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Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:08 am
by fergusont20
Hi

I have purchased a what i believe to be a Cropmaster VAK1C with serial number P12868 manufactured in 1948 with a single gear stick

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I wanted a 2 seater and hope to be able to drive my four year old daughter around the lanes and to shows on it this year.

It has stood for two years and the engine was seized with standing, we have now free'd it and believe that water had got the exhaust manifold into cylinder number 3. We have had the tank off and washed both compartments out, cleaned out all of the carb.

There is no starter motor and no ring gear on the flywheel for one.

The registration number is on the back of the seat and i know this to be the original one from new, i also have a tax disc from 2000, but the previous owner cannot find the log book. I have checked on the DVLA website and the tractor is showing on there, so am i right in thinking if i send a completed V62 form and £25, then i should get a log book back?

My second question is that we have a 880 selectamatic with the green old buff log book showing the original registration number, i have checked the DVLA website but it does not show. We would like to get it re-registered with the original reg if possible, who do i need to contact and what is the cost to get an age verification letter created please?

Thanks Mark

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 am
by db2d
Tractor Registrations.

Peter Murray.

Email tractor-registration@dbtc.co.uk

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:35 pm
by philedge
I think that if you want to retain the original reg num on the 880 you have to show some official record linking the reg num to the tractor. If the green log book is showing the tractor serial number and the original reg then I beleive that should be sufficient to get a new record set up at DVLA, and get a V5 with the original number.


If you go for a letter of authenticity from the club, you'll loose the original reg and get a new age related number.

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:22 pm
by fergusont20
Hello again

The cropmaster is in fine form, she has spent hours powering our McConnel sawbench, and covered about 100 miles going to many tractor shows and road runs last year.

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As i have mentioned last year, the tractor does not have a starter motor, and looking through the inspection hole there is no starter ring gear on the flywheel. So over the next few months we would like to split the tractor and fit a starter ring gear to the existing flywheel if possible, if not we will have to get another flyweel.

Its a petrol / tvo model, my question is, where should i then be looking to buy the parts that we need?

A few of my tractor videos on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/vintagelogs/videos

The cropmaster running https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJZHPGbtgA

Thanks Mark

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:52 pm
by db2d
You will have to obtain a flywheel complete with gear. The flywheel you have is not machined to accept a ring gear, new gears are not available.
A flywheel from any pre 1960 petrol/TVO DB single clutch tractor would be suitable.

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:02 pm
by fergusont20
db2d wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:52 pm
You will have to obtain a flywheel complete with gear. The flywheel you have is not machined to accept a ring gear, new gears are not available.
Can you suggest someone or a company who is likely to have these parts?

Thanks

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 pm
by db2d
Try davidbrownparts.com They might have one or suggest someone.

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 am
by cobbadog
Nice one Mark and thanks for the video links. Out here you can find the parts at a tractor wreckers, online auctions also can produce the oddest parts at times. Maybe a member on here might have a spare parts machine that they are happy to sell the flywheel and starter you will need. Then you will need a dynamo if not fitted, regulator and a starter pull button and switch. You mentioned your has only one gear lever so is it a 3 speed only?

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 pm
by DRM
Try Richard Pocock at http://www.pocock-tractorsupplies.co.uk/

Just bought a replacement fuel tank and 3 way valve from him and very pleased with what he sent.

David

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:43 pm
by db2d
There is a Cropmaster flywheel for sale on the website mentioned above.

Re: Purchased a Cropmaster - Have a few questions

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:03 am
by cobbadog
It would be nice to have that selection of parts here in Oz.