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Information about Miller's One-of-a-Kind Self-Propelled Pulling Sled -
This distinctive (one of a kind) and private-owned pulling sled has style, beauty and grace. It's our pride and joy! No sled compares to it. Track Master is considered by many experienced and professional pullers as top of the line and best sled in the country! It not only looks nice, but it pulls and performs beautifully! Not bragging or exaggerating, just stating a fact. This unique and nimble sled is very functional and operates flawlessly! It has always performed well from its very first pull in 1995 to date with no major break-downs.
This sled was not "cobbled together." It was professionally engineered and constructed with well thought-out blueprints and plans solely by Brian Miller. It has never had a major malfunction or breakdown so that the show could not be finished. Very few changes or improvements had to be made to it. It has always been a great asset to the pullers. It's the envy of most other garden tractor pulling clubs in Missouri.
A 14hp Kohler engine, which is positioned next to the operator at the rear, propels this sled. A hydraulically-controlled front axle with small tires lowers, which raises the skidpan off the ground, makes the sled easy to maneuver. Also, there's no belts or pulleys that operate anything on this sled. It's all heavy duty chains and sprockets, and automotive gears, which don't break. "Track Master" is 17 feet in length (without towbar), and used mainly in Missouri. Depending on track conditions, it has a top speed of 6-7 MPH.
Professionally-built to be competitively pulled by ATVs, UTVs and all classes of garden pulling tractors, and with the use of an innovative and ingeniously designed automatic braking system (no ground-engaging grouser bar attached to the rear of the skidpan to "tear up" or gouge the pulling surface), this sled will effectively, smoothly and safely stop 4x4 UTVs and small wheel mini-rods.
The total weight of the entire sled is approximately 6,000 lbs. There's about 2,000 lbs. of weight in the moving weight box, which transfers the weight over the skidpan. The weight box has 8 control [distance] speeds. This may sound like this sled is difficult to launch and pull down the track, but it's not! It's a very well-balanced sled, meaning very little weight is on the skid pan when the weight box is at the rear. This allows the skidpan to "float" in the air when the tractor launches the pull, allows the tractor to gain a lot of ground speed, and the lightweight launch places less stress and strain on a stock rear end carrier, axles, gears, driveline, clutch and pulling hitch. When the weight box is "topped out," about 5,400 lbs. or 90% total weight of the sled is transferred onto the skidpan, effectively stopping pulling tractors. With no added weight in the skidpan, it's very easy to launch, and it's sure to stop any pulling vehicle (up to 1,500 lbs.), even on short, indoor tracks. Even lightweight ATV's can pull this sled with plenty of ground speed up to 300 feet (maximum track length) with no problems. Because this sled pulls so easy, many professional pullers tell us that they'd rather pull this sled than any other sled. Pullers who have pulled this sled say: "it's so easy to pull [upon launch], it feels like you're pulling nothing, then eventually, it slows you down and stops you." This sled also has an automatic brake engagement when the weight box nears to being "topped out," it gradually applies the emergency/parking brakes on the front [drive] axle. This is an ingenious and innovative concept by Brian Miller. If you see the "automatic brake engagement system" being used on another sled, just remember that it originated on my sled. In fact, some sleds are built according to my design.
The rental of our top-of-the-line equipment includes: "Track Master" self-propelled pulling sled, weighing scale with a portable 4' x 8' platform connected to an accurate, large easy-to-read electronic digital display, and if needed, a professional P.A. amplifier sound system that's positioned on a table at the recorder's/announcer's stand. We also have a 10' x 10' pop-up canopy that provides shelter from the hot sun. And we furnish a convenient and accurate electronic digital distance measuring system with an easy-to-read sled distance monitor transmitter and a remote distance display receiver that's placed on a table at the recorder/announcer's stand. Although the P.A. amplifier sound system and remote distance display receiver can each operate off a 12 volt battery (we supply), they may require 120 volts of power. And with the electronic digital distance measuring system, unlike a laser or "rope and tape measure" methods of measuring, our sled doesn't need to be positioned at the same exact spot every time at the starting line. Our sled also has two filled fire extinguishers with quick and easy access, plus the ability to pull even the toughest killswitch!
How to Set Up and Hold a Professional, Family-Friendly ATV, UTV and/or Local/Stock Garden Tractor Pulling Event -
If your organization is considering holding an exciting, family-friendly and fun-filled ATV, UTV and/or Local/Stock Garden Tractor pull for the first time, well, the pulling track surface needs to be on flat, level ground, and be made of packed red clay or dirt (no pulling on asphalt or concrete), be a minimum of 25 feet wide and can be 200-300 feet in length. The grass on the track needs to be graded off with a road grader with a wide blade, and a blade-off [farm] tractor and a large pull-behind lawn roller w/tractor will be needed to maintain track conditions as the pull progresses. Also, a safety barrier (yellow caution tape) needs to be placed at 10 feet from the edge of the track on either side to keep spectators at a safe distance in case a pulling vehicle lose control (this rarely happens). And there needs to be an adequate parking area for spectator's vehicles, and a separate parking area (pit area) for puller's vehicles, including many with a trailer, with easy access to and from the main road with separate entrances and exits to lessen the congestion of incoming and outgoing traffic.
Contact us for your next county fair, fund raising event, benefit pull, or any organization who wish to promote the sport of an ATV, UTV and/or Local/Stock Garden Tractor pulling event! "Track Master" pulling sled will allow pulling vehicles to provide a quality show for all ages to participate in or come to watch. We use our sled on rock-free dirt/clay surface tracks only (not on grass, gravel, sand, asphalt or concrete). We also go wherever our sled and equipment is needed and a member of the Miller Pulling Team operate them. Most pulls are held in Missouri. If you are planning an event and want a crowd-pleasing attraction, give us a call, email us or send a text message. And if possible, please schedule the pull at night with a lighted track/pulling area during the summer months. Because daytime pulls in the summer may be too hot, resulting in very few spectators and it's a health hazard.
The rental price per event for "Track Master" pulling sled, digital scales, precision measuring equipment and PA system is $300.00 plus $1.00 per mile one way from Columbia, Missouri to your pull site (as figured by Google Maps with shortest and safest routes on major highways and roadways), plus overnight motel accommodations, if applicable. No refund whatsoever if event is rained out before pull starts or while pull is in progress. Please call 1-573-256-0313 (shop) or 1-573-881-7229 (cell) for a sled rental agreement contract.
For Detailed Rental Information, Please Contact:
|Brian Miller | Columbia, Missouri, USA | Phone: 1-573-256-0313 (shop) | 1-573-881-7229 (cell). Please call any time. If no answer, please try again later. (When speaking with Brian, please be patient because I stutter.) E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Coming Soon - Detailed Illustrated Plans on How to Build a Professional Pull-Back ATV/Garden Tractor Weight Transfer Pulling Sled, and Motorized/Self-Propelled Garden Tractor and Mini-Rod/Mini-Truck Weight Transfer Pulling Sleds. FYI - My professional motorized/self-propelled pulling sled, Track Master, is the first one I've ever built and I got it right the first time, with very few changes that had to be made to it. I guess I'm just one of those kind of guys that knows what he's doing. Pullers really like pulling my sled, too. They say it's the best sled they've ever pulled. (Not bragging, just stating a fact.)
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