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by ScottUSA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 loader hydraulics problem
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: 885 loader hydraulics problem

Certainly this isn't that challenging a problem for you long term David Brown owners to offer a suggestion? Just kidding, I've not come up with a thing... it won't stay not working long enough to attempt to identify the problem. Reviewing flow schematics of the hydraulic system hasn't led to any con...
by ScottUSA
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 Starting Difficulties
Replies: 50
Views: 5332

Re: DB885 Starting Difficulties

I understand what everyone is saying about bad connections, bad wiring, worn brushes and so forth, but, if any of this was the cause, wouldn't it still occur even if the battery charger is hooked up? The tractor hasn't missed a lick while starting since I've been keeping it on the charger. It's 18 ...
by ScottUSA
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: DB885 Starting Difficulties
Replies: 50
Views: 5332

Re: DB885 Starting Difficulties

I'll admit to not having read all the posts to this topic so disregard if it makes no sense. Given your tractor is what, 40 years old? There is every possibility some dim bulb has been playing mechanic on it. Have you looked behind the dash? My heart stopped when I pulled my 885's tank and dash... T...
by ScottUSA
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: 885 loader hydraulics problem
Replies: 4
Views: 812

885 loader hydraulics problem

Dunham-Lehr 22 loader on an 885. Loader has what I believe is called an "open center spool valve" for the loader control. The camel hump has been replaced with a steel plate with two ports (hoses). If the loader is removed from the tractor the hoses must be connected at the tractor to keep from dead...
by ScottUSA
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: I'm Sure Someone Can...
Replies: 23
Views: 3104

Re: I'm Sure Someone Can...

Poppy, with the loader I have the power steering parts go right back where they were, only on the outside of the loader frame. Longer bolts are required, or they should be used. The dink who put mine on (a long time ago) used the originals but a tap and correct length bolts set things right. This go...
by ScottUSA
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Front tyres for loader
Replies: 50
Views: 6137

Re: Front tyres for loader

Ollek, regarding the use of a counterweight on the 3-point; Is there a safe amount of counter balance that can be left hanging on the raised position lock while using a loader? Or is it better to not lock it at all while working the tractor (with a loader)? As an aside... a while back I asked about ...
by ScottUSA
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: I'm Sure Someone Can...
Replies: 23
Views: 3104

Re: I'm Sure Someone Can...

Poppy, I know of a fellow in Oregon with two or three D-L 22 loaders. Long way away I know but you can never tell what kind of connections a fellow has. Example; I needed good, used tracks for a older D4D Cat, found pair in Oregon (no relation). Less than a week later I stopped to ask a neighboring ...
by ScottUSA
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3727

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

Dunham-Lehr 22. It is the model with only one cylinder operating the dump/roll-back function. Only drawback with the single cylinder is the attachment point on the scoop gets a workout.
by ScottUSA
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3727

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

No implements really, just the front loader. Skid logs to a convenient location with a chain. Put a box blade on the 3-point just to add rear weight as the rear tires are apt to spin when backing with the loader bucket full. Once the logs are cut to length the front loader is used to load the trailer.
by ScottUSA
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3727

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

Oil filters aside, cold weather will be here soon and tractor repairs can begin. First though, I have been gifted with and need to move a LARGE amount of quality red and white oak firewood. Tractor is earning its keep.
by ScottUSA
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3727

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

In warm weather using the thermostart it starts fair, in cold it needs ether. No blow-by. When I first took possession of the tractor it flat would not start in 30f temps. On the occasion it would, it missed on one hole for a little bit. Pulled the valve cover and found one exhaust valve preloaded (...
by ScottUSA
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3727

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

Hmm, a spin-on... one with a decent anti-drain back valve too. I love a good challenge. It's going to have to wait though, the thing has no brakes. And depending on a compression test results...
by ScottUSA
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: Which end of an 885's drawbar goes where?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Which end of an 885's drawbar goes where?

Both ends of my drawbar have 1" holes. One end has two 1" holes about 9" apart. The other has a single 1" hole with two ~9/16" holes about 4" away and 2-3" apart. The 9/16" holes have a peculiar chamfer with what I guess to be a locating or anti-rotating hole located in the chamfer itself. Which end...
by ScottUSA
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3727

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

How much more in diameter do you need? For what it's worth, mine fits the filter, but just. There was a sweet spot near the block end of my filter in which the spider was a decent enough fit to align the filter to the block. As a last resort, the spider is a pretty simple piece. One to fit the filte...
by ScottUSA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: DBTC Forum
Topic: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter
Replies: 26
Views: 3727

Re: AD3/55 in an 885 correct assembly of oil filter

How? I've no idea other than to guess it is from less than careful disassembly; If the "spider has a good grip on the bolt, the pulling of the filter over the "spider" could bend the legs. Took some fiddling (as in flattening the legs and snugging the center hole grip on the bolt) to get mine to whe...