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by Scooby
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

Not driven a hydra shift but some experience with MF and you are right they are a right royal pain in the butt. Changing up to slow down, really. People wax lyrical about how wonderfully they are, not if you have to spend a day working them. Yes, and because I was close to the MF Training School an...
by Scooby
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

I have never driven a hydrashift. But although I like the idea very much and would love to own one from the description of how it drives and how it should be driven if you don't want to spend a fortune rebuilding it it's clearly a bad choice for loader work. It sounds like it's going to be very slo...
by Scooby
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

Good information there, cheers. Goal would be moderate smallholder work, not really hammering the thing. But definitely more work than tractor runs and piddling around. I take that point but please consider this. You are coming up to a trailer with a bale grab on the loader. Small bales and someone...
by Scooby
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

Hi I have two tractors with hydrashift, one 1212 and one 1694 both loaders and have had no trouble with then. I was told it ok to start off in 2nd only and I do it from time to time. They are great tractors It was never suggested that you would get trouble with them. The problem is that even if you...
by Scooby
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

Are they really that bad? Nothing bad at all about a Hydrashift box, I've had plenty of them for farming and contracting since my first in 1972. And I have done plenty of work with F/E loaders, both on other makes as well as a DB. And if you are just playing with a tractor and not doing any serious...
by Scooby
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: 1212 Front Loaders.
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: 1212 Front Loaders.

Please please please don't put a loader on a Hydrashift tractor.
by Scooby
Tue May 29, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: Rear arms not dropping low
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Rear arms not dropping low

If you change the hydraulics over to Depth instead of the present Height position you will find that the linkage will drop lower. If you need to have the system set to Height as opposed to Depth then you just have to change it back once you have the implement attached.
by Scooby
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: For Sale.
Topic: David Brown red 770 bonnet
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: David Brown red 770 bonnet

Ahem...........Yours by any chance ?
by Scooby
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: Difference between Depth/Height/TCU ?
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Difference between Depth/Height/TCU ?

I'm also looking for the knob itself because the tab broke off but it still turns easily. That does not sound good. It should not turn easily unless you have the control lever in the correct position. People who try to use these hydraulics without the experience or the documentation invariably thin...
by Scooby
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: PTO speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: PTO speed.

But if an implement was desigend for working at 1000rpm and had the gearing accordingly then it was a fine splined shaft at the input end and DBs couldn't handle those until late in the day when the reversible shaft appeared.
by Scooby
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: PTO speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: PTO speed.

Good luck with rotavating when using 1000 rpm on the P.T.O. I've owned 70", 80" and now 100" Howard rotavators as well as Kuhn power harrows in my contracting and farming business and using 1000 rpm doesn't work. :shock:
by Scooby
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: PTO speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: PTO speed.

up arrow2.png What he said. plus every time you turn on the headland the revs will drop and when you go back in again the speed won't be there. In 51 years of owning DBs I can honestly say, after trying it on fert. spreaders, haymaking machines, i.e. low HP requirements, the only time I have ever u...
by Scooby
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Round baler for David Brown 990 Selectamatic

As soon as I saw this topic I thought "this man is after a Roto-baler" Silly me :oops: I had to use one of these in the mid 60s with a non-livedrive Power Major. Now that would test the patience of a saint. But at least there were no knotters to play up and the hay was beautiful when fed in the Win...
by Scooby
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: DBTC Forum (Amended 09 May 2018)
Topic: 1394 hydraulics
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: 1394 hydraulics

You say that "having sat down with an operators manual " and yet you mention that you topped up the hydraulic system with hydraulic oil. I hope not !