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by John.Newman
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: DB segment of my collection doubles
Replies: 3
Views: 3395

Would have been good to have got to Mudgee but work commitments and a forthcoming tour around several vintage shows in England prevented this. Also, unless one has a truck, a bit expensive to transport 5 ton tractors around any distance.John
by John.Newman
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: DB segment of my collection doubles
Replies: 3
Views: 3395

DB segment of my collection doubles

Picked up a VAK Cropmaster last weekend to keep my 50TD company. It is in original condition (complete with many oil leaks), a good starter on the switch and drives quite good. Main jobs are to repair an exhaust manifold leak on the hot spot chamber cover, replace a few seals & gaskets, replace the ...
by John.Newman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 770
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

770

There is an auction coming up in my local are in a couple of weeks where there is a 770 on offer. Probably will not see it before the auction so would be greatful for a few things to look out for on these models. There are over 100 tractors on offer up to around 150HP and these can be viewed on the ...
by John.Newman
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 30TD Crawlers
Replies: 5
Views: 4694

Dougal,

As reported by Colin Holwell in the book "David Brown Tractors - A British Legend",the 30T, 30TD & 30ITD (industrial) were produced from 1950 to 1960 with 3080 being built.

Hope this helps and someone else may have a breakdown between models.

Regards,
John
by John.Newman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: DBs at the Queensland Heritage Rally, Biloela, Qld
Replies: 2
Views: 4454

Re cans on exhausts - we have been having irregular winter rain showers over the past few months and it is standard practice for this to be done here.

Regards,
John
by John.Newman
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: DBs at the Queensland Heritage Rally, Biloela, Qld
Replies: 2
Views: 4454

DBs at the Queensland Heritage Rally, Biloela, Qld

Last week-end, the bi-annual Queensland Heritage Rally was held at Biloela in Central Queensland sw of Rockhampton. Probably well over 200 tractors displayed and here are the David Browns.
My 50TD was not there though as 350 miles is a bit far to transport a 6 ton tractor.
Regards
John
by John.Newman
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 50TD david brown crawler
Replies: 10
Views: 5920

Hi milliser, - if you look in the section where past shows & events are listed, you will see some photos of my 50TD. Certainly a few mods done. Where is your fuel tank located? Should be located above the clutch and in front of the dash board. Your machine has the same Conquip blade as mine and a ni...
by John.Newman
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: dardanup herritage park working show
Replies: 11
Views: 8758

Dave, these engines were fitted to the Commer trucks in the late 50's & 60's. Some are still up for sale in the local Oz Trader Magazines occassionally and turn up at our local shows. If a Google search is done on "Commer Knocker Engine" a site belonging to the SA Hillman Club comes up with details ...
by John.Newman
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: dardanup herritage park working show
Replies: 11
Views: 8758

When I saw it on the pull, it was it's maiden pull and required a bit more R&D. Plenty of noise but not much traction and needed a bit more weight. Interesting engines though. On a clalm night, you could hear these trucks coming over a mile away. With no muffler - about 2 miles!

Regards,
by John.Newman
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: dardanup herritage park working show
Replies: 11
Views: 8758

It is certainly a great museum DFave. Did you get a close look at the Purple Chamberlain that had the Commer "Knocker" engine fitted?

John
by John.Newman
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: Toowoomba Vintage Rally, Queensland
Replies: 9
Views: 7514

As the Flyer said "All Things Britsh" was very true. Even the weather was very British like with light showers during the first day. Here are a few more photos that I took over the week-end.
by John.Newman
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: Toowoomba Vintage Rally, Queensland
Replies: 9
Views: 7514

Thanks for posting these Paul. You beat me to it probably because it took me longer to put my tractors to bed after the show. Yes Andy, it makes it go faster - just like a spoiler on a car. The hydraulics and blade are a work in progress and a lot of welding is still needed to tighten all the joints...
by John.Newman
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Of Previous Events
Topic: Toowoomba Vintage Rally, Queensland
Replies: 9
Views: 7514

Toowoomba Vintage Rally, Queensland

For anyone here in Oz who can make it to Toowoomba on the 3rd & 4th March, we are holding our annual rally where the theme this year is "All Things British". Hopefully, there will be some DBs there. I know there will be a 50D along with my 50TD on show.

Regards,
John
by John.Newman
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: fitters / mechanics
Replies: 20
Views: 8026

I am involved in maintenance at a large coal mine here in Queensland as a maintenance planner where I work with a team organising the maintenance on 7 draglines, 6 large hydraulic diggers and a fleet of about 100 pieces of mobile equipment. I know all about the topic of mechanics and fitters. It is ...
by John.Newman
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 50D for sale this week-end
Replies: 2
Views: 2056

Heard today that this tractor was passed in at Au$20,000. I have a feeling that it would have had a fairly high reserve on it. Did not hear anything about the Vickers crawlers though.

John