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by dfoss
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 engine noise
Replies: 40
Views: 16285

Actually it was really only powerrabit that suggested it may be the circlip failure - myself and others were saying that if that was the case it would stop completely, therefore it is not likely to be your problem.What the circlip does is hold the drive gear shaft for the pump in position - when it ...
by dfoss
Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 engine noise
Replies: 40
Views: 16285

I must assume then that yours may not have been timed right. Mine runs well timed properly - then when the circlip breaks it drops the shaft to such an extent that it just stops -smoky - but too late to fire - replace circlip - time it - no more complicated than timing a morris minor (follow page 28...
by dfoss
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 engine noise
Replies: 40
Views: 16285

If it was the circlip it would just stop. - if it is - just replace the circlip and see how long it lasts before spending out megabucks
by dfoss
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 3 point pallet forks
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

RE: 3 point pallet forks

OK - This morning I split a 400 brick pallet into two pallets and tried the forks on that - lifted comfortably and with the trip loader less bucket on the tractor the steering felt comfortable too. I have a pressure gauge on the third port of my three way valve, which tells me my pressure relief val...
by dfoss
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 3 point pallet forks
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

RE: 3 point pallet forks

Hmmm! - Well perhaps the virtue if any of shorter links would be not to lift more but to reduce stress on the system for the same weight - keeping that down well within the design limits.
So I think it's modest pallet weights and see how we go for starters.
Thanks all
by dfoss
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 3 point pallet forks
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

RE: 3 point pallet forks

I think Case-ih1594 is probably right. I will check if I can move 200 bricks on a pallet with the current setup (the book says I have 816Kg at the ends of the links but my pressure relief needs a shim or two out) if so I am happy - I can do the labouring - I just don't want to be paying good tradesm...
by dfoss
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 3 point pallet forks
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

RE: 3 point pallet forks

John - With my front end loader on - even with the bucket off - and it feels pretty balanced. I agree 400 bricks @3Kg would be a tad optimistic for this setup. It's just that seeing it stuck out that far behind when it could do better with a more compact setup started me thinking. I can manage fine ...
by dfoss
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 3 point pallet forks
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

RE: 3 point pallet forks

OK - I will have to lay out some dimensions and see (dig out the compasses) - Clearly more pounds - less feet - but is there enough movement left? I only need to get the pallets off the ground to move them around. 15" on off my current setup would keep the pallets clear of the rear tyres. Top link i...
by dfoss
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 3 point pallet forks
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

RE: 3 point pallet forks

My idea was to knock up a set of short arms to use solely with the forks - I regularly use the normal setup with a flail mower and would continue to do so
by dfoss
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 3 point pallet forks
Replies: 14
Views: 8911

3 point pallet forks

I have just picked up a 3 point fork attachment so I can use the 880 to move loads of bricks etc around the place whilst doing some building work about the place. However it occurs to me that it's asking a lot of the hydraulics to lift heavy pallets with the forks sticking so far behind the tractor ...
by dfoss
Tue May 07, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: quick pump check 880 Imp
Replies: 8
Views: 5248

RE: quick pump check 880 Imp

Just an update on log splitting - Finally decided that as I would be running a 40hp engine to drive a 6hp pump and only achieving about 7ton anyway - I went for a 6hp petrol powered splitter and it is totally adequate - using the chainsaw on a very small % that won't split. Saves lugging the flail m...
by dfoss
Tue May 07, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Recommended oils
Replies: 15
Views: 10260

I have been told that "back in the day" folks would just use SAE50 engine oil more or less as we use STOU now - having just finished my drum of Morris STOU 15/30 I looked around and found straight SAE 50 pretty dear - so have gone for this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140890268391?ssPageName=STRK:MEW...
by dfoss
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: quick pump check 880 Imp
Replies: 8
Views: 5248

RE: quick pump check 880 Imp

Might be - how does it cope with the problematic stuff? Most of what I process is arb arisings and I get a fair few knotty problems which currently I have to just chainsaw into usable chunks if a sledge and wedge wont go. Easy stuff I can manage fairly quickly with a maul. I think I would still drop...
by dfoss
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: quick pump check 880 Imp
Replies: 8
Views: 5248

RE: quick pump check 880 Imp

Ooops - I am getting 1500psi (I had said 1000psi in the first post - now corrected) 100 bar and Yes Erkki - the 100 bar is fine for the flail mower and for the loader - especially when she is cold which is the case for most little jobs around the place - but a splitter is a different animal. I might...
by dfoss
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: quick pump check 880 Imp
Replies: 8
Views: 5248

RE: quick pump check 880 Imp

Thanks Erkki Yes - she yells when I hit the top on the loader - or when I shut all ports on the three port valve - but I only observe a fast ooze of oil from the system pressure release valve when I do this - I sort of expected to see more of a jet!!! The arms stay up well with the flail mower on th...