My beloved Belarus

  • Old fashioned mechanical tractor, virtually no electronics, everything works, it's reliable and easy to fix, cheap spare parts. I like this tractor. Some facts:
    • Centrifugal type oil filter
    • Cartridge type diesel filter
    • Cartridge/cleanable hydraulic filter
    • Spin-on type turbo oil fliter
    • Easy access oil checks
    • Hydraulic oil, servo oil and cooling liquid accessible via hatches, no need for opening the bonnet
    • Air compressor for filling tyres
    • Mains electrical engine heater and cabin heater
    • Battery driven diesel pre-heater if mains is unavailable
    • Front loader with electrically activated 3rd hydraulic function
    • Retractable radiator cover for extreme cold ambient temperatures (not working)
    • Mechanical differential lock off/auto/on
    • Oil bath + cyclonic air filter
    • Air filter indicator
    • 3 sets of independent 2-way hydraulic connections
    • Hydraulic brake valve
    • Unsynchronised gear box, 18 forward, 4 reverse
    • PTO off/wheels/engine - engine 540/1000 rpm
    • PTO "clutch" handle (actually planetary gears with brake bands on sun gear and ring gear)
    • 2-way hydraulic rear 3-point linkage hitch with float function
    • 2x65 litres interconnected diesel tanks with shut-off valves
    • 4WD off/auto/on
    • Adjustable track width on all 4 wheels
    • Hydrostatic steering

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