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Ozz-DB
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Prairie Cropmaster

Post by Ozz-DB » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:24 pm

I have noticed, in the serial number lists, a model called the "Cropmaster Prairie".
I assume by its name it was a special "wheatland" version of the normal Cropmaster.

My question is how did this model differ from a basic Cropmaster?

Was the Cropmaster Prairie an "export only" model or was it sold in Britain?

I am from Australia and haven't heard the "Prairie" name applied to DB tractors here.

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colinb
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RE: Prairie Cropmaster

Post by colinb » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:00 pm

Hi....this guy has a couple of pics of a Prairie Cropmaster on his website:

http://www.hrmsales.com/david_brown_tractors.htm

Otherwise I don't know much about them.

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tedwood
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RE: Prairie Cropmaster

Post by tedwood » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:02 am

lools like vented side curtains and other changes for hot dusty weather, aside from that ime in the dark too

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RE: Prairie Cropmaster

Post by erkki » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:39 am

I think Prairie Cropmaster was originally made for US market. It has single seat in stead of wide coach and probably the clutch pedal on the left hand side of gearbox. Prairie Cropmaster was actually the first version about later DB 30C.

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Re: RE: Prairie Cropmaster

Post by Ozz-DB » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:42 pm

erkki wrote:I think Prairie Cropmaster was originally made for US market. Prairie Cropmaster was actually the first version about later DB 30C.

RGDS
I believe you are right about the PRAIRIE being built for the North Amarican market.

Most of the North American manufacturers built "wheatland" versions of their mainstream models.
The "wheatland" models tended to be basic, "no frills," machines with non-adjustable axles and swinging drawbars rather than three point hitches.

The mesh grill and the side curtains on this Cropmaster suggust they were special featurs to keep wheat chaff away from the engine and radiator.

I have never one of these Prairie style Cropmasters here in Australia, although some-one may correct me.

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Re: RE: Prairie Cropmaster

Post by Ozz-DB » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:57 pm

colinb wrote:Hi....this guy has a couple of pics of a Prairie Cropmaster on his website:


Otherwise I don't know much about them.

Thank you for the photos, I could only guess what a PRAIRIE looked like!

P.S.I hope you noticed, on the photos, the DB crawlers were labelled as "DB cats". This is a snippet of the local slang.

"Cat" means any crawler tractor in Canada, not just the "Caterpillar" brand apparently!

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Post by Ozz-DB » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:10 pm

I have just found out thst the DB PRAIRIE was marketted in Australia 1953-34.

I have never seen one; they may have only been sold in the western wheat country.

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Post by tedwood » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:40 am

thanks for that, but i wont look for the 34 model ok!

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