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by Gard
Thu May 14, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 lift piston rings
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: 900 lift piston rings

dbd2, Thanks for the info, I will contact davidbrown parts. Its too bad they don't have on line ordering, last time I ordered some small parts from them the international phone call ended up costing me more than the parts. I guess I should look into my phone plan. I certainty do appreciate the exper...
by Gard
Sun May 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 lift piston rings
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: 900 lift piston rings

My apologies, I got my front and back twisted up. Front and back should be based on the front and back of the tractor even if I am looking backwards LOL. This tractor has no provision for connecting to a dumping trailer. There is a round plate about 5 inches in diameter where an optional diverting v...
by Gard
Sun May 10, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 lift piston rings
Replies: 8
Views: 747

900 lift piston rings

The 3PH lift cylinder will raise a heavy implement however it will slowly drop down even in the hold position. The trailer will drop to the ground within 1/2 hr or so after engine is turned off. I took off the cover by my left foot and I can see oil dripping from the front of the cylinder in the hol...
by Gard
Wed May 06, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Case 380Ck/Db 885 Hydraulic Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Case 380Ck/Db 885 Hydraulic Filter

I was thinking about the countersink bolt also but I wonder what holds the filter up? Just the friction of the O-ring? It seems like there should be some kind of spring under the filter? If the bolt is replaced with a flat head does there need to be a corresponding thickness spacer on the bottom? My...
by Gard
Mon May 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 battery box
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: 900 battery box

cobbadog, thanks for the photos, they give me some good ideas to work with.
db2d, thanks for the information on what was original from the factory, I thought I had seen someplace there was an option to mount a battery to the side on later tractors but could not find any details.
by Gard
Sun May 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 battery box
Replies: 4
Views: 248

900 battery box

My 900 has the battery mounted to the right side frame in front of the brake pedals in a very crudely welded box. I would like to fabricate something a little closer to what might of been original on this or a similar tractor. Anybody have a photo and perhaps some dimensions? I do not want to go bac...
by Gard
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 880 Selectamatic new rings?
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: AD3/55 880 Selectamatic new rings?

When I have an engine this far apart I will be checking bore diameter and perhaps bearings also. Remove ridge, bore if appropriate then hone. A little easier for me since I have the proper measurement tools. I can see the argument of just putting in new rings and hoping for the best but with the tim...
by Gard
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 selectamatic hold dump valve missing ball ???
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: 990 selectamatic hold dump valve missing ball ???

cool trick, thanks for shareing
by Gard
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: best way to attach trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: best way to attach trailer?

Thanks for all the helpful comments. I find it is always good to spend more time thinking before cutting metal. I found a heavy ring and attached it to the front of the trailer. This fits over a standard ball and worked well. Then I made a pin which seems to work even better. I may make something to...
by Gard
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: best way to attach trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: best way to attach trailer?

Thanks for all the comments, I will have a look around and see what I can find or buy locally to work with. I think having something that I can see from the seat to tell when it is aligned and where alignment needs to be within 1 or 2 cm instead of the several mm needed with my current setup will he...
by Gard
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: best way to attach trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: best way to attach trailer?

So with the linkage drawbar you still have a hitch pin you drop thru the upper and lower bars on the trailer with the drawbar between? So I still need to back up and stop the tractor within 1/4 inch or so to get the 3 holes to line up, depending on how much bigger the holes are than the pin? I am al...
by Gard
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: best way to attach trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: best way to attach trailer?

Thanks, just slow speed and fairly level terrain, making the holes bigger will help. The wagon load of wood will be a lot lighter than a load of manure but its a good point about the location of the hitch point, I have always heard hitch low and pull slow, I had not thought about how far back the hi...
by Gard
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: best way to attach trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 626

best way to attach trailer?

I have an old John Deer manure spreader I have adapted to use as a firewood trailer. It works well but is heavy enough that I can not move the hitch around at all, tonge weight must be several hundred pounds at least. I was pulling it easily with the tow bar on the 900 tractor, the problem is it see...
by Gard
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880 Selectamatic Dynamo
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: 880 Selectamatic Dynamo

You may be able to adjust the voltage output with an adjusting screw inside the voltage regulator. Not sure what you have. I have Lucas service manual that details the measurements and adjustments, I can send a copy if you PM me. It might be informative even if your regulator is not lucus. My guess ...
by Gard
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: some spare time for 900
Replies: 2
Views: 258

some spare time for 900

With the corona virus stay at home order, I decided to build a TCU lever for the 900, the entire assembly was missing. I found some drawings in parts and service manuals and magnified them on the printer to true size, then used this along with some guess work and adjustments for what stock I had ava...