885 to 880

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885 to 880

Post by saccy » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:28 pm

Hi we have a 885 with a loader but use are 1390 so would like to take the loader off and give it a bit of paint and so on.but i would like to do a 880 (like the look better).we did the engine up a few years ago.could i go down the route of fitting shell wings to this one,will they swap,where they the same tractor.its an L reg what colour should it be.it just seems a hassle selling this one i know and buying a 880.is my idea just wrong.

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Post by Guest » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:37 pm

If I understand what you want to do wings from an 885, shell type or later flat top will not fit an 880 nor will 880 wings fit an 885. Colour of tractors up to late 1972 were white and chocolate which covered L reg and some M reg tractors.

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Post by saccy » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:43 pm

Hi i think i confused my self there,ok i can not fit shell wings to my 885.just dont like the idea of selling.did they do an 880 with flat top wings

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Post by case-ih1594 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi, the 885/880 is basically the same engine wise. The 885 will be lighter built, but will have a synchro gearbox and 2x gear lever layout. The 880 had flat top mudguards for some export specifications (e.g. Germany) and the 885 had shell type mudguards for the narrow (vineyard) tractors.

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Post by John_Allen » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:13 pm

The 885 is possibly nearer a 780 than an 880 in the looks department - certainly everything in front of the gearbox looks much the same (apart from a different front axle).

However, you have another problem with an 880: if they had safety cabs, they would probably be the Sta-Dri/Victor ones as in the earliest 885s, not the Weatherframe cabs that came in around late 1971 - early 1972 and have the flat mudguards. So the later cabbed 885 would never look like an 880. I would seriously suggest you don't mess with the cab (unless you've already taken it off!) if you want to work the machine at all.

Of course, it's your tractor, so you can do what you like with it. I just don't think you'll get it to look enough like an 880 to satisfy your lust for the older machine.

There is another option though - buy a real 880 as a third tractor!!

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Post by Guest » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:28 pm

The 880 was discontinued in 1971 and was replaced by the 885 which was produced alongside the 880 for a short time. The 885 was a sort of 'hybrid' between the 780 and 880 employing the best features from both models incorporated with the engine being uprated from 46 to 48hp. You have to be careful in 'retro' fitting older parts to the newer models, a tractor that was fitted with a safety frame or safety cab from new at the factory must retain that frame or cab to comply with the Law.

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Post by saccy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:24 am

ok looks like theres an 885 for sale and will have to start looking for an 880.

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