The following conditions are the minimum safety requirements for any tractor wishing to pull the Peak Vale sledge...
PVTPC Conditions of Entry 2017

The following conditions are the minimum safety requirements for any tractor wishing to pull the Peak Vale sledge:

1. All tractors:
1.1. A roll bar, of sufficient construction to protect the driver in the event of an overturn, must be fitted.
1.2. Wheelie bars, of sufficient construction to carry the weight of the tractor, must be fitted. The wheelie bars must protrude outside of the diameter of the rear tyres and must be no more than 300mm from the ground.
1.3. A seat belt, that is sufficient to hold the driver in the tractor seat, must be fitted.
1.4. All mechanical (engine driven) fans must be sufficiently guarded so that in the event of a fan failure no part of it can escape from the engine compartment.
1.5. Throttles must return to idle when released.
1.6. Tractors must be deemed “fit for purpose” by the PVTPC scrutinisers, e.g. Batteries and weights secured, relevant bodywork in place etc.
1.7. All exhaust pipes must finally direct gases vertically.
1.8. For all pullers, including modifieds, the maximum hitch height must be below the rear axle centre line. Truck pullers on standard tyres should refer to current BTPA rules for the maximum hitch height.
2. Additional conditions for non-turbo tractors
2.1. A remote stop must be fitted to the tractor which will allow the sledge operator to stop or reduce the engine to idle, this may take the form of a kill flap over the air intake or a fuel cut off. The remote stop cable must be terminated at the rear of the tractor, ideally in the centre of the tractor, within easy reach of the hook person when being attached to the sledge. (Rule amended 2017)
3. Additional conditions for turbo tractors
3.1. A kill flap must be fitted to the tractors air intake which will cause the tractor to stall or be reduced to near idle rev’s when operated. The kill flap cable must be terminated at the rear of the tractor, ideally in the centre of the tractor, within easy reach of the hook person when being attached to the sledge. (Rule amended 2017)
3.2. Cross bolts must be fitted in the exhaust pipe; which are sufficient to stop a complete turbo impeller leaving the exhaust pipe. A minimum 2 number 10mm 8.8 grade bolts is required, more bolts maybe required in larger diameter exhaust pipes.
3.3. All turbos should be shielded so that in the extent of any failure, all parts are contained.
4. Additional conditions for tractors using any other fuel instead of or in addition to Diesel
4.1. Tractors must be fitted with a fire extinguisher that is suitable for the type of fuel being used. (For more information see www.firesafe.org.uk )
5. Additional conditions for high revving tractors (over 2700rpm)
5.1. Tractors should be fitted with all steel clutch and flywheel components to current BTPA required standard. Drivers should be able to present documentation to show this has been done e.g. receipt, photo etc
5.2. Tractors must have bell housings sufficiently guarded so that in the event of part or the entire flywheel becoming detached it is contained with the confines of the tractor.
This may take the form of a shatter blanket or 10mm thick steel shroud around the length of the bell housing.
5.3. Tractors must be fitted with side panels that are sufficient to stop engine parts leaving the engine compartment in the event of catastrophic engine failure.
5.4. Tractors must not be fitted with mechanical cooling fans.


PVTPC Event Rules 2017

The following rules are in place to ensure the safety of everybody in the tractor pulling area including spectators.
1. All entrants must provide a signature on arrival on site to confirm their agreement to operate under PVTPC rules.
2. All drivers must sign the PVTPC disclaimer confirming they hold appropriate public liability insurance prior to pulling the sledge.
3. The liability for ANY incidents caused by drivers other than those on the entry form will be the direct responsibility of the entrant.
4. No Alcohol is to be consumed in the tractor pulling area. Show grounds are classed as public highways; all drivers are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring that they are legally fit to drive.
5. All members of the club have a duty to report concerns to the Peak Vale sledge operators or a committee member immediately.
6. All tractors will be subject to scrutineering by Peak Vale sledge operators before they are allowed to pull the sledge. The scrutiniser’s decision is final.
7. Organisers reserve the right to refuse the person entered to pull or access to the site.
Rules when pulling the sledge
1. Seat belts must be worn whilst hooked to the sledge.
2. No gear changing/ snatching during a pull.
3. Helmets, appropriate clothing and foot-ware must be worn by tractor drivers when hooked up to the PVTPC sledge. Flame retardant clothing is highly recommended for the safety of all participating tractor drivers. (New 2016)

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