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Belarus MTZ102 (1120) Crunching Transmission

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Posted by Andy on February 07, 2004 at 06:17:31 from (

Does anyone know or have a Belarus MTZ102 sold in Australia in about 1993.
This tractor is similar to a 920 but has a turbo and is powershift transmission and a heavy double-plate clutch. In Australia the model is called 1120. Yes unfortunately, it is the twisty (rotate)the gearstick not an H pattern type gate on the range.
The problem is that the transmission (geabox)range change crunches excessively, so much so that I find it so slow to select (get into gear)when starting to move after being stationary that the tractor is almost to slow and frustrating to use in my stop start work around the farm.
I mean 20 seconds before the gears can be engaged when hot or cold.

I know that all gearboxes crunch and I have been happily crunching my way around the farm for many years but this is different. I have discussed with my dealer and the distributor but without satisfaction and of course talked to any and everyone you will listen. I have eliminated all the easy options short of spliting tractor and installing a new clutch. The most appealing explanation is that this is a design feature (read fault) because of the lack of a clutch brake on the heavy double-plate clutch.

If anyone can suggest a way to drive (ie operate) this transmission to reduce the time to get it into gear after stopping, your help would be greatly appreciated.


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