In the late evening my old friend called and told me the good news. In the Moscow region, he happened to notice an old legendary DT-75 tractor with a round cab that drove past a rickety fence. He remembered the place and threw off my coordinates.
DT-75 is a legendary car. Thanks to this tractor, agriculture and industry of the USSR were raised. The design of the first edition tractors was made according to the best traditions of the 1960s style: rounded soft lines and the aerodynamic shape of the cab. It already looks cool and modern. I couldn't drive or look at the tractor.
In the morning I collected photo accessories and wrote down the coordinates. Then I went to the tractor of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The street was full of adventure. When my friend dictated the coordinates, he was wrong in a figure.
As a result, navigation led me to an incomprehensible point near the railroad. In the end I switched off the navigator, connected the smartphone to the standard Mitsubishi Connect system and actually scored a point in manual mode. It is good that the system allows you to do this quickly and correctly using the touchscreen.
After a few fun adventures, I have come to the right point. They even managed to negotiate with the guard and drive as close as possible.
Here he is, pretty.
The shape of the tractor was known to every boy who grew up in the USSR. The cabin was then made square and large, the tank was hung on the port side and was nicknamed "Postman".
This tractor was assembled in the Volgograd tractor plant.
Everything was done on a grand scale in the USSR. Do you need a "folk tractor"? Let's build a factory! And in 1926 the plant was built. But first it was called Stalingrad Tractor Plant. F. E. Dzerzhinsky (STZ).
The tractor turned out to be successful and was modernized many times. More than 2,741,000 units were produced in the entire production period!
Rear View. Fuel tank, PTO under the tank.
Drive wheel and suspension. The chassis consists of a drive wheel, support and castors.
Interestingly, depreciation made. It is spring loaded in the DT-75M. The photo clearly shows one of the cars with a spring.
Such a scheme made it possible to increase smoothness. The front wheel is also spring loaded. Any, but concern for the tractor driver.
Various motors were installed in the DT-75 (m) during the entire production period. SMD-14 (75 l. Of.). SMD-18N (90 HP). A-41 (95 HP).
Specifically on this instance of the SMD-18. But I could be wrong.
The DT-75 initially had a rather small cab. And with the DT-75M, a double cabin was installed with a higher height above the driver's head.
From the amenities – interior ventilation (if I may say so) and a seat that is adjustable in weight and size of the driver.
Another feature of the DT-75M tractor are the control levers that are bent in the opposite direction to the tractor driver.
Cabin The view from the port side. In a mess and desolation. But if you put a lot of effort and patience, everything can be restored.
Cabin view from the starboard side.
All the wonderfully preserved plates and nameplates are of particular value.
Instructions for managing and maintaining components and assemblies "hang on every corner."
Lubrication schedule on the door. The long line on the left is nothing more than a vintage window regulator. After looking around and looking at the old tractor, we moved to Moscow (material prepared in cooperation with Mitsubishi Motors).