Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

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Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Lofty » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:37 am

I found a loader from a 900 for a good price. I'm not familiar enough with how the later loaders mount, and can't find detailed pictures. I always thought they would mount to the sides of the chassis. This one has a cross member that bolts under the clutch somehow, and the uprights fix to that. I don't mind a bit of fabricating, but would there be any major issues, like drag link clearance? It's too far away to just go and look so I'm relying on the seller's photos and descriptions.

I think it's a trip loader that's been fitted with a bucket cylinder. He said there used to be stays running back from the posts that you had to climb over, and he was intending to instead make forward braces. Is that realistic? Any other issues I need to be aware of?
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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by db2d » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:08 am

The loader pictured is not a DB manufactured implement. I would be dubious about fitting it onto a 900 let alone an 885. In my opinion it would require major modifications just to hang it onto the chassis let alone stress factors.

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Lofty » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:14 pm

Hi db2d. I'm disappointed to learn it's not a DB unit, but that's not a deal-breaker. You make it sound difficult to fit. To me it looks like I need to plate the cross member up to the vertical pads on the chassis in front of the footplates. Then make some sturdy braces from the post tops down to the front end. This looks like a bit of work, but within my capabilities. Is there something I'm missing?

David Brown accessories are like hen's teeth around here, and I might well die waiting for an LQ8H to come along.

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by db2d » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:20 pm

Braces down to the front end and also underneath the gearbox to the drawbar brackets.

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by PoppyShan885 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:18 pm

Lofty wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:14 pm

David Brown accessories are like hen's teeth around here, and I might well die waiting for an LQ8H to come along.
Lofty,

from my searching and researching for a loader, I've read that the LQ7 is what fits the 885. I'm sure the others can be modified, but for straight out "fit", it's the 7 model.

And yes, the darn things are like hen's teeth here in the States, also!!

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Lofty » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:03 pm

db2d wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Braces down to the front end and also underneath the gearbox to the drawbar brackets.
Hmm. Yes that does add to the hassle factor a bit. Still...
PoppyShan885 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:18 pm
from my searching and researching for a loader, I've read that the LQ7 is what fits the 885. I'm sure the others can be modified, but for straight out "fit", it's the 7 model.
That's interesting. Where did you find that info? Here's a DB sales brochure that lists the LQ8 for the 885. It doesn't mention an LQ7. Could that be an earlier one? https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21A ... 59&o=OneUp
I've found references to Albion loaders (DB bought the company) but no pictures or details. Except that they're designated AL/1 or AL/2.

What's the one you found?

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Ian » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:37 pm

That's a old Massey or maybe a Mill looking at it again by the looks of it possibly 165 / 185

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Ian » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:46 pm

Looking at my old sales brochures there is two loaders for the 885 I believe the Lf8 H is for non Q cabs and the LQ8H for the q cab models

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Lofty » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:26 am

Ian wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:37 pm
That's a old Massey or maybe a Mill looking at it again by the looks of it possibly 165 / 185
Ian, you're right. I found lots of pictures of Masseys with these loaders, and looked at a 165 in person. Turns out it won't fit my tractor though. The upright will foul the steering.

But I did find a tripper on an implematic that looks like it will fit. Bit of a fixer-upper, but the price is attractive and it's local too. I know some may think it junk, but I'm chuffed to find a genuine DB loader. Keen to hear from anyone who has used these, and especially anyone who has fitted one to a selectamatic.
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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by db2d » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:33 am

The loader pictured is a David Brown Albion AL 2. It probably will fit a 990 without a great amount of alterations but not any other Selectamatic models.

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Lofty » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:40 am

What would the issues be?

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by db2d » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 pm

Totally different method of mounting the frame onto the chassis.

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by GeoffDEAL » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:21 pm

How about getting the 990 and the loader looks in reasonable order just needs front wheels and a bit of work , good project and loader is there and a DB one doesnt get much better.

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by Lofty » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:01 pm

All yours Geoff. I’ve got enough headaches thanks.

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Re: Will a loader from a 900 fit an 885?

Post by GeoffDEAL » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:34 pm

Hi just thought it might save you one headache trying to fit a loader up and you would have another DB, bit far away for me certainly would if it was in my part of the world. cheers Geoff

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