Bonham Service Center
The Pullers Glossary
Bars- tread on a tractor tire.
Bench Pulling Talking about pulling.
Bitin Track Power track.
Boat Weight transfer machine to which the tractor hooks and pulls.
Box Part of a weight transfer machine that carries and transfers the weight.
Buzz the tires A lot of tire speed, without moving the sled much. Results from either a hard track or not
enough weight at the rear of the tractor .
Cam The camshaft, a revolving engine part that moves the valves up and down.
Carb The carburetor.
Clay The most desirable track surface.
Cut tires Trim the tire bar to a preferred angle for maximum bite.
Cleats The tread on a tractor tire, also know as bars.
DQ Disqualification of the pull attempt i.e. tire touching the white track boundary.
Draw Bar The part of the tractor or mini-rod which attaches to the chain and hook of the weight transfer machine.
Draw Bar Height The distance between the draw bar and the track surface.
Drop the Hammer Hitting the throttle hard.
Easy Chair Soft, comfortable ride to victory.
Eyeball Carefully inspecting something like an engine.
Full Pull Pulling the entire length of the track.
Grenade Damage to engine, usually terminal; motor ready to blow.
Hauling the Freight Pulling the weight transfer sled.
Headers Exhaust pipes designed for free exhaust flow from the engine.
Hired Gun A driver who drives tractors or mini-rods other than his or her own
Hole Shot Getting the jump off the line, an excellent start.
Hook The point of attachment to the tractors drawbar. Also, competing at a pull.
Hook Points Points received for attempting a pull.
Hooked Up Tires getting a good bite on the track.
Kill Switch A required hookup that automatically kills the engine if the tractor becomes unhooked from the sled or activated by the sled operator if an unsafe condition exists.
Miss the Balance Improper weight balance on a tractor.
Out the End Full pull.
Pan Part of the weight transfer machine that makes contact with the track to create the friction necessary to stop the tractor.
Power Track A track with good bite or traction.
Pull a Wheelie The front end of the tractor rearing up in the air.
Pull-Off A second run with a heavier sled for two or more vehicles that pull equal distances or make full pulls to determine a winner
Purse The total prize money.
Put It On The Wood Apply full throttle.
Read the Track Determine track conditions (soil type, soil texture, etc) for weighting the tractor and spotting the sled.
Second Attempt If, on the first try, the tractor doesnt move the sled past the 50 line, the puller can try again.
Skid The pad.
Sled The weight transfer machine.
Spin Out Spinning tires at the end of a pull with no forward motion.
Spotting the Sled Puller choosing where the sled will sit along the start line for there pull attempt.
Squeaked It Out Barely pulling the full length of the track.
Staged Lined up at the starting line.
Wheelie Lifting the front wheels off the ground
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