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by SteveCollett
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 stuck in high range
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: 990 stuck in high range

Tha selector looks in good order. To sort it , you need to get a screwdriver or similar implement and with no pressure on the drive and foot down on clutch, move the selector forward. For high the lever goes forward driving the selector back and vice versa for low. Once the selector is in the middle...
by SteveCollett
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination

I would agree with the comments that finger bar mowers are not for newbies. If you had a neighbour selling one and happy to get you going it would be fine. firstly sharpening the knife, a good file is required and you need to get the correct action but I had a good master showing me , My Dad, and go...
by SteveCollett
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination

As Scooby says, these mowers often had chains from the top link to thew lower links when fitting to older tractors. The advice of great care when folding is so important, many many fingers were lost on those things!!! Set you correctly they can cut grass all day, particularly in seeds, but in old me...
by SteveCollett
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Yellow 900
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Yellow 900

possibly an order by the council from a local dealer , who painted it yellow themselves. It was not uncommon for highways departments to have tractors and I don't think specific highways models were available then. Possibly MF made the first and other makers took up the baton
by SteveCollett
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 990 engine block
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: 1967 990 engine block

if it is just an external crack it can be brazed, which is softer and has more give. Welding risks making a crack nearby
by SteveCollett
Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm

don't heat the bolt, heat the arm and keep the bolt as cool as you can by dribbling cold water on it. once the arm is red hot the bolt should move
by SteveCollett
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Case IH
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: 1594 Case IH

Your friend's tractor went down the line on 29/01/1985. The tally card number was 11457, the engine number was 11467063, and the gearbox number was 2242. Lunch in the canteen on that day was a choice of chicken soup or a toasted corned beef sandwich, and the cook was wearing a pink skirt and a white...
by SteveCollett
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 770 (livedrive) cylinder head
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: David Brown 770 (livedrive) cylinder head

surely it is a very different engine, I don't think the head will fit at all, but otherwise may know far more
by SteveCollett
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

Ollek
I 100% agree with you on this. There was a mismatch on these couplers and that is what I was trying to say
by SteveCollett
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

The Exactor and Dowty couplings were originally made by different companies and were of course patented. These patents have long since run out and I sam not even sure if either company still exists. They did have different ( theoretical) capacities. they actually came in a range of sizes. The old MF...
by SteveCollett
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

Ollek I am sorry , but you are just wrong! any user of the earlier John Deere tractors and some Fords which were American built found issues with this problem. Also any American built trailed. equipment had to have the couplers changed before use in the UK. Having worked with both I know we had cont...
by SteveCollett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Sparks
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Sparks

sparks coming from exhausts is not at all uncommon, and many times have set a following load of straw on fire in very dry times
by SteveCollett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

My mistake, I left out a sentence, it was of course the quick fit push in connectors where issues arose with non standardisation, between America and Europe
by SteveCollett
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

The exactor coupling has the advantage ,that it is far easier to keep clean. Also it is incorrect that they are universal, American and European couplings never used to be fully compatible ands led to a lot of issues letting trailers down
by SteveCollett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Coolant

Ollek lets talk facts Glycol is 15% less efficient at absorbing heat. I am not sure about mineral content of water in Finland but all UK tap water is 100% safe for drinking. It is the mineral content of water which causes scaling and oxidation of cooling systems. All manufacturers of ready made cool...