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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:16 pm
Good day All,
I have noticed that there was and is an enormous amount of discussion topics on the DB tractor only. I was wondering since I am no expert on the DB history whether the company made attachments as well, like a fanner, bailer, auger, cultivator. I know they made a backhoe!
If the company did make other equipment are they still floating aground?
Is there less interest in this area?
Was it good equipment like the tractor is?
Re: DB attachments
Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:35 pm
DChandler wrote:Was it good equipment like the tractor is?
Most of it was.
Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:00 pm
Most of the implements I have either used or heard about were considered to be amongst the best in its day. Only one implement, the innovative 'crosswise' baler, which differing from the standard design of dropping bales behind, rather to its left, which I have heard mixed oppinions about. I know of a farm who purchased one new, kept indoors under sacks, oiled every year serviced before every season, never missed a bale, best baler they ever had they reconed, however, about three miles away from that farm, a David Brown Baler was promptly relageated and replaced by a Jones baler due to it being ' the worst thing ever to come down the lane'
The Loaders were fantastic, could lift a house, very well designed also, there are failures, however, these loaders have done several thousand hours work before requiring repair.
The ploughs were also very good, I personally think that the 'C' type plough was a fantastic little plough, however, it was by then too small to compeate against the larger manufactures who were flooding the market. If the 'C' was launched 20 years earlier however...
Unfortunately, toward the end, the products were showning their age and starting to lag behind compared to the competition. Development was costly and in all probabillity, DB and then Tennaco were too concerned in producing Tractors, which was their bread and butter.
Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:56 pm
That too bad. I would have liked to expand the David brown equipment series because I find the tractor unit will thought-out and durable.
But hey not the end of the world.
Eric are you from North America or Europe or Australia. Was the availably different of these attachments between the three areas?
Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:19 am
Im from Wales, I would assume that all attachments offered by DB were available over here (with exception of the Disc Plough?)
Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:40 am
Eric, I've just moved to Wales but I know that it was always a good market for DB stuff in the Principality. Still lots of DB & DB/Case tractors about at work.
Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:38 pm
This is very true, DB was strong over here, good dealers and loyal customers. Many DB's are still working for a living all over the place.
However, the last full range of implements that DB made were in the 50's, the range dwindeled more and more, untill they only made front end loaders.
This means that the DB machinery is by now vintage old kit, not much use for modern farming, and trade in, export or scrap prices have historically being high (as well as low), many of this machinery has now gone.
But, as i say, many David Brown Tractors, are still earning their keep all over Wales.
DB baler in Ontario
Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:42 pm
Elmer has a DB baler in excellent shape in SW Ontario. He found it in a barn up in the Bruce peninsula for a couple of hundred bucks... it's the only one in Canada that I have run into.
Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:54 pm
Didnt D.B do the albion range of implimants ?
Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:57 pm
So I guess what I am hearing is that if you find something hold on to it.
It is funny how one product did so well and the other lines not as much.
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:31 am
I know of a fellow who has a pretty nice collectionof db implements here in nova scotia he was a dealer for some time he still has a david brown potatoe digger Glen was down awhile ago and he filmed him demonstrating the digger on the back of a cropmaster the old guy is 82 and still quite active in these parts he loves the antique tractor show's and pulls his collection of david brown equipment is impressive to say the least
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:53 am
although living in the uk i do frequent the australian ebay site and have never seen one of these implements in england.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Saw-implement_W0 ... dZViewItem
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:00 pm
ttpilot, Glenn showed me the potato digger, which is very neat, I would like to see that thing running just to see how she works.. He also showed me the plough that another member has WOW. Looks real sharp.
VAk1c100 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Is this also a David Brown attachment? Looks very dangerous! Would not want to get anything caught in that guy!
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:27 pm
I believe it to be a David Brown implement, i have seen a red version on a david brown publicity film. I found this picture which i saved from an internet page ages ago. shows a few more implements.
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:24 am
Are these Implements made by DB or just Badged up or recomended?
Early Selectamatic Operators Manuals have two or three pages at the back detailing implements that DB recommended for use with their tractors.