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by Scooby
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 Cylinder Head
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: 990 Cylinder Head

Your tractor went down the track around May-June 1968. If it still has it's original engine it is a 4/47 engine.
by Scooby
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

Thank you Bill, that is really helpful. Very clear images. Thanks for your time. Regards - David.
by Scooby
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

Thank you for that. It all makes sense. DB loaders were always known to be well built, that's why I once put one on a 990. There were plenty of alternatives but, and I presume that the loaders came out of Leigh as well as ploughs, diggers, etc., anything that came out of there was well made. They d...
by Scooby
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

Yes, I concur with a lot of what you say but in their defence I always found DB would bend over backwards to help me out and most of any faults were dealt with under warranty, even if 2-3 years old. It may have been because, as a contractor I was getting DBs around a bit, plus the fact that we had ...
by Scooby
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

This 990 is an absolute pig to get in and out of. It's a 3-sticker which doesn't help and my prefernce has always been for the cab hinges to be on the front pillar whereas the ones on this tractor are hinged over the mudguard. The early cabbed 1212s weren't great for access but they hung from the f...
by Scooby
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

That was very kind of you to post those photos. Thank you. But I am certain that the loader fitted to the 990 I am talking about was originally for an 885. According to my spares books the frame for the loader of an 800 series tractor was quite a bit different from all the others. It was shorter (o...
by Scooby
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 selectamatic colours
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: 990 selectamatic colours

Slightly confusing about the first Selectamatic tractors having brown frame. white tin work and white wheels. The very first Selectamatic tractor to go on sale was the 770 and the first 1831 of these tractors were sprayed in the same livery as the Implematic tractor range that preceeded them. To ad...
by Scooby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

you are quite right that owner drivers do not have to worry. I have this nagging memory of seeing a tractor cab with just that logo, and I am certain it was not a DB. Some enterprising person may well have adapted one from a scrapped tractor. I am regularly horrified by the blasé way some people tr...
by Scooby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

Re: Klippan (possibly off-topic): https://www.maskinisten.net/viewtopic.php?t=8399 They made cabs, possibly even for David Brown. Pics a bit down the page, otherwise swedish text. I certainly think it was someone like that who made this cab. But the mudguards are also very beefy and so I think that...
by Scooby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

Hi Scooby I have a DB990 Q cab and later fitted a LQ9 Power loader which has given amazing service over the last 40 odd years, lifting way more than it should and loading grain with an enlarged DB bulk bucket. in fact the whole tractor and loader combination have punched well above their weight. Wh...
by Scooby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

I am sure I have seen that logo somewhere else, I think the whole cab has been adapted from another tractor possibly a Lamborghini? It is of course technically illegal if so, but a lot better than no cab at all. I think somebody somewhere will know what it is. Is it "technically illegal"if only the...
by Scooby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

cobbadog wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:52 am
Maybe the "Special" decal is there for that heater arrangement.
Possibility I suppose. I think that the line that can just be seen behind the word "Special" goes all the way to the rear of the roof which makes me think that it is an official decal of some sort and not a "home-made" addition.
by Scooby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

If it's any help I'm pretty sure that my loader is an LQ9 on a 995. It has a round bar which runs across the top of the bonnet/bottom of the windscreen that joins the loader halves together, is this what you're thinking of? Can't remember if it has anything underneath the tractor, can take a look a...
by Scooby
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

The loader is for an 885 and it has been fitted to this 990. I have all the loader spares books for the L & LS series but not for the LQ series which is a pity because I don't know if the LQ had the bar that ran from one side to the other or the stabilisers that ran back to the drawbar. It certainl...
by Scooby
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help if possible please.
Replies: 36
Views: 825

Re: Help if possible please.

I just thought that the decal looked a bit "official" but it is actually a very well made cab and may well have been a safety cab of some sort off some machine or other.