Thursday, March 24, 2011

Finishing Up!

I finished installing the other rear tire on Linda's tractor last night and I also got all the bolts tightened properly. I could not get the alternator to kick in and charge so I decided to drive it around and let the engine run and warm up. After about 30 minutes of driving the alternator went to working like it is supposed to.

I just finished rebuilding a Farmall M carb for a customer. It had set up for a while and the gas was starting to change and it left a coating on the inside of the carb that had to be scraped out. The fuel passage behind the main jet was clogged with trash and bad fuel. I cleaned the passages and replaced a bad float and now it should run a little better. Good thing I had all of this in stock!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Rebuilding carbs one float at the time!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Getting Ready to Tractor Pull

I have been out changing the tire (only got one done tonight) on Linda's tractor. It will be ready for Saturday. I put in a new battery this morning and it cranked right up and ran nicely. One more tire tomorrow night and a little fuel and it will be ready.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Sure takes a lotta work to get ready!!!!!

Forts Pond Antique Tractor Pull Mar 26, 2011

I here there are a couple of new pulling tractors that are supposed to show up at the pull in Pelion. Looking forward to see if they hold together!!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, New pullers for a new year!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cut Tires & Tractor Pulling

I did a 2nd cut on my tires, I cut the front of the tread to give it a better bite. This past Saturday I tried them out at Pageland. The track was slick on the first pull and proceeded to dry out as the day passed. The second class was 6200 and 200.16 ft and still spun out. however, taking in the condition of the track it was a good pull. The third class I pulled in was 8400 lb and I fell in a hole at 207 ft. I could see the hole coming and could not turn it enough to miss the hole and it stopped me. The last pull of the day was 8900 lb. I pulled it in 3rd gear low range and my speed topped out at 6 mph and dropped to 5.1 going down the track. I won this class with a 211 ft pull. My competition pulled 206 ft. And again I spun out. I have been pulling on different tracks across SC and they are generally 300 ft tracks and more of a sand clay track than pure clay. The track at Pageland is a clay track and it can change rapidly depending on the sun and wind. It is also only 225 ft long and you are loaded from the start. To pull at Pageland I will have to learn all over how to weigh my tractor and which gear to pull in to be effective in a 6 mph class. The other clubs I pull with are 7 mph or no speed limit. This will make for an interesting year!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Pulling,