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50TD takes a ride
Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:28 pm
Just finished building a trailer to transport my 50TD around the local shows and here it is ready to go on it's first outing on the trailer. The last photo shows it waiting for the wood decking and tilted in the loading position. All that is missing is a 1594 or 1694 Hydroshift to pull it but the Chamberlain did quite a good job yesterday. The 1594 / 1694s are not very common here and if I cannot find one, I may have to settle for a Green Machine with the power shift transmission.
Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:21 pm
Hush John, hopefully no one will notice but I`ll ask anyway!!!!.
What model Chamberlain and year is it - nice looking old thing and obviously they are a bit rare across here - I take it she has the Detroit/GM diesel in here???
Oh - 50TD`s not bad either
Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:00 pm
Hi, great photos.
A good strong trailer with lots of room to manoeuvre. The trailer wheel arrangement would be unusual in the UK (I think I have seen that 'split rim' type of Outback Truckers).
The blue sky would be very rare in Yorkshire.
A 1594 / 1694 would also be fairly scarce in the UK, although they are about - just increasingly a rare sight, sadly.
Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:43 pm
Hello John, hope you and the family are all well. I have just been looking at the specs. for your 50TD and it makes interesting reading. Your machine is less than half the weight of my Track Marshall. Admittedly my TM is 3 times the horsepower and has a linkage and 1.5tn front weight but they are both 6 pot.
Your trailer looks good. We have military trailers over here that work on the same principal but why have you made the drawbar so long ? Won't that whip a bit (I assume it isn't sprung ?)
Regards - David.
Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:15 pm
It might be that it needs a little length to accommodate the strap/tool box without fouling the tyres while turning, it will have to be sat a little further forward to give room to get the pin in to lock the tilt mechanism?
Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:47 pm
Hello John nice 50TD and Chamberlain 9G you have there the 9G I did a lot of farming with back in the 1960s I farmed 900 acres with one getting 1 dollar an hour back in the good old days,today fellows with there flash tractors seem to be flat out farming 200 acres!!!.I have a 1594 and 1412 for sale as well as my DB 40TD I have sold my machinery complex and I am scaling down with equipment.Cheers Tom Williams
Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:09 am
tomwill wrote:Hello John nice 50TD and Chamberlain 9G you have there the 9G I did a lot of farming with back in the 1960s I farmed 900 acres with one getting 1 dollar an hour back in the good old days,today fellows with there flash tractors seem to be flat out farming 200 acres!!!.I have a 1594 and 1412 for sale as well as my DB 40TD I have sold my machinery complex and I am scaling down with equipment.Cheers Tom Williams
Just to add to the 1 dollar per hour one always seem to have money in his pocket then now making 100 times that or more one does not have any,For Andy the Chamberlain would fitted with a Perkins 4 cyl 270D.TW DBTCA
RE: Re: 50td
Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:06 pm
Thanks everyone for your comments and thanks David we are all fine here. The drawbar did end up a little longer than intended bit looked good when drawing up the design using Microsoft Visio drawing program. Yes, I was allowing plenty of wheel space when turning but a little bit of extra length makes it easier to reverse. A drawbar jack stand is still to be fitted and it rides good with no whipping even in top gear when I managed to get up to about 20 mph. The wheels are fixed rim type with low profile 22" tubeless and 12" wide tread.
Also, did anyone notice my off-sider on the Chamberlain bench seat? Our border collie considers that her seat and frequently rides around with me.
Andy, the Chamberlain is a 1965 model Champion 9G (9G indicates the number of gears - 3 speed main & 3 speed range box and done just over 3000 hours and in original condition except for a set of new tyres and a quick coat of paint. The range box can be changed on the move but is not synchro and the front axle is sprung, giving a better ride - fairly important at 27mph approx. top speed)
Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:12 pm
As a big VAK/Cropmaster fan I missed the bench seat John - if you decide that purrfect little lady want`s to have a litter of kittens put me down for one - we can load one onto the trailer that Scoobys after and reduce on the shipping costs
Theres not much that come`s up if you google Chamberlain here in the UK - is that the model that was the `Tail End Charlie` one that he used on the publicity stunt??
Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:36 am
Andy, yes it is the same model but mine is close to the last of the Champion series and was replaced by the model 306 which is fitted with the Perkins 6.306 engine.
Try searching Chamberlain 9G and see what you find.
Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:56 am
John.Newman wrote:Andy, yes it is the same model but mine is close to the last of the Champion series and was replaced by the model 306 which is fitted with the Perkins 6.306 engine.
Try searching Chamberlain 9G and see what you find.
Hello John somehow I lost your message, photos of my 1594 are on ebay along with my 1412. Cheers Tom Williams DBTCA
Re: 50TD takes a ride
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Just recently, reading through a book covering the history of local built Chamberlain tractors, I came across this illustration, which by coincidence, is showing a Chamberlain Champion 9G tractor towing a tilt bed trailer which has a DB 50TD dozer being loaded, the same combination as shown on my earlier post shown below.This material had been produced from a Conquip Equipment catalog of around 1960 era. Conquip was a dealer for David brown crawlers and also built dozer blades, silt scoops, trailers and front end loader attachments in Sydney.