Make your way riverside and check out the the strongest, fastest, noisiest, and most captivating tractor sport.

The boy-racers of the farming world go head to head in this hotly contested competition, a firm favourite with Fieldays folk of all ages. Take a seat in the grandstand for prime viewing of the action. Heats are held Wednesday through to Friday, followed by the fiercely fought finals on Saturday. The final will be held on Saturday afternoon and presentation of the coveted prizes will be at the Tractor Pull Area.

The Competition

Contestants will battle it out in three different classes, with the final held on Saturday. Check out the weight transfer class for a battle of grunt, while speed fanatics can get their fix watching the weight adjusted class. The modified tractors are a must see for all visitors as the showmen of Tractor Pull take to the track.

Enter Tractor Pull

By entering the Fieldays® Tractor Pull competition, you are automatically registering for both the Weight Adjusted and Weight Transfer competitions. If you do not have a standard tractor but a pre–85 or modified, you will need to enter the Modified Tractors Competition.

The competition heats will be held at Fieldays 13 – 16 June with the finals taking place on Saturday 16 June 2018.

Competition prize pool:

  • Fieldays Weight Adjusted Competition – proudly sponsored by Corson
  • Fieldays Weight Transfer Competition – proudly sponsored by Steel & Tube

Weight transfer class – the grunt

Competitors must transfer the weight from the wheels to the sledges, increasing drag and making it harder to pull.  The competitors work their tractors to keep pulling as long as they can until it will go no further. The winner of his class is the one who can pull the sledge the greatest distance.

Entries are taken through Tractor Pull New Zealand, for more information on entering visit

Weight adjusted class – the speed

Tractors are weighted with sledges according to horsepower. It’s then a race to the finish line with the first to make it 100m winning.

Entries are taken through Tractor Pull New Zealand, for more information on entering visit

Modified Tractors – the showmen

The modified tractors will keep you entertained with their huge horsepower. These ‘bad boys’ have up to 800 horsepower.

Entries are taken through Tractor Pull New Zealand, for more information on entering visit

Schools Tractor Pull

Students must pull a full size tractor 30m down the length of the school field in a race against the clock as they compete against other local schools for a spot in the final held at Fieldays. The Fieldays Schools Tractor Pull unites students supporting their peers, and encouraging each other to achieve something spectacular – how cool is it for the kids to be able to say they could pull a full size tractor!

Be sure to watch the two finalist schools battling it out at Fieldays, 1.30pm Saturday 16 June. The winning school will receive $2,000 prize money for their school’s special project and the runner-up walks away with $500


Register your School

There are 10 spots available for local Waikato schools to compete in the School Tractor Pull. The individual heats take place in May when the mighty Giltrap AgriZone tractor makes the visit to individual schools.

A team of 20 students per school can take part in the challenge to pull the 5000kg (5 tonne) tractor a total of 30 metres against the clock. We encourage the school to get out and support kids. The two schools that complete the tractor pull in the fastest time will go on to compete at the final onsite at Fieldays.