Surely, any owner of a land plot can confirm that its processing, plowing, digging and planting seedlings of a plant is very hard work. But we live in the XXI century, which means that the technology takes on the lion's share of the load, making it easier for a person to care for the site, and thereby contributing to his health. Among all types of gardening equipment, centaur series motor-blocks are very popular, which are the best value for money.
Features and purpose
Centaur motoblocks are produced in China, but this does not mean at all that their reliability is “lame”. Quite the contrary - the products are characterized by exceptional ergonomics, durability and practicality. The acquisition of such a technique allows plowing the land, planting plants, collecting and transporting crops without much effort.
Separately, it is worth stopping at centaur diesel motoblocks - such units are characterized by increased power. In addition, everyone knows that diesel is much cheaper than gasoline, so these machines are optimal for virgin lands, as well as large land plots.
Many owners have even adapted to modernize such units, making mini-tractors do-it-yourself out of them. By the way, diesel engines are best suited for these machines.
Today, under the Centaur brand, quite a lot of models are produced , so each user will be able to choose the best option for himself based on the dimensions of the site, the type of soil and the assigned functionality.
Regardless of which model you need to purchase, you should take into account the main advantages of these products.
The advantages of such models include the following items:
- engine durability, the quality of which meets all European standards;
- due to the cast-iron crankcase, the walk-behind tractor is resistant to overheating, can withstand frequent use, and also increases the life of the electric motor;
- multi-plate clutch, due to which the speed of torque increases many times and the smoothness of the movement of equipment is determined;
- multi-stage gearbox - due to this, the operator has the opportunity to choose the most suitable mode for efficient work with various settings;
- the gear reducer has an increased margin of safety, therefore it withstands the longest loads;
- the tool has an option to unlock the differential, so that the installation becomes maneuverable;
- the steering wheel is adjustable both vertically and horizontally, which makes maintenance of the walk-behind tractor more comfortable, reduces physical activity and keeps the user's spine in the correct position.
There are drawbacks, but they are few, and they are single - buyers note that with the onset of winter the walk-behind tractor begins to rust. The second drawback concerns additional details, which, according to users, quickly fail. However, spare parts can be bought at any store at a low price and replaced in literally an hour.
Browse Popular Models
Below is a description of the most popular varieties of centaur motoblocks.
"MB 1080D." This is a diesel walk-behind tractor. This model is optimal for plowing the land, planting plants and harvesting. In addition, it is effective in caring for the garden and garden plots.
The model has the following operational characteristics:
- power - 8 l. with.;
- box - 6 speed modes forward and 2 - in the opposite direction;
- steering type of control;
- lock option;
- rubberized wheels;
- halogen headlight;
- plowing parameters: width (length) - 100 cm, depth - 19 cm;
- mechanical starter;
- mill and plow - included;
- unit weight - 220 kg.
This walk-behind tractor is characterized by a relatively inexpensive cost, while it works efficiently and effectively. Thanks to the expanded assortment of various attachments, using a walk-behind tractor, you can not only cultivate the soil, but also sow seeds, and also harvest crops of root crops and other vegetable crops.
A distinctive feature of this walk-behind tractor is its low fuel consumption. This mechanism runs on diesel and consumes no more than 1.8 liters of fuel in one hour of operation without interruptions. The tank is designed for 5 liters of fuel, while, according to test results, the use of such a model is much more effective than the use of equipment with a volume of 7-9 liters.
"Centaur 1070D." This is another model of motoblocks with a water cooling system. The model is equipped with a gear reducer and a water-based radiator, thanks to which the mechanism stands out from all similar machines of this class. To connect a variety of equipment there is a built-in generator, the purpose of which is to feed the headlight. The unit is designed to work on a land allotment of less than 2 hectares.
The main technical and operational characteristics of the device:
- manual gearbox of mixed type;
- 6 speed modes forward and 2 - backward;
- power - 7 l. with.;
- weight - 200 kg;
- rotary control principle, locking option, there is a clamp;
- The ring braking system is equipped with internal pads.
Motoblock "Centaur 2090D". This model is optimal if you need to process small areas. The device is quite hardy, powerful and practical.
The unit is equipped with a high-class diesel engine, its capacity is 9 liters. with. The gearbox and multi-plate clutch are included in the circuit. Gearbox of mechanical type, pneumatic wheels. Installation weight - 30 kg.
It is noteworthy that this model has a decompression mechanism, due to which you can start the unit manually. The package includes 10 sectional soil mills.
The following modifications also belong to popular models: “1081D”, “2016B”, “2016B”, “2013B”, “2016B”, “KEN_009”, “2091Д” and “2060Д”.
The set of centaur motoblocks usually includes the following additional devices:
- swivel hubs.
A hitch is a device that is used as a link. This is the so-called adapter, thanks to which the device is fixed with any additional equipment.
Grousers. They are two metal wheels equipped with notches that make traction with the ground more productive. Such devices are necessary for working on soft or slippery soil.
Spare wheels are used to replace the main ones. This is convenient, but experts argue that the options sold separately are better because they have treads on the tire and a fairly simple rubber that does not rub off even on the most difficult soils.
Rotary tiller is needed to facilitate the process of rotation on the ground and its subsequent cultivation.
Attachments can be included or purchased separately. It is not difficult to find a suitable option - a wide selection of the most various devices can be seen in any garden equipment store.
Principle of operation
The principle of operation of the centaur motoblocks is no different from the operation of other machines of this type - through a disk clutch, the torque is transferred to the gearbox. Then the latter sets the direction of rotation back or forward, as well as the speed of movement. From there, through the gear shaft, the movement passes to the running wheels. If necessary, mounted units are suspended on the walk-behind tractor - this allows you to set the speed and mode of operation for any necessary towed equipment.
The motoblock is controlled through the steering column.
Under the brand name "Centaur" a wide assortment of a wide variety of motoblocks is produced. Prices for the model range range from 12 to 65 thousand rubles - this directly depends on the capacity of the device.
The Centaur brand sells diesel and gasoline units , with each option having its own advantages and disadvantages.
“Centaurs” of gasoline type are produced with power characteristics from 6 (model “MB 2016 B”) to 16 liters. with. ("Model MB 3060B"). The positive aspects of a gasoline engine include a relatively low price, lightness and ease of operation. The disadvantages are manifested in high traction at reduced speeds, as well as the fact that you need to constantly keep the speed at a fairly high level.
Diesel units are represented by models with a capacity of 4 (model MB 3040D) to 13 liters. with. (product MB 1013D). Of the shortcomings emit a high price for such products. However, the advantages are much greater - these models are characterized by high traction, increased engine life and relatively low fuel cost.
Models differ in type of cooling: they distinguish air and water. Air, as a rule, is installed on any type of walk-behind tractor with low power and light weight. For larger installations, an air system is provided (these are models such as MB 1070D and MB 1010D). Parts with an air cooling system have a higher engine life.
When buying walk-behind tractors, you should also proceed from the parameters of the site. If you have a small plot of land on which you plan to carry out work on expansion, cultivation and weeding, then it is worth giving preference to gasoline units with a capacity of 6 liters. with. or diesel with the corresponding parameter of 4 liters. with.
For sites less than 1.5 hectares, models with a capacity of 7-9 liters are suitable. with. and weighing 125 kg or more. The MB 2080B and MB 2091 D models comply with these requirements.
We should also mention heavy diesel models with a water cooling system, such as MB 1012 D and MB 1081 D - they are suitable for intensive processing of large land plots.
If you need to use the walk-behind tractor even in cold weather, then it is worthwhile to dwell on such models as the MB 2061D or MB 2091 B.
These models are made of composite compounds and are equipped with milling cutters to protect the seedlings. The design of such motoblocks is improved in comparison with outdated modifications. These include MB 2081 D and 2050 DM-2.
The use of centaur motor-blocks does not require special skills - you just need to follow all the manufacturer's recommendations. One of them is the requirement of a mandatory break-in of the machine - it is carried out to ensure grinding of the basic elements. It is produced according to the following scheme: the first 3 hours - at 1/2 power, another 3 hours - at 2⁄3.
It is very important to comply with safety regulations:
- Before starting the motor, make sure that the shift knob is in the neutral position;
- care must be taken when working with knives;
- you need to use only clean fuel and the highest quality lubricant;
- clutch should be engaged before shifting gears.
Any equipment sooner or later fails, and it is impossible to avoid this, but any user can delay the breakdown of mechanisms. To do this, the mode of use established by the manufacturer should be maintained without creating any peak loads.
Gasoline engines, like diesel engines, are prohibited from idling. In this case, the risk of failure of the mechanism increases sharply.
If the engine does not start, then:
- Make sure there is enough fuel;
- adjust the throttle;
- clean the air filter.
If the motor overheats:
- check the amount of oil;
- make sure that no foreign object enters the muffler;
- clean the ventilation.
If there is no spark, then you need to clean the cap of the candle from soot.
If the walk-behind tractor vibrates too much, it is necessary to check the position of the cutters, and also make sure their integrity.
Periodic inspection will help extend the life of the walk-behind tractor, which timely reveals all the flaws and helps to prevent significant malfunctions by replacing failed parts.
It is obvious that plowing the land and cultivating plants using the Centaur walk-behind tractor is a great relief to the owner of the plot and a high degree of comfort. However, like any other equipment, this unit requires the most careful handling. It is necessary to use only clean and high-quality fuel, as well as timely repair and replacement of failed parts.
An overview of the model of the Centaur 2013 B motoblock see in the next video.