Great Eccleston Tractor Pull: Annual show pulls in punters

Hundreds of spectators attended the annual Great Eccleston Tractor Pull over the weekend.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 9:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 10:07 am
The North West Tractor Pullers Club Tractor Pull at Great Eccleston.
The North West Tractor Pullers Club Tractor Pull at Great Eccleston.

The event - which runs over three days over the Bank Holiday weekend - attracts a wide following, with competitors travelling from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany to take part, as well as from across Great Britain. Held at a site on the A586 near Great Eccleston, it concluded Sunday.

A weight transfer sledge gets heavier to pull as it is pulled down the track.
Crowds at the weekend's event.

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Tractor pulling competitions take place on a 100 metre track, and involve the machines pulling a weight transfer sledge.
This is achieved by increasing the weight on the pan of the sledge by moving the weight box from the rear to the front of the sledge as the sledge is pulled forward.
The winner of the competition is the machine thatcan pull the sledge the furthest.
The North West Tractor Pullers Club Tractor Pull at Great Eccleston.
The North West Tractor Pullers Club Tractor Pull at Great Eccleston.
The summer sunshine was a welcome sight at the event.