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by Scooby
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Front End Loader - Support Stand used when removing.
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Front End Loader - Support Stand used when removing.

Sorry Alan, I completely forgot about the rams !! I think I used to put the lever into the down position while taking the loader off (would be neutral position if they had been double acting rams), take the pins out and lower the rams from the loader frame and temporarily rest them on the front axl...
by Scooby
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Front End Loader - Support Stand used when removing.
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Front End Loader - Support Stand used when removing.

Hello Alan, I hope things are as well as they can be with you all. I once had a DB loader on a 990S but traded it in during 1972 and I have no images of my solution. So I have had a play with Photoshop and hope you can understand what my solution to your problem was. Basically I got hold of a bit o...
by Scooby
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Early 1412
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Early 1412

Slight correction there Ollek. 1212 production started in August 1971 with serial no. 1000001. The first 1210 tractor went down the line in December 1971 with serial no. 720001. Power Red came in for the 1212 tractors at serial no. 1002222, around September/October1973. Power Red came in for 1210 t...
by Scooby
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 1594 Transmission Oil Dip Stick question
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: 1594 Transmission Oil Dip Stick question

Your geabox may have been overfilled because of a large auxillary hydraulic requirement. e,g. a large tipping trailer with twin 3 stage tipping rams plus 2 tailgate rams plus a f/e loader with tilt and grab rams which might mean that the oil level could have been below the minimum mark without addi...
by Scooby
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 1594 Transmission Oil Dip Stick question
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: 1594 Transmission Oil Dip Stick question

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by Scooby
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Skooby
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Skooby

Have replied as requested.
by Scooby
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

I always thought that the red/yellow was a better combination than the white/chocolate but I did buy a 990 in 1967 which of course was W/C and in fact bought quite a few with those colours but was pleased when they changed from chocolate to orange. I was on 1212s by that time but had a customer wit...
by Scooby
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

Does anyone know the reason for a handful of early selectamatics having the implematic colours and tin work...... just using up old stock?? [/quote ] That was what was always said - that DB had too much red and yellow paint left over. :D But I have all the tractor numbers and some modification data...
by Scooby
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

That's the name I was trying to think of. It always seemed a strange name for a tractor agent I thought.
by Scooby
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

Do you know the name of the DB dealer who sold this tractor ? I was told sometime that this particular dealer had most if not all of the red 880 Selectamatics. Do you know if that is correct ?
by Scooby
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

The first Selectamatic was red, but the model was 770 and it had a 3-cyl engine and was built in 1965. All other Selectamatic tractors was white. Not true. There were a few red 880 Selectamatic tractors as well as the red 770. I peronally took this photograph and spoke to the owner at Shrewsbury Sh...
by Scooby
Thu May 28, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic

phledge, ollek, cobbadog & Scooby I can confirm that our tractor is Power Red chassis/Orchid White bonnet by the way, so it looks like the tractor was built between December 1973 to January 1975, but likely the former...without any idea of how many tractors rolled off the lines each day! Thank you ...
by Scooby
Wed May 27, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: Correct Workshop Manuals 990 Selectamatic

ollek wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 am
The Chocolate Brown frame colour was change to Power Red at serial number 859111 (built in january 1974). A tractor with serial number 863995 was built in january 1975.
According to Meltham data the Power Red colour scheme started at 858838 in December 1973.
by Scooby
Sat May 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: david brown 3 share plow
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: david brown 3 share plow

Ok, I understand better! It is therefore necessary to complete the reversal by pushing the lever in the other direction. (rearward) Yes, to a degree. The trick is to pull the lever as hard as you can so that when it has gained momentum you don't have to push it very hard back to the rest position. ...
by Scooby
Sat May 16, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: david brown 3 share plow
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: david brown 3 share plow

The DB manually reversible ploughs do not "fly over" when you have pulled the handle. There is no trip mechanism. You have to pull it half way and then usually push the handle a bit to finish the turnover. It is possible to make this a little easier if you turn the steering rapidly half way through...