DB film around 1960

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ericakkerman
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DB film around 1960

Post by ericakkerman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:05 pm

Found an old film with a lot of DB tractors. Made by Gibbs of Bedfont 1960s. (40 min)

The link to the site: http://gibbsofbedfont.co.uk/

The link to the video: http://gibbsofbedfont.co.uk/albums/video/

Enjoy watching!

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Re: DB film around 1960

Post by Scooby » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:48 pm

Thank you very much for that Eric. That sure brought back some memories. The Howard Clifford garden rotavators, the Howard Rotaspreaders, the Lundell corn drill, and the Ransomes TS81 2 furrow reversible plough with YL bodies & SN skims. I have owned and worked those four items but the plough wasn't the best thing that Ransomes ever made ! But I did see a TS82 in the video with SCNs & SN skims, one of those got me a lot of work because you would make a really good job with it. There was also a TS83 3 furrow in there but, like the TS81, there wasn't enough inter-body clearance. So they made the tractor killer that was the TS84. If they had listened to what customers wanted then Roger Dowdeswell would never have got his foot in the door !

And the Roadless 75 or was it a 95 and also a Northrop. And the red 770. One of my customers had one of those and I always thought that it was a cracking little tractor. So I bought one. And the DB 6 furrow plough. I have seen one working and the concept was very clever.

And the lady's hats. And the men wore braces & ties. The music of the day was something else as well. Lots of small family farms, plenty of work about. They were good days. I count myself so fortunate to have been there and experienced them. Thanks again Eric.
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ericakkerman
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Re: DB film around 1960

Post by ericakkerman » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:24 pm

Yes, a very nice old film. Glad you enjoyed it!

On a site in Belgium a few factory pictures. Tekst is only in the Dutch language.

http://www.hetvirtueleland.be/solr-sear ... avid+brown

But in the Uk I found a nice site as wel.

http://www.dbtractors.co.uk/

If you click on the pictures, there's more to see.

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