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by bedwards1966
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Pulling power
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Pulling power

'95 Ford 7840 SLE with about 7000 hours, a great little tractor that pulls 12t grain/muck trailers all day as well as brand new 140/175hp fords do, great tractors that seem to be underrated by many. But DB's are also very capable and again I think people under estimate what they're capable of doing ...
by bedwards1966
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Oil prerssure
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Oil prerssure

I had an engine apart a couple of years ago and it wouldn't develop any oil pressure when cranking. The solution was simply that it needed priming by putting oil into the gallery/filter housing (at the pressure switch or blanking plug as I recall) using an oil can. It can happen when an engine is sa...
by bedwards1966
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Pulling power
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Pulling power

I think it would manage it fine provided you aren't on very steep or wet land, I've done tanking with a 2000g tanker behind a 100hp Ford which was within its capabilities.
by bedwards1966
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 2014

Re: Engine rebuild

Your breathing from the crankcase does not sound to be excessive so isn't a reason to rebuild. Tell me more about the starting problems. If the compression is suspected to be low I suggest doing a compression test before pulling anything apart - you don't want to strip the whole engine to find that ...
by bedwards1966
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 900 front axle surprise
Replies: 20
Views: 2640

Re: 900 front axle surprise

An engineering shop would not charge too much to do the machining work if your lathe is too small. Depends where you are! I know a couple of places locally, the one that's any good were charging £50 per hour a while ago and I'm sure it's increased since then. And they're not greedy, various running...
by bedwards1966
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.
Replies: 148
Views: 14212

Re: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.

I have thought for years about building an injector tester, I wonder if a grease gun would produce enough pressure? I would need to make an adapter to the injector, pressure gauge and perhaps valve. A quick google search shows you can get a tester for around $100 usd so that is tempting. The local ...
by bedwards1966
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

the fact that you run on the short setting would mean less springy and more ridgid plus the fact it had been welded! i have just purchased a 1690t and the draw bar was snapped off, not been welded but i would guess it may have been abused! I find it surprising that any amount of abuse will cause th...
by bedwards1966
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.
Replies: 148
Views: 14212

Re: 1594 Hydra starting problems - smoke but no fire.

Lapping is making parts fit together properly by removing very small amounts of material so you get a good seal. As you don't sound to have anyone decent in your area I think I'd be talking to injector places which aren't local and posting them each way, it would add a little time but means you can ...
by bedwards1966
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 6201

Re: Front tyres for loader

My disliking of the four wheeled, turntable trailers is partly due to not being easy to reverse and also because they don't apply any weight to the tractor. No drawbar weight does of course help hitching them up when a pickup hitch isn't on the tractor, but sometimes it is nice to have some of the w...
by bedwards1966
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

More information... The drawbar was on its shortest setting. It was being used with a normal, single eye on the trailer (not a double clevis or anything daft like that). The trailer was nose heavy but the tractor did lift and latch it and tow it about 30 miles before this happened. It was driving on...
by bedwards1966
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 Starting Difficulties
Replies: 50
Views: 5405

Re: DB885 Starting Difficulties

Lofty wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Could an intermittent air leak cause both symptoms?
No, the battery is there for starting the engine and has no effect on how it runs - it can even be disconnected after starting and the engine would run all day without it quite happily.
by bedwards1966
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

Indeed it has been welded, and the weld has gone to the corner of the metal which is a bad thing. However, the weld doesn't go across the piece which certainly does cause cracks, I'm surprised to see such a sudden failure from this. Given how many drawbars are out there welded together (usually done...
by bedwards1966
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 Starting Difficulties
Replies: 50
Views: 5405

Re: DB885 Starting Difficulties

It sounds like the battery to me. When you say you had a neighbor test it, there are different methods of testing and a battery that has just been charged (either from a charger or from a running vehicle, such as when driving it to the neighbor) can give false results so is not to be relied on. Also...
by bedwards1966
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Snapped drawbar - anyone ever seen this before?

Has anyone ever seen this happen before? Clean break, the drawbar was on its shortest setting. Nobody was hurt, and nothing else suffered serious damage. I'm curious as to what grade/type the metal is, if anyone knows this? DB drawbar 1 small.jpg DB drawbar 2 small.jpg DB drawbar 3 small.jpg DB draw...
by bedwards1966
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Where Does David Brown Rank?
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: Where Does David Brown Rank?

I find it surprising that DB's aren't more popular over here, I suspect that it's probably down to dealerships more than anything. My 995 is way ahead of Massey of that era, and I'd put them as being at least as reliable with the exception of the hydraulics. Not that there's anything wrong with DB h...