Belarus Farm Toys

April 20, 2011 by  
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Although not very popular in North America, Belarus builds around 8% of all the tractor in the entire world.  If it's not obvious, Belarus tractors are made in Belarus, in the city of Minsk.

MTZ 82 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale METALL MODEL Special Gold Edition
MTZ 82 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale METALL MODEL Special Gold Edition
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MTZ 3522 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scaleMetal model
MTZ 3522 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scaleMetal model
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MTZ 3522 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scaleMetal model Regular price 70
MTZ 3522 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scaleMetal model Regular price 70
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Vintage RARE Dealers Model Diecast MIB BELARUS 1 43 Scale TRACTOR USSR PROMO na
Vintage RARE Dealers Model Diecast MIB BELARUS 1 43 Scale TRACTOR USSR PROMO na
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USSR Traktoroexport 143 Scale Belarus Tractor Die Cast Russian Soviet Model
USSR Traktoroexport 143 Scale Belarus Tractor Die Cast Russian Soviet Model
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MTZ 82 Fire Guard Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale RARE SALE GIFT
MTZ 82 Fire Guard Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale RARE SALE GIFT
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MTZ 82 Rescue Service Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale RARE SALE
MTZ 82 Rescue Service Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale RARE SALE
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Belarus 143 Model Tractor Russia NIB Lot of 3
Belarus 143 Model Tractor Russia NIB Lot of 3
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MTZ 82 with the trailer Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale METALL model
MTZ 82 with the trailer Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale METALL model
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MTZ 82 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale METALL body and Cabin
MTZ 82 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scale METALL body and Cabin
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Diecast 143 ScaleBELARUS FARM TRACTORMade in USSR Rare NRFB Russian Promo
Diecast 143 ScaleBELARUS FARM TRACTORMade in USSR Rare NRFB Russian Promo
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MTZ 3522 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scaleMetal model
MTZ 3522 Russian tractor Belarus 1 43 scaleMetal model
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While Belarus tractors certainly don't have the long history that John Deere or Massey Ferguson does, Belarus tractors were introduced after WWII.  As the country was nearly destroyed in the war, the Soviet Union decided to build a tractor plant to not only provide jobs, but also to use in the rebuilding of the country.  Eventually these tractors were exported to other countries around the world where they were an inexpensive alternative to the other tractors available.

For those more familiar with North American built tractors, the Belarus tractor was a bit of an enigma.  They were built with simplicity in mind since many areas that used them did not have access to tools and equipment that would be needed for major repairs.

Having grown up on a small farm where we owned a Belarus tractor, I can say that they are truly unique.  It was a tall, narrow tractor with a cab and 4 wheel drive, and we bought it when it was about 10 years old, with 700 hours on it, and paid only about $6000. A comparable brand name tractor was easily double or triple that price.  We faced major challenges starting the tractor in the winter, and because our driveway was long and needed to be plowed during the winter, this posed some major transportation issues for us.  Eventually we sold it in favor of a Case tractor.

If you want to add a truly unique farm toy for your collection, a Belarus Diecast tractor will certainly fit right in.

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