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by SteveCollett
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

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The Exactor and Dowty couplings were originally made by different companies and were of course patented.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: 1001

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...
by SteveCollett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Sparks
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Sparks

sparks coming from exhausts is not at all uncommon, and many times have set a following load of straw on fire in very dry times
by SteveCollett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

My mistake, I left out a sentence, it was of course the quick fit push in connectors where issues arose with non standardisation, between America and Europe
by SteveCollett
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 950 implematic exactor coupling
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: 950 implematic exactor coupling

The exactor coupling has the advantage ,that it is far easier to keep clean. Also it is incorrect that they are universal, American and European couplings never used to be fully compatible ands led to a lot of issues letting trailers down
by SteveCollett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Coolant

Ollek lets talk facts Glycol is 15% less efficient at absorbing heat. I am not sure about mineral content of water in Finland but all UK tap water is 100% safe for drinking. It is the mineral content of water which causes scaling and oxidation of cooling systems. All manufacturers of ready made cool...
by SteveCollett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Coolant

I would strongly disagree with this advice, unless you live in very cold climate, 25% is sufficient unless your tractor is parked outside. This will take freezing point down to minus 7 c. 33% will reduce this to minus 20c Anti freeze actually reduces the efficiency of the water for cooling. Obviousl...
by SteveCollett
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: 990 gearbox

the trick is to just nick it in place before the cogs have stopped spinning. If the tractor is rolling doing the old double declutch will work a treat , the secret there is matching the engine and ground speed. something every one over a certain age learnt to do. now the youngsters haven't a clue wh...
by SteveCollett
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Manifold gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Manifold gaskets

I assume you know how to do it with a ball pein hammer
by SteveCollett
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Manifold gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Manifold gaskets

gaskets are easy enough to make and material freely available on eBay
by SteveCollett
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880A Selectamatic Dump Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: 880A Selectamatic Dump Valve

No the Dowty valves should provide full flow as long as they are screwed up tight.
by SteveCollett
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 770 780 siroco roll bar
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: 770 780 siroco roll bar

fairly certain that they should be ok. Normally these roll bars have their approval printed on them if not they are not legal anyway.
by SteveCollett
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 Loader Removal
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: 885 Loader Removal

To take off First make sure you have a bucket on the loader find some firm level ground drop the loader to the ground find 2 lengths of timber a minimum 4 X 3 cut them to length so they fit nicely under the boom veto support it from the ground just in front of the axle turn the engine off , operate ...
by SteveCollett
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880A Selectamatic information request
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: 880A Selectamatic information request

afraid you will now find it very difficult to get your cables through!
that is exactly what I did first time :oops:
A further tip, I just welded the tabs back on using araldite, to avoid heating the tube with a cable inside. I also used twin wire to give a better earth return.
by SteveCollett
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 780 selectamatic loader spool challenge...
Replies: 23
Views: 2023

Re: 780 selectamatic loader spool challenge...

very glad you are sorted, sounds as though their was some sort of blockage in there