DB996 Query

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DB996 Query

Post by txtractorguy » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:38 pm

I saw this DB over the weekend. I suppose a previous owner really wanted a Ford, so they painted it blue. However, according to the serial number it's a 1973 DB 996. I thought the 996 was not sold here in the USA. If not, I guess it found its way over here somehow. Is the "hand clutch" I've read about the item I have enclosed in the red box?
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Re: DB996 Query

Post by txtractorguy » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:44 pm

I was also wondering what the lever below the right foot floor panel is, the one secured with the zip ties.
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Re: DB996 Query

Post by ollek » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:46 pm

I think that the 996 was called 995 with dual clutch in the US. The main differences between 995 and 996 was the clutch and that the 996 had 8 cm longer wheelbase to get the space for the dual clutch. Yes, the lever to the left of the drivers seat is the hand clutch. This operates the pto clutch. There should not be any lever to the front of the right hand footplate. It is possible that the lever is for the hand brake, please see part ref 5 in the following link https://partstore.caseih.com/us/parts-s ... 4ar1297007
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Re: DB996 Query

Post by txtractorguy » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:26 pm

Hmmmm, that could be it. It certainly looks like the lever for the hand brake, but should be facing to the rear (according to the parts list illustration) instead of to the front. Perhaps it is broken, hence the reason it is zip-tied.

So what would be the correct color for this '73 DB996, Orchid White/Power Red?

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by ollek » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:36 pm

A 1973 995/6 Orchid White tin work and Power Red frame. Please see the following link https://partstore.caseih.com/us/parts-s ... 4ar1297007

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by Scooby » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:55 pm

According to factory records the power red 996 tractors started at 983736

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by 1952CROPMASTER » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:00 am

When CASE changed the DB colors from Brown & Orchid White to Case Power Red they also changed the Orchid White to CASE Power White.

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by ollek » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:52 am

I have never heard of a colour called "CASE Power White", and I used to work for the David Brown Company as a David Brown, Case, Case IH servicer manager from 1972 to 1999 The white colour was called Orchid White until the tractor brand changed to Case IH, when the colours was IH red and black. Please se the attached list of colour specifications https://dbtc.co.uk/index.php/information/colour-codes

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by philedge » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:06 pm

The list of paint colour codes only shows Orchid White being used up to 1985. Maybe the Power White was used after that??
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Re: DB996 Query

Post by 1952CROPMASTER » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:35 pm

I have a 1967, 770A that's painted Orchid white & i also have 1979 885 & It's painted Case Power white Part # B17655N,
Maybe It's only North America that have the Power White, the 885 is original and has never been repainted.

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by txtractorguy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:36 pm

Thanks for the info Scooby. I prefer the brown/white combination so I'm glad to learn it applies to this specific tractor.

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by cobbadog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:30 am

Yes, it could be as simple as that, different colour for a different country, it has been done before .

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by SteveCollett » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:39 am

I believe it was only in the UK that the 996 was so designated. elsewhere they were all 995

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Re: DB996 Query

Post by ollek » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:39 am

The stamping on the tractors serial plate was 995/6... The 995 was stamped 995/... Some countries called this tractor 995 with a double clutch. It was not only UK that called this tractor 996, but also all Scandinavian and European and many other countries called this tractors, with a 1210 clutch and 8 cm longer wheelbase, 996. The Americans did not call the tractor 996, as this would have involved a separate approval, the reason was a different model designation. All literatures differ between the 995 and 996, and the American way of calling both tractors 995 is sometimes giving problems as there are a number of differences between the models

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