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Does your David Brown sleep inside or outside ?

Poll ended at Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:30 pm

inside - keep 'em dry
outside - space is valuable
...bit of tarpaulin
Total votes: 18

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Does your David Brown sleep inside or outside ?

Post by case-ih1594 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:30 pm

Does your David Brown sleep inside or outside ?

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Post by tomryall » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:23 pm

I have 5,30D 885 and 1210 kept in a heated workshop 1212 and 990 kept in a shed.

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RE: Does your David Brown sleep inside or outside ?

Post by John_Allen » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:47 am

At the moment, the 780 is in the garage and the 995 is in a shed (it was outside for the last six years or so). Mind you, the sides of the shed are reed screens and there are no doors, so it is almost outside!


The middle "bay" is for the 780 and the Land Rover needs to go into the garage for some welding (and other repairs). The shed isn't finished yet - wind and rain have stopped the job for now.

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Post by calgumpho » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:22 am

Inside in a custom built shed with doors.

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Post by manxmac » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:13 am

My 990 Q cab mostly sleeps in an open fronted barn, my 1210 Q is still in my workshop whilst being renovated.

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Post by tomwill » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:48 pm

All 6 of my DBs are in the shed.TW Aust

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Post by erkki » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Two indoors, one out. When choosing between motor bikes and DB:s I had to admit that DB:s are made to stand anything outdoors, the bikes are not. The outdoor one works like a dream but of course sunshine affects to the outlook. Heavy metal does not mind that.

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Post by db50d » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:12 pm

All my tractors stay inside,

regards, Martien Hermans
Owner of :

DB 50D VAD/6-10777
DB 50TD TAD/6-10019
DB VAK1 1944
DB 900 1957
DB 770 Red 1965 770a/580808/S
DB 880 IMPL. NARROW 880/C/395263
DB 990 Impl, 1964 990a/472077/s
DB 990 1978
DB1490 30/11184178
DB1594 115 26657

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Post by wheelbarrow » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:41 pm

Mines inside out since the other night when the roof came off the shed :-)
Current shed contents
1983 David Brown 1190
1963 Massey 35x been in the family from new.
Massey Ferguson 50 H digger. Better than a spade

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Post by revelsfishery » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:50 pm

DB950 Worked daily. Under cover in winter under Tarp by night summer.

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Post by austensmith » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:04 pm

996 4WD Digger / Loader snuggled up inside under its own blanket.
996 2 WD on sentry duty outside, weathering slowly, decoying the rust worms - and waiting its turn !!!!
Juvat Impigros Deus !!

DB996 4WD Digger Loader - restored
DB996 2WD - now in rehab....

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Post by graham25163 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:00 am

my 990 implematic sleeps under cover in its own covered trailer its just like a garage but can be moved anywhere I need to, my 996 is at present open to the elements partialy stripped and awaiting to be moved into the workshop for a rebuild, hade to remove the cab to get it in

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Tractor storage

Post by smiddytheman » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:16 pm

The current state of my DBs are as follows:
1490 2wd inside - this one used from time to time, so easy to get out - in barn.
1490 4wd inside - in the workshop being rebuilt - nearly there, cab and wiring to sort.
880 Selectamatic - inside - awaiting restoration - in the barn, no room in the workshop yet.
780 Selectamatic - inside - used in dry weather (no cab!!) ready to go, easy to get out.
DB 25D - inside under covers and jacked of tyres - only comes out in dry weather good for road runs - very fast!! (dangerously fast)
780 Selectamatic - outside under a tarp - needs restoration, running - no more house space until new machinery shed finished (ongoing 3 years!!)
A few other derelicts/parts donors outside behind the hedge, on pallets, under sheets of tin, upturned trailer bodies etc etc
In this part of the country, even heavy metal rusts away if its left outside for any length of time.

Best wishes to all for the New Year...

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RE: Tractor storage

Post by fcagle » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:27 pm

880 Selectamatic totally restored - absolutely inside shop
1210 Has to work for a living but under a shed
880 Implematic partially restored under a shed
990 Selectamatic rebuilt but not running yet is outside

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