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by RitchieLeslie
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Checking out
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Checking out

Many folks have helped me here in the past years with my 990 both on this new forum and the old one that preceeded it. Thank you! I am embarking on an exciting new chapter in our lives and we are moving west to Vernon BC - a move of 3,400 km. As a result the farm and the trusty 990 are both for sale...
by RitchieLeslie
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Loss of traction/steering in deep mud - novice needs help.
Replies: 17
Views: 7576

Getting stuck

Just logged in after an absence. I too commend the honesty in admitting getting stuck. In our woodlot one fall I discovered a "waterhole" below some nice green grass and put the 990's back end in it until it sunk to the gearbox housing. I stopped when the front wheels started to sink, threw it into ...
by RitchieLeslie
Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Congrats on the web site and shop - and a question!
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Congrats on the web site and shop - and a question!

First of all, a big THANK YOU to those who have stepped up and revamped the web site and the shop. I for one very much appreciate your work.

This leads me to question no 2 - it's time I rejoined this re-energised club. If I join now does my subscription expire May 1 2008 or May 1 2009?
by RitchieLeslie
Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: for all you budding belarus fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3893

What I would call that tractor

On this side of the pond, we would refer to that tractor as a POS.

As this is a clean, upstanding web site I will not provide the translation other than to say that the P stands for piece and the O for of. You can guess the last word :)

Take care.
by RitchieLeslie
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 770 with cab & front blade in Quebec
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

770 with cab & front blade in Quebec

This looks like a little beauty http://www.agdealer.com/list/view_image.cfm?ID=313826&SearchID=21152019&Act=EQUIPVIEW&listpage=index.cfm It looks like it was used for road maintenance or something. A couple of questions: (a) is 5000 hrs excessive for this little unit (ie am i about to have to totall...
by RitchieLeslie
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Serious question this time - 990 reverse gear ratios
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

12 speed 990's in Canada? Question for Cdn members....

So, I thought I'd read of the existence of a different gear box for the 990! I've seen 3 or 4 990's and a couple of 1200's here and they have all been 6 speeds (3 forward, one reverse plus lo-hi for each gear). Do any other Canadian members have a 12 speed or do you think they just exported the base...
by RitchieLeslie
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Serious question this time - 990 reverse gear ratios
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

Serious question this time - 990 reverse gear ratios

Now I've had some fun with Joe, I have a serious question. I use my 990 to clear snow with a 3 pt hitch blower - so you operate the tractor in reverse gear at PTO rpms. In deep snow the low reverse gear is too high and I have seen no references to a crawler gear option or anything like that. The tra...
by RitchieLeslie
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: scrap prices
Replies: 13
Views: 4903

I can sympathize with Joe :)

Well, I can understand how Joe feels. My brother got a brand new Kubota this year. It's a small tractor - about 35 to 40hp, class 1 hitch, 4wd, power everything, flat floor in the cab, comfy seat, great visibility and as a tall guy - I DON"T SMASH MY ************ KNEE INTO THE IGNITION KEY EVERY TIM...
by RitchieLeslie
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Siezed implement gearbox- water contamination frozen
Replies: 11
Views: 3968

Thawing advice from Canada

Yup, this has happened to me. We tend to take a more "brute force and ignorance" approach. If you really need to spin that mower now (can't think why you would be mowing when it's below zero but ...) 1. Build campfire boy scout fashion. Let ut burn down a tad. 2. Hold implement above fire using 3pt ...
by RitchieLeslie
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cold starting tips for new owners - especially US/Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 4461

A 400 watt block heater is on order and I will leave it plugged in all the time. I use a little 'sniff' of quickstart but not before I hit start, only when engine is whirling. Am I or the tractor addicted? Is there a recommended diff./hyd. oil for low temp, -10C to _30C, operation? . Jim Labrador i...
by RitchieLeslie
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cold starting tips for new owners - especially US/Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 4461

Cold starting tips for new owners - especially US/Canada

Folks I have seen quite a few postings this fall on the subject and hoped the following tips would be helpful, especially to new owners. Starting an older diesel in colder conditions can be tricky. First of all, your old Brown (or any other diesel for that matter) will start best IF - you have a dec...
by RitchieLeslie
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Biodiesel run in a DB?
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

Biodiesel vs Veggie Oil

For those new to this topic I think it might be helpful to point out the important difference between biodiesel and running a diesel engine on filtered, used cooking oils and the like. Biodiesel is a chemically formulated product derived from beans, wood waste, compost etc. that behaves very much li...
by RitchieLeslie
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Biodiesel run in a DB?
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

Using B20 biodiesel blend successfully

I have used B20 blend biodiesel regularly for several years in my early 1970's 990 with no ill effects. As the fuel system parts are nearly all metal you do not have the same concerns about rotting rubber fuel hoses that you would have with an older diesel automobile. I would second the recommendati...
by RitchieLeslie
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: david brown 995
Replies: 11
Views: 7777

Parts sources in US

Hi

You can also get basic spares in the US such the hydraulic filter for www.ytmag.com

$18.21 USD

http://www.ytmag.com/cgi-bin/store/mode ... ASE&md=990

Enjoy your new tractor. I ended up with one in exactly the same way.
by RitchieLeslie
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Air filter
Replies: 7
Views: 3544

Thanks for the replies. Powerabbits reply seems to indicate that there are 2 gauze filters. I only saw one. The oil bath is just a pan with a metal cylinder standing up in it. I filled it to the level mark and three small holes in the cylinder allowed the oil in to both chambers. is this right or i...