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by SteveCollett
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 780 selectamatic loader spool challenge...
Replies: 23
Views: 2029

Re: 780 selectamatic loader spool challenge...

Very often the original plumbing used the normal lift quadrant and probably a trip bucket.
It was very common to see such conversions using a variety of spools fitted in a similar fashion. I had a veery similar set up on a little 780 I owned at one time. I think the actual DB arrangement was similar
by SteveCollett
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 780 selectamatic loader spool challenge...
Replies: 23
Views: 2029

Re: 780 selectamatic loader spool challenge...

just a guess
you may have the two spools reversed.
so bucket pipes to go on left hand spool and loader on right, they appear to be giving the symptoms I would expect if you were using the wrong type of valve for each.
worth a try
by SteveCollett
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Pulling power
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Pulling power

The worst situation can be towing a half full tank then stopping may a problem as the liquid slops in the tank.
make sure the brakes work well on the tanker
by SteveCollett
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Confused by warning lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 1628

Re: Confused by warning lights.

I had exactly this when I did up my little 770. Absolutely do get the pressure checked, it literally is 2 minutes, thankfully mine was fine, as I expect yours is. Good luck
by SteveCollett
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 front axle surprise
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Re: 900 front axle surprise

It may not be legal in Finland but I have not heard of such strictures here regarding working on axle parts. Obviously there are safety concerns though. Years ago MF tractors had a very similar issue on their axles and they actually sold a kit , which threaded over the existing worn thread then you ...
by SteveCollett
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front weights
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: Front weights

my memory is that all the L shaped weights were the same
by SteveCollett
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 Starting Difficulties
Replies: 50
Views: 4110

Re: DB885 Starting Difficulties

if it has not been charged up for 3 weeks , been stood idle 3 days ands started in 20 degree sub zero , your battery is fine!
by SteveCollett
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 2138

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

you say that Scooby, but I think we used the clevis to pick up far more than the proper hook because the risk of losing trailers . I have never snapped a DB drawbar but have JD and Ford.
We certtainly gave these poor tractors some stick, why I have so much admiration for them
by SteveCollett
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 2138

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

I would guess it had been attached to something with a double clevis, this can impose huge loads on the drawbar
by SteveCollett
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 4846

Re: Front tyres for loader

There were few 4 wheel trailers built with out a turntable, I remember a maker using castors on the front one but I never saw one in action. I grew up using 4 wheel trailers and learnt to back one before a two wheeler. Thankfully we had no hills and mainly the 770 stayed on the smaller trailers with...
by SteveCollett
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 4846

Re: Front tyres for loader

interesting, I had never seen that leaflet. I think many DB owners dodged up similar. I would guess that MF paid DB sufficient for the licence, to ensure that DB did not compete. As for people not liking 4 wheel trailers how ever did they get large loads of hay and straw moved? more than once I have...
by SteveCollett
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Are These DB Tools?
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Are These DB Tools?

We obviously have no idea of the scale of the tools in the photo. The original double ended spanner was about 18" but the one thing I worry about it does appear in the photo that the hole is hexagonal, when all those I have seen were round. However possibly earlier ones were hexagonal
by SteveCollett
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 2138

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

Classic stress failure started at the welding but mainly through overloading the drawbar.
The strange thing is it did not go through the bolt holes
by SteveCollett
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: "Gifted" Diesel Fuel, Use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: "Gifted" Diesel Fuel, Use it?

%b %16, %2018 - %0 Something to be remembered with using containers for fuel is Never Ever use a container that has had Roundup - Glyphosate in it even if it is dry and clean the residue will wipe out the entire injection system pump and injectors. Has happened in the past and should not be forgotte...
by SteveCollett
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 4846

Re: Front tyres for loader

David Browns invented weight transfer and TCU. The MF pressure controller was a DB patent licensed to MF. They did not them selves sell an equivalent system