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by ScottUSA
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 Three Point Latch Weight Limit?
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: 885 Three Point Latch Weight Limit?

One more repair to add to the list. At some point the transmission needs to come out to replace the brass "socket" on the 1-R shift rail. Guess that would be as good a time as any to address the lift cylinder piston seal(s). If I live long enough eventually 885 will become a pretty fine old tractor!
by ScottUSA
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 Three Point Latch Weight Limit?
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: 885 Three Point Latch Weight Limit?

To improve traction when backing the tractor up hill while using the front end loader a weight was made that attaches to the 3-point. It weighs about 1200 pounds (544 kilo). With the engine at idle and the hydraulic system set to height control the 3-point surges, that is it raises the weight and th...
by ScottUSA
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 Three Point Latch Weight Limit?
Replies: 10
Views: 493

885 Three Point Latch Weight Limit?

How much weight is safe to have on the the three point lift when it is locked in place in the full up position?
by ScottUSA
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 Engine Rear Crank Seal
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: 885 Engine Rear Crank Seal

I was afraid the tractor would have to be split. The repair will have to wait then. I saw mention of one or two seal holder design changes, something about going to a one piece seal if I'm remembering correctly. Is there a way to know what I have via a build date or tractor serial number before taki...
by ScottUSA
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 885 Engine Rear Crank Seal
Replies: 7
Views: 364

885 Engine Rear Crank Seal

The rear crankshaft seal has decided that now would be a fine time to start leaking. I was hoping with the clutch cover off the clutch and flywheel could be unbolted and slid rearward enough to remove the seal retainer.
by ScottUSA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 Exhaust Manifold Water Drain
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: DB885 Exhaust Manifold Water Drain

If it's BSP I'll leave it in place and look at tapping it for a US thread.
by ScottUSA
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 Exhaust Manifold Water Drain
Replies: 3
Views: 237

DB885 Exhaust Manifold Water Drain

Is the hex headed fitting in the bottom of the exhaust manifold intended to be removable? Assuming it is, what thread does it use?
by ScottUSA
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 hyrdraulic vacuum switch adapter
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: DB885 hyrdraulic vacuum switch adapter

I should have checked in here to report I plugged the senders hole in the suction tube. The tractor is back together. Thanks to all who tried to help find a replacement for the damaged part.
by ScottUSA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 hyrdraulic vacuum switch adapter
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: DB885 hyrdraulic vacuum switch adapter

db2d - that is where I'm headed with it; 1/8" NP plug. The switch threads appear to be US Standard Pipe so that will get a plug too. BTW, the suction pipe came out the rear without difficulty once the filter and various bolts were removed. Thanks for the help to both of you! Looks like we'll be up a...
by ScottUSA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access

The 7/16" screw was loose. I was concern the gasket seal would be broken and result in a leak or something would be damaged if the plate continued to stay affixed to the PTO housing. Had to get a little rough with it but it worked out okay.
by ScottUSA
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 hyrdraulic vacuum switch adapter
Replies: 15
Views: 744

DB885 hyrdraulic vacuum switch adapter

I need one. A quick search has not found a thing. Even a part number would help. Evidently during a previous "repair" the vacuum switch adapter was not removed prior to attempting to remove the PTO housing. The adapter is badly bent and the top including the o-ring groove is broken off. It's a wonde...
by ScottUSA
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access

In trying to remove the PTO housing the hydraulic pump support plate is trying to separate from the rear end housing instead of the PTO housing coming off alone. The PTO housing has been sealed to the support plate with silicone, evidence someone has been in there before. Before proceeding, is the s...
by ScottUSA
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access

Ollek, the problem is the hydraulics, actually the front end loader doesn't work when the front of the tractor is pointed down a grade. The problem is more pronounced if the oil level is at all low. I asked about this some months ago, you were kind enough to provide a schematic with three likely sus...
by ScottUSA
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access

A tip of the hat DRM.

cobbadog - Nine times out of ten someone here provides a link with more info than any manual I have purchased to date. That was especially true with adjusting the hydraulics correctly... there is a lot of dated DB hydraulics instruction.
by ScottUSA
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access
Replies: 12
Views: 753

DB885 Hydraulic Pump Suction Side Access

Can the connections of the hydraulic pump to the hydraulic filters manifold or pipe (whatever it's called) be reached by removing the cast housing at the tractors rear that looks like a differential cover? How many of the various sundry attachments like the draw bar and top link need to be removed b...