The “Load Dog”

Pull down rigs are the new “gotta have, go fast tool”. While pull down rigs are very useful, they are not an absolute necessity to go fast. We’ve produced a pull down rig that does the job without breaking the budget. The “Load Dog” allows you to quickly measure dynamic cross/camber/caster/wheelbase/tread width/Front and Rear geometry and check for binds in your shop or even at the track. Do your setup work on the included roll off stands to speed up the process.

All that is needed, is travel data for your particular setup and track. The Load Dog will give you accurate, affordable information.

The WBP Load Dog has the racer in mind. It has the best value on the market. Utilizing simple hydraulics, the Load Dog will travel your vehicle to any position desired. This is achieved by using up to 3 pull actuators(2 front, 1 on RR). Additional brackets may be required to “lift” your rear suspension to simulate lateral forces or rear end drive forces. Scale stand boxes come with removable roll offs and all stands have adjustable leveling feet.


More About the “Load Dog”

The Load Dog will tell you your vertical wheel loads at any position of your travel on the track. Ideally you would use a data acquisition system to travel your car to the exact point it was on the track. Without data you can use travel indicators, cross member heights, or even generalized wheel loads to travel your car to the appropriate positions.

The Load Dog has hangers built to ease the movement of the longitudinal bars when they are positioned outside of the scale stands. The roll offs also now have a quick lock system to allow easy removal when needed. Wheel chalks have also been added to the LR box. We are still in the process of developing our own scale pad system. Options are available for 1.875″, 2.5”, 3”, 4” scale pad heights. We have left this option open to the racer. We have been using 1800 lb scales and that would be OK for a dirt car or an asphalt car.

Burton Performance now offers two different styles of the Load Dog Pull Down Rig. Any style of rig can pull any 2 corners down at a time, with the option to purchase additional actuators. Usually we pull from the RF and the LF travels far enough to get an accurate wheel load.

  • The Standard asphalt edition comes with 2 hydraulic pull cylinders.
  • The Dirt Dog comes with 2 hydraulic pull cylinders and a push-up shock to replace the LR shock.
  • The Electric Load Dog is available in dirt or asphalt and comes with 2 electric pull actuators, additional actuators available.
  • ALL Load Dogs come with a full set of WBP 14″ roll-off stands. Proform wireless scales are also available on any version of the Load Dog for $800.
  • Air over hydraulic or electric actuators.
  • Works on any wheelbase and tread width.
  • 8″ travel front, 6″ travel rear.
  • Use your scale pads or purchase new Proform scales for $800.
  • Roll off stands available for any height scale pad.