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Attachments, Loaders and Accessories / Re: Leon 705 loader
« Last post by Haymaker on December 06, 2017, 02:31:56 PM »
They are  fine as long as it's rated for that hp of tractor.  Also make sure the mounts extend to the rear axle.
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Attachments, Loaders and Accessories / Leon 705 loader
« Last post by Shiloh sharps on December 06, 2017, 05:27:14 AM »
Do any of you folks have any experience with leon loaders ?
I guess they are manufactured in Saskatchewan.
I have the chance to pick up a brand new 705 leon with skidsteer style quick attach and 8' bucket with all mounting brackets and plumbing to fit a 825 belarus ..
I hear the older ones weren't that great bit the new ones look good.
Are they decent loaders? Any known issues?
Should I stay away?
Thanks for any help.
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MTZ Tractors - Current Models / Re: MTZ 1523
« Last post by arie515 on December 02, 2017, 04:16:42 PM »
I just talked to a dealer in ON, who recently sold MTZ 1523 to a local airport for snow clearing.
The customer is very happy with the tractor.
If needed, I can provide contact information for the dealer.
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Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Canada
« Last post by arie515 on December 02, 2017, 04:14:45 PM »
Devon,
Great introduction, and thank you for the pictures.
This model we still support with factory original parts.
And as a side note, brand new MTZ/Belarus tractors are still sold in MB

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MTZ Tractors - Current Models / Re: MTZ 1523
« Last post by Haymaker on November 30, 2017, 11:54:21 PM »
I drove one around a yard a bit once.  Its "beefy" vs the 1220 model  that's for sure and the cab is way better.  Otherwise I can't give any real world experience in the field with it.  Some come with a partial powershift transmission.
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MTZ Tractors - Current Models / MTZ 1523
« Last post by ultracommand18 on November 29, 2017, 08:09:24 PM »
Anyone out there on this forum have any practical experience with this model? 
Good, bad, or ugly.
Semi looking for a reasonable tractor of this size for all uses.
Thanks.
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Member Introductions / Hello from Canada
« Last post by DevonB on November 29, 2017, 05:46:54 PM »
Grew up on a beef farm in south central Manitoba.

We had a Belarus dealer near us and my Dad purchased a Belarus 825 when we took over the grandparents farm around 1990. He really liked that tractor. Later he traded it in for a Belarus 8470?(something like that) but had a lot of issues. Mostly with the brakes sticking but also the steering was horrible. He hated it.

We also have several john deere, IHC, etc for haying and are new loader/ yard tractor is a CAT Challenger.

We stopped using the Belarus several years ago except for snow blowing but this year stopped using it and sold it privately for about $15,000.

I myself work full time, live about 30 minutes from the family farm on a rented acreage. Its in a valley along a lake with a long lane so the snow can get deep. Thus the search for a tractor. The yard is completely fenced off with 5 stand electric and I have sheep to keep the grass down so I didn't need a big mower, but have a smaller JD ride on. I looked at several kubotas that would be big enough to handle a bale but being young and not wanting to spend a lot kept searching.

Luckily I was watching all sites and came across a Belarus 820 not too far away with 2700 hrs on it, a nice LEON loader with bucket. Even with my Dads hatred for the new Belarus he said that would be a great tractor. It is very very rough cosmetically, had a few leaks, etc. but he wanted $5000 for it. I drove it around and it felt solid, steered really nice, and just felt nice. I ended up getting it for $4500. And a month later picked up a Inland (red) double auger snow blower from who else but a big new John Deere dealership that had it sitting out infront, it looked really misplaced and was definitely tossed in for likely free with a trade, and with a little talking of how bad it looked was able to get it for $300. I ended up modifying a spare set of bale forks from the farm for free. And I also picked up a 3pt link for $40 that I welded onto a length of diamond harrows (3 wide) I cut off from the farm that I used to rake the lawn/ lane with, and also used to rake up loose hay (yes I cut loose hay by hand for awhile and then would rake it with the diamond harrows, toss it on a plywood bucket that fit on the forks, and then dump into a pile in the shed). I just grab bales from the farm now.

So yeah that's my setup. Besides the pto issue I barely use the tractor and thus has been great. I have replaced a couple hydro lines and wired in some lights to the back for blowing snow in the dark otherwise.

The local dealer stopped selling Belarus a few years ago but there are quite a few in the area.
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Member Introductions / Re: Just a little introduction
« Last post by Haymaker on November 28, 2017, 07:01:09 PM »
Okay.... new to this forum thing . Sorry if I did something wrong.  Anyways thanks for the visit. . Picked up a deere instead.

What did yeah do with the 825 and what Deere did you find?
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Maintenance - Service & Repair / Re: PTO slipping, replacing pto band?
« Last post by DevonB on November 27, 2017, 12:14:36 PM »
Thanks Haymaker,

Do you have a picture of where the dipstick and fill plug is?

Yes it is just wider than the wheel base, its an older blower and the fan is beat up so it doesn't throw that great compared to a new one. I was going to remove it and reweld L brackets to each of the three fan wings but I ended up just drilling a couple holes and bolting some heavy belting to each one so it rubs against the outer circle. It helped a lot. I also disconnected the top auger. I'm thinking of bolting a metal plate across the top half of the fan/ between the top auger so the snow is forced more to go up and out the spout. I also gotta put some smaller shear bolts in there, it has a 3/4 bolt.
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Maintenance - Service & Repair / Re: PTO slipping, replacing pto band?
« Last post by Haymaker on November 25, 2017, 04:46:10 PM »
Got it fixed.

It isn't a big job if you don't need to take off the 3pt, but as I mentioned earlier, there's a rod covering the bolt closest to the back. So there was a lot of cotter pins to remove which were in difficult places to get at.

But in the end I got the 3pt off. The plate off, gave the farthest screw 2 full turns, and back screw a half turn. Locking the lever in the neautral position, adjusting, and then unlocking, and checking the tension on lever. My oil was also very low, I ended up putting a full 20l pail in there, and still not sure where a dipstick or fill cap would be located otherwise.

We don't have too much snow, maybe 8 inches at most but had no trouble throwing that aside.

If your pto is slipping I highly recommend this fix.

I also ended up removing that rod that was in the way so I don't need to take the 3pt off next time.

I like your snow blower I bet that makes it work a bit in 2 feet of snow eh?   Does it cove the tire width of the tractor?   Years with heavy snow fall they are very handy.
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