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by SteveCollett
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel Line
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: 885 Fuel Line

I believe our summer fuel is rated for +5 and winter only down to -10
it is apparently quite a bit more expensive to formulate those fuels for very cold work
by SteveCollett
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel Line
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: 885 Fuel Line

that is cold! I have no experience of those sort of temperatures, Kerosene will help but I really cannot say if it will take it that low. If you can drain the tank as low as possible before using winter grade. Also do not get it from your truck stop too soon, as there is a fair chance they fill up t...
by SteveCollett
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Fuel Line
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: 885 Fuel Line

The sediment you have got is virtually certainly not algae but rust coming from either your storage tank or the tractor tank. Make sure your storage tank has a slope from front to back. There should be tap there, or plug to drain off water and sediment. You will always get water in your storage tank...
by SteveCollett
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 with hand clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 388

990 with hand clutch

did any of the 990 s have a hand pto clutch?
just a question from another forum.
we are not talking 995/996 either
by SteveCollett
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 stuck in high range
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: 990 stuck in high range

Tha selector looks in good order. To sort it , you need to get a screwdriver or similar implement and with no pressure on the drive and foot down on clutch, move the selector forward. For high the lever goes forward driving the selector back and vice versa for low. Once the selector is in the middle...
by SteveCollett
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination

I would agree with the comments that finger bar mowers are not for newbies. If you had a neighbour selling one and happy to get you going it would be fine. firstly sharpening the knife, a good file is required and you need to get the correct action but I had a good master showing me , My Dad, and go...
by SteveCollett
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination

As Scooby says, these mowers often had chains from the top link to thew lower links when fitting to older tractors. The advice of great care when folding is so important, many many fingers were lost on those things!!! Set you correctly they can cut grass all day, particularly in seeds, but in old me...
by SteveCollett
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Yellow 900
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: Yellow 900

possibly an order by the council from a local dealer , who painted it yellow themselves. It was not uncommon for highways departments to have tractors and I don't think specific highways models were available then. Possibly MF made the first and other makers took up the baton
by SteveCollett
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1967 990 engine block
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

Re: 1967 990 engine block

if it is just an external crack it can be brazed, which is softer and has more give. Welding risks making a crack nearby
by SteveCollett
Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: How to loosen this bolt witout breaking the lifting arm

don't heat the bolt, heat the arm and keep the bolt as cool as you can by dribbling cold water on it. once the arm is red hot the bolt should move
by SteveCollett
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Case IH
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: 1594 Case IH

Your friend's tractor went down the line on 29/01/1985. The tally card number was 11457, the engine number was 11467063, and the gearbox number was 2242. Lunch in the canteen on that day was a choice of chicken soup or a toasted corned beef sandwich, and the cook was wearing a pink skirt and a white...
by SteveCollett
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: David Brown 770 (livedrive) cylinder head
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: David Brown 770 (livedrive) cylinder head

surely it is a very different engine, I don't think the head will fit at all, but otherwise may know far more
by SteveCollett
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

Ollek
I 100% agree with you on this. There was a mismatch on these couplers and that is what I was trying to say
by SteveCollett
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

The Exactor and Dowty couplings were originally made by different companies and were of course patented. These patents have long since run out and I sam not even sure if either company still exists. They did have different ( theoretical) capacities. they actually came in a range of sizes. The old MF...
by SteveCollett
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

Ollek I am sorry , but you are just wrong! any user of the earlier John Deere tractors and some Fords which were American built found issues with this problem. Also any American built trailed. equipment had to have the couplers changed before use in the UK. Having worked with both I know we had cont...