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by philedge
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: I just bought what?
Replies: 26
Views: 481

Re: I just bought what?

Youll find a manual here https://sites.google.com/site/deerebrown/david-brown-info-ii The valve behind your left foot is likely to be the 3 way valve, surprisingly with 4 positions. The lever/handle on the rear side of the axle from the 3 way valve is likely to be the lift latch for locking the 3 po...
by philedge
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Third service
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Third service

Dbiow, Thanks for the link. I called Approved and they said I’d need a 6port valve so that I have one feed into the valve, with a feed and return into crowd ram and another into the grab ram. I think I’ve got that right..... I’ll ponder the whole thing (it’s over £120 for the valve) and update the ...
by philedge
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1200 PTO Speed Change
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: 1200 PTO Speed Change

Unless its broken off or been removed it should be on the left side of the PTO housing to the rear and left of the drivers seat. If theres a cab fitted have a look from the back and you should see it.
by philedge
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 995 diesel leak
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 995 diesel leak

If your using thread tape it wants to be on the sealing face of the olive and covering the join between the olive and the pipe. When wrapping the tape keep it away from the end of the pipe to minimise/eliminate any bits getting in the fuel system but youve got 2 fuel filters downstream to pick up an...
by philedge
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Fitting a simple oil gauge.
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Fitting a simple oil gauge.

Depending on what you use your tractor for and how dilligent you are at checking gauges/warning lights, a siren/buzzer wired in parallel with the oil warning light would be high on my list of mods to do. More than half the work my 880 does is stationary with me at the back so Ive no idea whats going...
by philedge
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Leaks after rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Leaks after rebuild

PTFE tape is pretty inert so Id be surprised if it was affected by diesel. Ive been using it on sump plugs for decades without any issue. If you cant get it seal as suggested above and go for a few wraps of tape, make sure you keep the tape on the sealing face of the olive and away from the end of t...
by philedge
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Help please with 885 tractors
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Help please with 885 tractors

Sorry to hear about your dad. You dont need registration docs to sell a tractor but it may increase the value if youve got the docs, depending if the new owner wants to use it on the road. If the tractors have a number plate enter the number on the governments tax check web site. If the number is fo...
by philedge
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Question regarding 885N indicator warning bulbs
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Question regarding 885N indicator warning bulbs

Have a read of this and see the manual linked to near the end.
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by philedge
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

I guess there must have been a few tins of red paint and a handful of old bonnets lying around in early October for a few 880s to come out in the implematic guise? Im guessing again that serial nums 530001 started in red and moved to white after the first few tractors left the line? Does anyone know...
by philedge
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: David brown 880 red Selectamatic 1963

Does anyone know the reason for a handful of early selectamatics having the implematic colours and tin work...... just using up old stock??
by philedge
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Warning bulbs, David Brown 1200 dashboard
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Warning bulbs, David Brown 1200 dashboard

If you look at the online manuals linked to in one of your other posts, theres a selectamatic service manual that has an electrical section that details all the lamps.
by philedge
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Leaking Hydraulic Pipe Bypass? on 885/1
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Leaking Hydraulic Pipe Bypass? on 885/1

If you look here https://sites.google.com/site/deerebrow ... wn-info-ii , youll find a write up on the selectamatic hydraulic system which has a section on the cessna valves
by philedge
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: using a power link box with 780 selectamatic
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: using a power link box with 780 selectamatic

If you want to use it like a loader and be able to lift and tilt without messing around then add a double acting live take off valve. Have a read of the hydraulic section in the manual here https://sites.google.com/site/deerebrown/david-brown-info-ii . External equipment is what youre looking for. Y...
by philedge
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880 Selectamatic overheating
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: 880 Selectamatic overheating

Is the tractor boiling and blowing out steam? If not, how do you know the tractor is overheating? My 880 almost always has a cool radiator and only after an hours lightish work is there a trickle of luke warm water through the top hose. Seems the 880 has to be worked hard to get it properly hot so f...
by philedge
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 1200 fluids and gearbox filler
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: David Brown 1200 fluids and gearbox filler

Id know that as a JIC crimped on hydraulic fitting, but that maybe a generic term for other brands/types. Email the photo to whichever hydraulic shop youd use and ask them for a female cap to go on the fitting in the gearbox and a 7/8 UNF male to male "JIC" connector of whatever size JIC connector t...