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by Gard
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB special tool
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: DB special tool

Photo?
by Gard
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Dead Hydraulics
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: 885 Dead Hydraulics

I know the hydraulic system on your tractor is a lot different from my 900 but the state of the oil and filter when I got it was the same. I think flushing with clean diesel was a good start but I ended up removing cleaning and replacing every valve on the tractor including the ones attached to the ...
by Gard
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel Line
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: 885 Fuel Line

I too am very suspicious of additives for fuel that have all kinds of claims. Most people I know around here do add an anti gel additive to diesel equipment in the coldest part of the winter, especially early in the season. The reason I mentioned the standyne product is it was recommended by the loc...
by Gard
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: hand crank start 900?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: hand crank start 900?

thanks for the replies, it is a diesel engine. I have always heard stories of injuries but did not stop to think a diesel could be worse than a gasoline engine. So it sounds like when you crank it, you are only turning the engine about 1/2 of one revolution? I guess I would be surprised if that was ...
by Gard
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: hand crank start 900?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

hand crank start 900?

My DB 900 (later livedrive version) has a sort of cam-hook on the front of the crankshaft and an access hole under the radiator and bottom of front cowl. I made a long wrench with a cross pin at the end for turning over the engine when adjusting the valves. I also made a compression release lever to...
by Gard
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 780 hub seal / wheel bearing
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: 780 hub seal / wheel bearing

I like the idea of the long bar in the wheel studs, I did not think of that. I made a block of hard wood that jamed between the gear and housing, then used a cheater bar and hammer on the spanner wrench. seemed to work well. I also used high strength thread locker on the splines and threads when I r...
by Gard
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel Line
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: 885 Fuel Line

I do like working in the woods when it is around 10 to 20 F, when it gets down much below 0 F (which is -18C) I can usually find something to do inside. When I brought my injectors in for service the shop owner recommended Stanadyne diesel additive especially for older engines, he said some of the o...
by Gard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA

Cobbadog, If I used one bike shock absorber it would need to be offset to one side to avoid the 3 point hitch top link. I don't think my pivot system is sturdy enough for that. I have measured the single spring and dual shock so I am getting an idea of how strong of a spring or shock I need. I notic...
by Gard
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA

db2d, thanks for the info on the wheel color, this tractor seems to have a lot of parts from other earlier and later model tractors, so not too surprised if it has 950 wheels. Good news is most everything is in working condition at this point, engine rebuild and clutch are probably next on the list....
by Gard
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Cropmaster or DB 900 color code in USA

So we have finally gotten some warm weather, I spray painted the fenders and battery box with the PPG acrylic enamel with hardner. Waited for a overcast day and took some photos with the camera instead of cell phone. I am very pleased with the results, I like the PPG better than the Rustoleum but th...
by Gard
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 17
Views: 766

Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Nice progress, Sound like that wet sandblasting worked great, that is a lot of work to get done in 4 hours, I think I spent close to that on 1 fender with disc sanders and grinder. I am going to have to look up some more info on that, do you have a favorite reference source?
by Gard
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 stuck in high range
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: 990 stuck in high range

My transmission oil was just a little low, I found that filling the transmission to the top of the mark made it shift a lot easier . I guess I should not of been surprised.
by Gard
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic

I think that with a part this simple it would be less expensive to make a new one from bar stock than trying to weld up and remachine this one.
by Gard
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 17
Views: 766

Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Nice job on stripping everything down, seems like you are doing it up right, I will be interested to see how the wet sandblasting works. Is this an attachment to a pressure washer?
by Gard
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1210 loader on a 990?
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: 1210 loader on a 990?

I don't know about the 1210 but it may be possible to weld the old one.