Dowdeswell dp8a not turning over

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Hello all.

I've just pulled the old dowdeswell out of the hedge where it has sat for a couple of years after it stopped turning over with a view to fix it and then sell it. It isn't just that it won't flip, but it won't really turn the plough either way. I believe the turnover valve might be the problem? Would anybody know where I could get a new block (if that's the problem) or if there is a rebuild kit available? If that isn't the problem, what else could it be? The rest of the plough is in good condition, 3+1 Furrow. We didn't bother to fix it because we bought a 5 furrow to replace it!
 

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
right well i'll get the fittings changed and try it again. If that fixes it then thats great, if not, which turnover box is it that i need to buy, or is there a rebuild kit i can get?
 

DaveB

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Location
Worcs
When our old dp8 suddenly failed to turn over, it was just one of the small springs in the valve block broken. New spring and it was fine again, inexpensive simple repair.
 

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Sell it as it stands ,let somebody else sort it ,,if you start throwing money it ,you wont get it back
If anybody wants to offer me a sensible price for it as it is i would consider it, but im thinking im probably not going to end up with nearly as much if i sell it as it is
 

Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
If anybody wants to offer me a sensible price for it as it is i would consider it, but im thinking im probably not going to end up with nearly as much if i sell it as it is
Dp 8 ploughs were not that popular, light weight headstock prone to cracking ,as it stands you might get £500 as a donor ,if it needs a valve block that's 200 gone before you start ,
 

Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
Connecting the ram direct to the tractor, bypassing the turnover block works quite well. But on most ploughs you need to swap the flow direction on the spool operating lever as it goes over centre, half way through the turnover cycle.
It can also be an idea to reduce the oil flow speed on the tractor if you can, to reduce the speed the plough turns over.
But not so much that it turns over too slowly, losing momentum and getting stuck half way.
 

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Connecting the ram direct to the tractor, bypassing the turnover block works quite well. But on most ploughs you need to swap the flow direction on the spool operating lever as it goes over centre, half way through the turnover cycle.
It can also be an idea to reduce the oil flow speed on the tractor if you can, to reduce the speed the plough turns over.
But not so much that it turns over too slowly, losing momentum and getting stuck half way.
ok. I'll give that a shot.
 

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