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by Robert10100
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Bowden Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 2721

RE: Cropmaster Bowden Cable

Thanks! I'll go out and check my toplink now! Do don't by any chamce know where to get a new Bowden cable?
by Robert10100
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Bowden Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 2721

Cropmaster Bowden Cable

Hi, Can anybody please tell me how the Bowden cable on a Cropmaster works? I know that it causes a latch to open, releasing the lever which controls the clutch, thereby stopping the tractor, but how is the latch triggered? From old photos it seems that the cable went from the toplink to the latch on...
by Robert10100
Sun May 30, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Calorimeter
Replies: 3
Views: 3648

RE: Cropmaster Calorimeter

Thanks for the reply!
by Robert10100
Sun May 30, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: 990 sickle bar mower
Replies: 13
Views: 9787

RE: 990 sickle bar mower

I got a brilliant New Holland finger-bar mower for my Ferguson 20. The blades have serrated edges and therefore do not need to be sharpened, and a belt drives the blade as opposed to a wooden shaft like so many fingerbar mowers. It also cuts everything in its path, and takes no power out of the Ferg...
by Robert10100
Sun May 30, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Calorimeter
Replies: 3
Views: 3648

Cropmaster Calorimeter

Hi,

Does anyone have a parts diagram of the calorimieter on a David Brown Cropmaster?

What type and size thread is on the end of it? BSF? Thanks.
by Robert10100
Thu May 27, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: CAPTION COMPETITION - `whats being discussed here` ??
Replies: 12
Views: 6447

"Sure that yoke wouldn't pull you out of bed"

OR

"It'd be grand if only they didn't paint it that horrible shade of brown...!"

OR

"So, this is what the back of a David Brown looks like!"
by Robert10100
Sat May 15, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Members Restorations
Topic: 880 Progress
Replies: 5
Views: 5636

Looks like a nice original tractor. Another college student DB enthusiast joins the club! I was in third year in college when I got my first Cropmaster. 4 years later and I've finally got a Cropmaster Diesel!
by Robert10100
Thu May 13, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: VAK1/Cropmaster radiators
Replies: 11
Views: 7105

The best way out of this would be to put a Cropmaster radiator on it. Nobody;s going to notice that it's not the original VAK1 type!
by Robert10100
Tue May 11, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Squeak
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

RE: Re: RE: Cropmaster Squeak

Good tip!
by Robert10100
Tue May 11, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: VAK1/Cropmaster radiators
Replies: 11
Views: 7105

RE: VAK1/Cropmaster radiators

Well, the VAK1 chassis is the same width as that of the Cropmaster, so I'd take a chance and say that the radiators are the same size!
by Robert10100
Tue May 11, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Squeak
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

RE: Re: RE: Cropmaster Squeak

Thanks very much - very useful info! I had a look at our 996 and 1490 and could see the grease nipple on the outside of the hubs. On my Cropmaster and on the 25D, there is a sort of a cover over the hub, and I thought I was going to have to remove the wheel and then the hub cover to get at the greas...
by Robert10100
Mon May 10, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Squeak
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Re: RE: Cropmaster Squeak

Powerrabbit wrote:Have you tried greasing the hubs? :wink: Normally helps.
How? I had a look but didn't see any grease nipples in there...
by Robert10100
Mon May 10, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: Cropmaster Squeak
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Cropmaster Squeak

Hi,

I have a restored 1952 Cropmaster Diesel which has recently developed an intermittent squeaking noise, coming left hand rear wheel when driving along.

Any ideas what this could be? I think the guy who restored it probably replaced the rear hub hearings.

Thanks.
by Robert10100
Mon May 10, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: David Brown Tractor Forum
Topic: DB 1490 Bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

DB 1490 Bearings

Hi guys, While taking the rear wheel off my David Brown 1490 Hydrashift, I noticed that there was excessive wear in the hub bearing. Is this normal? Shoudl there be significant rocking movement in the wheel when jacked up? Are the hub bearings difficult to replace? Are they expensive? Thanks. Robert.
by Robert10100
Fri May 07, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Members Photo Album
Topic: Bedding the engine in on the new `toy`
Replies: 10
Views: 7939

You can tell for vertain by the serial number anyway...If it's a Cropmaster Diesel it will start with 'PD' and if it's a TVO, it will start with 'P'. Not that it matters anyway, as they're all lovely tractors!