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david brown 900 diesel

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:29 pm
by greasybert123
what model does the bonnet fit besides the 900,then i know what to look for,i,am looking for nose cone and grill
for mine :twisted:

Re: david brown 900 diesel

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:25 pm
by blissakpo
The 900 bonnet only fits a 900 - the nose cone opening and grills are different on the other "younger" red/yellow tractors.

An early 950 "pre implematic" Bonnet with the rectangular side hinged radiator opening would be the nearest swap as they are the same length but the nose cone takes the tapered yellow grills, most of those in breakers are bent to oblivion especially the nose cones.

You may be able to get one of those and mod the opening or if your panel beating skills are any good work with what you have.

Replacement Implematic nose cones are available but not cheap at around 400 quid and then you would need to modify it to take 900 grills if you want to keep it original

New 900 Grills are available special order from David Brown Parts at 150 quid a set

I did see that Ron Greet was currently breaking a 900 on their website you could try there.

Re: david brown 900 diesel

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:01 pm
by greasybert123
thank you for that information,thats great cheers. :P

Re: david brown 900 diesel

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:42 pm
by blissakpo
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Attached is a photo of new nose cone for an implematic that is available - Note the poor fit of the grills, the hole to accept the DB Badge that the 900 does not have and the narrow strip between the grills that on the 900 is wider. If you go down the new nose cone route and want to replicate a 900 bonnet those are all issues you would need to deal with.

They don't fit the old bonnets particularly well and need a lot of fettling to get a reasonable fit - It's not a quick and easy fit up

It may be a lot easier to work with the bonnet you already have

Or....Have a look at Pocock Tractor Spares website Part number 1541 he's asking 230 quid plus VAT Listed as a 950 Bonnet - It's not a particularly good picture but the appatures don't look tapered and it looks more like a 900 bonnet to me that has been mis-listed...but again it needs work.

I don't think you will get a second hand 900 nose cone on it's own tractor breakers don't want to split bonnets

Hope that helps

Re: david brown 900 diesel

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:45 pm
by greasybert123
cheers for that briliant. :P

Re: david brown 900 diesel

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:23 pm
by greasybert123
any tractor breakers out there,want a full bonnet with grill if i can fine one,for the 900 only :lol: