Page 1 of 2

DB attachments

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:16 pm
by DChandler
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?

Just curious!

Cheers Don

Re: DB attachments

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:35 pm
by Scooby
DChandler wrote:Was it good equipment like the tractor is?

Just curious!

Cheers Don
Most of it was.

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:00 pm
by Eric_T
Hello,

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.

Regards

Eric

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:56 pm
by DChandler
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?

Cheers Don

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:19 am
by Eric_T
Hello,

Im from Wales, I would assume that all attachments offered by DB were available over here (with exception of the Disc Plough?)

Regards

Eric

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:40 am
by Scooby
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
by Eric_T
Hello,

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.

Regards

Eric

DB baler in Ontario

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:42 pm
by RitchieLeslie
Don

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.

Ritchie

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:54 pm
by Paul-Dale
Didnt D.B do the albion range of implimants ?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:57 pm
by DChandler
Hello Guys
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.

Cheers Don

implements

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:31 am
by ttpilot
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

RE: implements

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:53 am
by vak1c100
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

RE: implements

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:00 pm
by DChandler
Hello All,
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 – Is this also a David Brown attachment? Looks very dangerous! Would not want to get anything caught in that guy!

Cheers Don

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:27 pm
by vak1c100
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.

Image

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:24 am
by Eric_T
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.

Regards

Eric