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by cobbadog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: McCormick b-23 finger mower cropmaster combination

That is some very valuable info there Scooby, well done. Another option for use is an old Oxford Allen Rotoscythe. they have a 3' wide cutting bar and can knock over the 3 acres in no time. They are self propelled and you can choose which wheel or both to do the driving. Be prepared for a quick walk...
by cobbadog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 990 stuck in high range
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: 990 stuck in high range

G'Day Felix and welcome. The bronze part, for your gear lever should move along the shaft so from bottom left to top right and back again. Model number of your tractor will help as different models have there own issues. You must compress your pictures to post them on most Forums so that is why you ...
by cobbadog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Spun bearing on 990
Replies: 15
Views: 894

Re: Spun bearing on 990

At the end of the day your repair will only be as good as your cost input. A cheap repair means it is not done right and may not last very long where a proper repair will give years of service. Feeling if there is any movement is not how you can test for tolerances, they must be measured using calip...
by cobbadog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Yellow 900
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Yellow 900

That way of producing explains why there is very little information on them but would there be a number in the serial number of tractor to make it stand out as being different?
by cobbadog
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

How a simple 'clean it up' job becomes somewhat more involved. Today was all about cleaning up the radiator with the shroud still attached. All was going well until I thought I will remove the shroud and do a better job of the cleaning. I removed the screw on radiator cap to lift the shroud up and p...
by cobbadog
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Steering cross shaft 880
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Steering cross shaft 880

If the procedure you are asking about is what ollek is referring to I centering the steering box by putting it on full lock one way then count the rotations to being full lock on the opposite way. then halve the number of turns and that centers the steering box. With the wheels facing forward I meas...
by cobbadog
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Timing Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Timing Gears

Lucky you discovered it at this stage and not when it's too late.
by cobbadog
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 880 hydraulic problem
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: 880 hydraulic problem

Auto transmission fluid and accetone mixed 50/50 is a good penetrator for freeing things up.

Molassis and water is another.
by cobbadog
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

There are many YouTube clips on doing wet sand blasting. It looks like a gurney with an attachment that feeds the sand in it. Working pressure of 3000 psi. I have seen good results and hope for the same here. This tractor has had the engine fully rebuilt along with a clutch assembly about 4 years ba...
by cobbadog
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: So, what's this bit?
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: So, what's this bit?

Try bypassing the switch and see if it will start then. If so the switch may be able o be cleaned by spraying WD40 or similar and checking that it is moving inside the gearbox to operate the switch.
Hopefully by cleaning it you will be back in action.
by cobbadog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Ready for wet sand blasting

Well I had everything ready for wet sand blasting last weekend but the wet weather put a stop on it. Next attempt is in 2 weeks as there is a long weekend in between now and then. i also did a clean up on the grille badge. It had both red (normal) and blue (not normal) paint on it and is yet another...
by cobbadog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Ready
by cobbadog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Ready for wet sand blasting
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Ready for wet sand blasting

Weather permitting, tomorrow the wet sand blasting will be done so here is what needs to be done.
by cobbadog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Brakes 990
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Brakes 990

My local bearing shop had all the seals in stock. I took the seals to him and he read the numbers and put new ones on the counter. When I did my brakes It was suggested to me here on this site to double up on the seals that sit on the main axle shaft coming out from the diff. This meant not re-fitti...
by cobbadog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Leak in catch knob/ramshaft cover- 880 Implematic

Your pin 'appears' to be possibly chrome plated. If this is the case it can be de-chromed and then re plated byt he chrome platers but I would have some spray weld on it to build it back up them ground back to size.