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by tim123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Engine Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: 885 Engine Problem

Thanks Ollek, great advice. I do notice that the filter bowl is painted chocolate brown and rest of the filter is black (tractor chassis power red) of course. So someone has replaced it with an older one and the question arises, is it the right size bowl? If it is wrong then my filling it up with oi...
by tim123
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Engine Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 749

885 Engine Problem

An interesting thing has occurred and I am scratching my head. When I use the manifold heater and then start the tractor initially oil surges up through the air cleaner and covers the bonnet. It then runs fine with no further oil escaping. If I don't use the heater this doesn't happen! I thought ear...
by tim123
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: Private tractor and steam gathering.
Replies: 13
Views: 12840

Private Tractor and Steam Gathering

Nice to see my Cropmaster out at such a great gathering, I think this was the gig where she really flew. She's in bits at the moment and I may be putting a few questions in to the forum soon. Several problems just now all to do with not using here enough I think. These diesels need to be used and no...
by tim123
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Best Model for Ploughing Matches
Replies: 9
Views: 4652

RE: Re: RE: Best Model for Ploughing Matches

Many thanks for your advice folks. I plough with a depth wheel so I guess there is no real need to get an 'implematic' or are there other benefits other than the draft control it gives you. It's just that I have seen a non implematic 1959 950 for sale. Should I wait for an implematic is my question....
by tim123
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Best Model for Ploughing Matches
Replies: 9
Views: 4652

Best Model for Ploughing Matches

Hello DB Folks, I've been ploughing with my 53 Diesel Cropmaster and 3 furrow BH plough (10") and have had some good fun with it. I think I am coming to the conclusion now that I should take it down to 2 furrows although I am not that serious about competition and 3 is ok for me. The reason is that ...
by tim123
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Cabs!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5218

Cabs

Here's our old 30D with a particularly nasty cab which would certainly kill you in a roll over. Positively dangerous. I'm glad it was off when my grandfather rolled it. His only injury was being stung by the stinging nettle patch.

Tim
by tim123
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: BH Plough
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

BH Plough

Hello All, I am pleased to have found a DB plough for my Cropmaster (53). It is later but unfortunately the plate is missing so I can't tell what the date would be or the build up spec, I will guess it is '59 model BH but any advice on this is welcome. It certainly looks the business behind the Crop...
by tim123
Mon May 30, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Air Ministry Cropmaster
Replies: 5
Views: 2514

A friend of mine just bought a Barford and Perkins tandem roller from this place and I spotted the Cropmaster in the barn next to it. I was surprised to see the colour and thought there may be a possibility it was a Fleet Air Arm model which I have seen a picture of on the forum. It originated from ...
by tim123
Mon May 30, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Air Ministry Cropmaster
Replies: 5
Views: 2514

Ok chaps here are some pictures.

Engine no 19686
Serial Number P17068
by tim123
Fri May 27, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Air Ministry Cropmaster
Replies: 5
Views: 2514

Air Ministry Cropmaster

Hello I think I may have found an original Air Ministry Cropmaster in a barn (Fleet Air Arm?). It is blue (just, well mainly rust actually).Does anybody know what else to look for to verify it. The side panels are aluminium unlike my steel ones on my '53. I can get the numbers if that would be usefu...
by tim123
Sun May 22, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Road Speed
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

RE: Road Speed

Excellent stuff. Thanks for this insight. Got me thinking about other models: From Cropmaster parts book I notice reductions are 10/37 - no wonder it's difficult to pull away in top without a bit of clutch slippage! I notice vineyard model is 11/33 - is this a real racer?? Not sure I would be happy ...
by tim123
Sat May 21, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Late 1200?
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Late 1200?

Hello Folks, Is this a very late 1200? My confusion is with the fact that the engine and transmission/frame was not chocolate brown as usual on 1200s but power red. It may have been a 4wd originally and current replacement 2wd axle is chocolate brown. It has a Victor cab. Is it rare? Worth trying to...
by tim123
Sat May 21, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Road Speed
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

Road Speed

The Cropmaster is going well now. 20mph is comfortable and even been clocked at 26 going down a slight hill. Although you need to hold on to your hat! Brakes are pretty good actually and feels safe enough. Anyway the question I have is what later DBs are capable of say 20mph comfortably without modi...
by tim123
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Wiring Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

Cropmaster Wiring Question

Hello, I have decided to make my own wiring loom for my '53 diesel Cropmaster. I have the wiring diagram so I can get the colours right etc. I know you can buy looms but I would like to make my own. What I need now is a few bits of information so I can order the right stuff... 1. What rating is the ...
by tim123
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Hydraulic Help
Replies: 0
Views: 1318

Cropmaster Hydraulic Help

Hello All, A bit of an emergency here. I want to go on a road run in September with my diesel Cropmaster but having just drained out my gearbox oil (first time for 57 years my guess!) I found the strainer shot to pieces. The magnet has been working overtime but that seems ok. Does anyone have a s/h ...