pulling though. I think it had something to do with the engine being on a much lower plane that rest of the chassis. I've read somewhere that the later model 8 speed transaxles bolt right in too.

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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on July 27th 2010, 3:06 pm

Ya my 10XL used to be my grandpa's and he pulled telephone pulls up ditches..... easily
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Post  vwjake on July 27th 2010, 10:34 pm

Wow... that sounds quite impressive.

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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on July 28th 2010, 6:13 pm

ya. When he told the story I realized how strong the tractor was (we just used it to pull my siblings in wagons and on sleds & stuff), so i thought i otta try pulling it.


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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on July 29th 2010, 12:13 pm

by the way heres the site for pictures of my tractors:

classicsearstractors.blogspot.com

i couldn't get the link on the post so i guess you just have to "copy and paste"
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Post  vwjake on July 31st 2010, 2:25 pm

Neat collection. My girlfriend would kill me if I had that many tractors. I mentioned finding a 3rd one the other day and she says" what about the other two you already have?"... Laughing Uhhh Shocked "The '73 is too nice to modify and the Custom is too small for pulling..." yeah- that went over well.

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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on August 7th 2010, 11:51 am

Thats funny.... you should tell her she should be happy they are just garden tractors, not big farm tractors Very Happy
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Post  vwjake on August 8th 2010, 5:52 pm

She read this thread and said and I quote, " That'd be pretty sweet to have big tractors. I'd feel pretty awesome riding around on one..."

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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on August 9th 2010, 3:27 pm

Yeah.. I think it would be cool too. But my dad doesn't like my four tractors, and another on the way (i sound like a father Laughing ) hogging his shop.
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Post  vwjake on August 9th 2010, 3:51 pm

I drove the Custom around the yard yesterday. I still haven't figured out if it has 3 or 4 forward speeds, but that 1st/Granny low is really really low. Seems like it would be good for pulling stuff around. Probably just need some weight to make it a little brute.

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Post  beastie1 on August 10th 2010, 8:52 am

Been pulling a 10xl for years. mine is 16 hp tech. built a two speed shift on fly which works very good. pulled mod stock 1000lb class and was competitive. look on the 10xl pic page , mine is the purple one . any ?? just ask.

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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on August 10th 2010, 5:33 pm

beastie,

How did you weight yours? When i pulled on Friday it weighed only 745 with me on it (we worked on it all day but didn't have time for weights) and the guy had to stand on the back for it to go just a little bit. We have over 300 lbs that we can use but aren't sure exactly where and how much to put... scratch
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Post  kevinc on August 30th 2010, 12:26 pm

I have 2 Suburban pullers my self (stock class) and no where to go with them. Wolud be nice if there was some where close around here to pull..
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Post  Classic_Sears_10XL's on August 31st 2010, 8:28 pm

kevin,
where do you live? i researched a lot and would be glad to help Very Happy
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Post  kevinc on September 1st 2010, 4:10 pm

I live by the Land between the lakes in kentucky (Benton)
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Post  J.Gibson on October 2nd 2010, 9:08 pm

I'm not a puller myself, but from reading around on the forums, I've heard most guys with 10xl's who pull them replace the rearend with a suburban rearend for the splined axels, if you hook up well the stock axels with keys, the keys will shear.
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