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by John.Newman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Improving operator comfort on my Crommaster
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Improving operator comfort on my Crommaster

Anyone who is vertically inhanced may find the Cropmaster a bit cramped to sit on. To give me a bit more leg and foot room, I made a couple of spacers from 2" angle steel and 2 " flat bar welded as shown below. No new mounting holes had to be drilled in the seat frame which made this easy to fit. IM...
by John.Newman
Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: 50TD takes a ride
Replies: 12
Views: 8712

Re: 50TD takes a ride

Just recently, reading through a book covering the history of local built Chamberlain tractors, I came across this illustration, which by coincidence, is showing a Chamberlain Champion 9G tractor towing a tilt bed trailer which has a DB 50TD dozer being loaded, the same combination as shown on my ea...
by John.Newman
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: Not DB so if it offends then I apologise.
Replies: 8
Views: 4272

Re: Not DB so if it offends then I apologise.

All well here Scooby. Had record temperatures though with not much rain (record max of 42 deg C at our place) and even less grass in the paddocks. Only my Chamberlain is getting used at present, and that is mainly for carting water in 2000l loads to supplement our garden water as we are not on town ...
by John.Newman
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: Not DB so if it offends then I apologise.
Replies: 8
Views: 4272

Re: Not DB so if it offends then I apologise.

Great hedge-work Scooby, hope all is well your way. To clear woody weeds on our property such as the Giant African Boxthorn, I use the herbicide made by DOW called "Access" which is a blend of Triclophr and Picloram. This is an oil based concentrate and I mix it 1 part to 60 parts diesel and use a 1...
by John.Newman
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB Crawler
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Re: DB Crawler

I agree on it looks like a 30TD. What that can be seen of the engine area of the frame looks shorter than my 50TD.
by John.Newman
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: David Browns at the Queensland Heritage Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 5393

No, it is not a 4WD conversion, it was designed for lifting pea-nuts from the ground. As the rotating tyres travel down the row, they pinch the bushy peanut plant and lift it from the volcanic light soil that is most suited to this crop. Many people are surprised to learn that peanuts do not grow on...
by John.Newman
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: David Browns at the Queensland Heritage Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 5393

David Browns at the Queensland Heritage Rally

There were only 3 David Browns present, being 2 Cropmasters and my 50TD Have a good look at the mounted implemrmt on the petrol Croppie. It is farm workshop built and can anyone identify what this was designed to do. I will post the answer later this week. It is made from a rear diff assembly and dr...
by John.Newman
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: 2016 Queensland Heritage Rally
Replies: 0
Views: 1376

2016 Queensland Heritage Rally

The last week-end in October saw the 2016 Qquunsland Heritage Rally, hosted by the Toowoomba and District Old Machinery Society held at the Oakey Showgrounds 20km west of Toowoomba. One of the main attractions was a massive showing of Caterpillar eqipment from the first crawlers (a Best 60) to the l...
by John.Newman
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: 50TD completed at long last
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

RE: 50TD completed at long last

Can also be very expensive if you have to do work to the undercarriage (tracks, idlers, rollers & sprockets). Luckily, these were in quite good condition so got left alone. Tracks are actually off a Cat D4 track loader fitted with flat plates with grouser bar welded on.
by John.Newman
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: 50TD completed at long last
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

50TD completed at long last

After a 10 year wait, the blade has been tidied up and fitted back onto my 50TD and can dig dirt again. This blade was made by Conquip in Sydney who were also DB crawler agents at the time.
I have included a before photo taken 10 years ago.
by John.Newman
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: 50TD at work
Replies: 3
Views: 3836

RE: 50TD at work

The guard in front of the grill is to protect the front mounted hydraulic pump and radiator as this tractor was fitted with a tool-bar type blade made by Conquip here in Australia. One day the blade will get tidied up and get fitted again. This nose guard and engine sump guard are both listed in the...
by John.Newman
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: Extra high-clear Cropmaster
Replies: 1
Views: 2450

Extra high-clear Cropmaster

While on holidays recently in South Australia, I came on this VAK1A Cropmaster at the Roseworthy Agricultural Museum which had been modified for row-crop work. This museum is located on the Roseworthy Campus of the Adelaide University and is worth a visit. Advisable to check their website for open t...
by John.Newman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: 50TD at work
Replies: 3
Views: 3836

50TD at work

Took my 50TD to a working day at a local farming property recently and gave it a work-out pulling a cultivator. First time I had it working hard enough to start discolouring the muffler. The paddock we had to work in was about 70 acres. I have included a few other photos as well. Transported the cra...
by John.Newman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 50TD up for sale in my local area
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

50TD up for sale in my local area

Here are some photos of a 50 TD (serial number TAD/6/56 10474 for sale in my local area. What is interesting about it is that although being a MK1 model, it is fitted with the Mk2 undercarriage with the 5 roller track frame and front frame spring & guides. This must have been built as the Mk2 was be...
by John.Newman
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: 50TD takes a ride
Replies: 12
Views: 8712

Andy, yes it is the same model but mine is close to the last of the Champion series and was replaced by the model 306 which is fitted with the Perkins 6.306 engine.
Try searching Chamberlain 9G and see what you find.