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by Scooby
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

Berk wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:31 pm
This is 1002604, now I've got as far as looking at the thing.
As far as I can tell your tractor went down the line sometime in the middle of February 1974.

by Scooby
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

Berk wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:18 am
This is PCJ730M
So sometime between 01/08/1973 and 31/07/1974. They changed to Power Red at tractor No. 1002222 which was sometime in late 19'73. The first 1212 to go down the line in 1974 was 1002487
by Scooby
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

If the reg. begins with HOB then it might be one of mine. If it is then send the reg. to me via PM and I'll let you know. This was my 1974 1212.

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by Scooby
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

I used to buy a new tractor every August 1st when the registration letter was changed and it was the '74 model that suffered the cracked crank. I had a decent bloke ploughing with it at the time, would have been September-ish, and he took the rocker box off it because he thought it was a noisy tapp...
by Scooby
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

I bought a few 1212s new and don't forget that there was a period when cranks cracked, but usually under warranty. I had one ! What age is your 1212 ?
by Scooby
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

That is entirely up to you of course and it does indeed point to a switch problem since it appears to be working back to front but I still wouldn't run the engine until I knew for sure. How do you know if there is sufficient oil pressure to send it all round the crank, little ends, etc. etc ? All i...
by Scooby
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

Thanks both, that was my assumption. If the light is on, it has some oil pressure at least, so that's good. Exactly the opposite !!! The light should come on when you turn the switch. When the engine fires it should go out. In a worn engine sometimes the light doesn't go out until a certain level o...
by Scooby
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Confused by warning lights.

Get a pressure gauge on it. It's not difficult and you will learn quite a bit about the engine if you play around with the revs. It may indeed be only a duff switch but for peace of mind get a gauge on it. Plenty of gauges about, even one off a sprayer will do it with a bit of plastic piping but do...
by Scooby
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 2064

Re: Front tyres for loader

I mentioned a 4wd trailer that I still have and found a photo. of it after I had given it a birthday in 1994. New raves (gormers, gearings, racks, depending on where you live :wink: ) and a paint job. It is a step frame trame trailer but was good to stack small bales on. You put 8 on their edge at ...
by Scooby
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

I just wondered if it might have been the cause Steve. But I do agree with you that they would stand a lot of abuse. I was once asked to go and load a BTD6 Drott used for muck loading onto it's usual two wheeled trailer where most of the weight was on the drawbar and take it back to a contractor fr...
by Scooby
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

And maybe usd in it's fully extended position and then instead of using it like a clevis drawbar used it like a pickup hook and picked up something too heavy ?
by Scooby
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 2064

Re: Front tyres for loader

It was always a matter of honour & personal pride to be able to reverse a 4-wheeler but sometimes I would cheat if I could. I fitted drawbars to the front of some tractors and then if you push them with the front of the tractor it was a doddle to get them where you wanted them. On the subject of hy...
by Scooby
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Are These DB Tools?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Are These DB Tools?

Changed my opinion. I hadn't been able to see the hexagons in the spanner on the left but when I downloaded your photo. and blew it up I can see that the holes are indeed hexagonal in shape as you mentioned. The DB wheel spanners that I have known all had round holes, as shown in the diagram that i...
by Scooby
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 2064

Re: Front tyres for loader

As for people not liking 4 wheel trailers how ever did they get large loads of hay and straw moved? more than once I have seen a 770 with 300 bales behind it, wish I had a camera then! Of course there were plenty of 4 wheel trailers being used in that era. I am talking about trailers with a turntab...
by Scooby
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Are These DB Tools?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Are These DB Tools?

The 'Tommy' bar is an easy replacement. buy a length of bright steel the correct diameter to suit the holes in the wheel brace and it is complete. I just wonder if it's as easy as that cobbadog ? I am no expert on types of steel but sometimes I have needed to resort to putting a length of tubing on...