E15 at the pulls 2016

E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby DH1 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:09 am

This yr I went to 4 different shows that had tractor pulls and here are my experience's.
Tractor I used was a E15 that has the Alltrax controller in it with the Turbo or field weakening turned off.

1st event - small show with pulls for fun, mainly for kids as they had there own tractor that they let the kids drive, small gas powered lawn tractor. I did 2 pulls here hooking the chain up to the sleeve hitch, ran tractor in L.
1st pull the front end cam up and I stopped,
2nd pull I lowered the sleeve hitch, the front end never came off the ground, the tractor stopped with the rear wheels spinning.

The next 3 pulls were with a pulling club, they let me run in 2 classes, 1050lbs stock and 1150lbs stock, the weigh the tractors just before you go down the track, only allowed 1 pull per class and can pull in 2 classes. I put a wheelie bar and a 12" high hitch on it for these pulls. They had a much better weight transfer sled than the 1st event.

2nd event My tractor with no extra weight on it weighs 1048 with me on it. I put 100lbs on it for the 1150 class pulls.
1st pull 1050lbs tractor was in D1 went part way down the track and popped out of gear.
2nd pull 1150lbs put 100lbs wheel weighs on, tractor was in L went down the track slower, until the front end cam up spinning it's wheels and stopped. Wish I had of put my suitcase weighs under the hood where the stock charger goes.
Was told this was a high traction track and lots of other tractors were lifting there front wheels also.

3rd event
1st pull 1050lbs tractor in D1 with a bungee cord on the shifter so it wouldn't pop out again, went down the track and stopped, spinning it's wheels with the front end down.
2nd pull 1150lbs tractor in D1, put 1 - 25lbs weight under the hood and the other 3 on the middle of the tractor just in front of the shifter, tractor went down and got stopped early in the soft gravel spot, spinning it's wheels.
Was told this was a track where speed helps you go farther and I am 1 of the slower tractors there.

4th event I installed an E20 motor hoping to speed the tractor up since it has a larger drive pulley on it 4" vs 2-1/2" on the E15. The E20 motor is heavier so I removed the front lift and bumper weighed 1040, put on my work boots and weighed 1044,
1st pull 1050lbs tractor in D2 with bungee cord on shifter, tractor got going up to speed then slowed down to a stop slowly spinning it's wheels, then the belt slipped. Really pushed that motor hard.
2nd pull 1150lbs tractor in D1 with bungee cord, put 100lbs weights on the middle, tractor got going up to speed quicker and felt like just as fast as in the 1st pull, slowed down to a stop and sat there effortlessly spinning it's wheels, front en down. Learned right there that D1 was the gear to use and the E20 motor is stronger, faster than the E15 motor.
Was told again this was a track where speed helps.
Also noticed that the tractors that pulled farther than me moved faster, had more speed or had a larger rear tire.

Looking forward to next yr and hoping to build a dedicated pulling GE tractor. Winning 1 event would be nice too.
Thanks
Doug from Markham Ont, Canada
EGT200 x2, E12, E12M, E15, ET2
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Re: E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby Jerry38 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:28 am

Hi Doug, CONGRADs

Do you have any pic of you hitch? what tires were on AG's or Turfs??

Now we need to start a ET Pulling Div, lol :D

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Re: E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby DH1 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:09 pm

Jerry38 wrote:Hi Doug, CONGRADs

Do you have any pic of you hitch? what tires were on AG's or Turfs??

Now we need to start a ET Pulling Div, lol :D

Jerry NWOhio


I'll get some pictures posted, the rear tires were Carlisle Trupower, AG tire size 23-10.50x12.

I want to try a pair of 26-12x12 AG tires on it, that's the largest tire size they allow and should speed the tractor up more.
Guys with Turf tires were out pulling me, they also went faster down the track.

And you really really want the E20 motor with an Alltrax conversion, IMO
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Re: E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby Jerry38 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:52 am

Thanks Doug, I watch for the pics, think I will try double chain drive.

What is the amp rating on the Altrac?

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Re: E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby DH1 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:55 pm

Jerry38 wrote:Thanks Doug, I watch for the pics, think I will try double chain drive.

What is the amp rating on the Altrac?

Jerry NWOhio 8-)



Alltrax is 300 amp max, came with a 250amp fuse, and has a 135amp continuous output rating.

135A x 36V = 4860watts = 6.5HP
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Re: E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby Jerry38 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:58 am

Thanks Doug, I have 2 controllers, a Curtis 36vdc @ 400amp an a GE 36vdc @ 325amp, wil test both
to see which one holds up best. Would like to go str an bypass the controller for max amps, need to
workup the circuit to bypass the controller an not backfeed the thing.

Cheers
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Re: E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby DH1 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:42 pm

This is the hitch and wheelie bar I put together, it fits in the stab slots and bolted to the U bracket that the sleeve hitch attaches too, 1 pin holds the top part in place.
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I want to make a better, stronger one with adjustable height for the hook hole.
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Re: E15 at the pulls 2016

Postby Jerry38 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:48 am

Thanks Doug, I think that is a good start, yes adjustable an a bit beefer, down here the rule
said 5"x2" wheels with steel centers or 3" sq skid plates.

I really think we need a EV-pullers grp, lol

Cheers

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