Teulon Truck and Tractor Pull a town tradition

The Teulon Truck and Tractor Pull returns to Green Acres Park in Teulon, Man. on Aug. 17 and 18, 2019. (File photo: Glen Hallick/The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times/QMI Agency)

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The Teulon Truck and Tractor Pull has been a tradition in Teulon for 45 years, according to event organizer and former Teulon mayor Bert Campbell, and it plans on remaining one for many more years to come.

However, the tractor pull has become a bit of a dying breed in recent years.

“It’s a popular attraction and there’s not many tractor pulls left,” Campbell told The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times. “(We’re) probably the only little rural one left in Manitoba.”

Yet the event, which will take place Aug. 17 and 18 at Green Acres Park, is still thriving. The Teulon Truck and Tractor Pull  not only brings in tourists but also competitors from as far away as Saskatchewan, Ontario and the midwest United States. Entrants will show off their modified tractors and trucks and the power they can deliver.

“We have limited modified tractors with a maximum 650 horsepower and we have open modified tractors that could have as many as four or five engines on them and they have V12 Allison aircraft engines on them and V12 Continental tank engines on them,” Campbell said. “We’ve even had jet engines, helicopter engines that are turbine engines over the years.”

He added there will be antique tractors and modified trucks at the event. The Teulon Lions Club and the Teulon Curling Club will also be providing food and refreshments over the two days.

The action will start at 3 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 18. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 16 and free admission for pre-schoolers.

“It’s a lot of noise, huge action and big power. It’s exciting watching these guys pull a sled,” Campbell said. “It’s exhilarating if you’re a motorsports fan and if you weren’t already, you may become one.”