Show us your David Brown Tractor!

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by Selectamatic, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

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    West Yorkshire
    Hillam 1000 gallon.
     
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  2. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    I got a C type 3 furrow reversible ex DB field test plough, only got to use it once before my brother traded it against a tractor, because 'the rep saw it, and had a customer looking for one' and 'well it was sat there doing nothing', Dad was away in the USA at the time, he went crazy when he found out.
     
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  3. Oh Deere

    Oh Deere Member

    I would think its 125hp
    I have a non turbo 1594 as well and its like chalk and cheese. You do need fog lights on the turbo tractor to see through the smoke mind
     
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  4. kevindb880

    kevindb880 Member

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    Herts
    Here’s a few pictures I took whilst checking the valve clearance on the 880 earlier in the year to keep the page alive!
     

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  5. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

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    North Wales
    Marvellous Engines!
     
  6. kevindb880

    kevindb880 Member

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    Herts
    They certainly are are! Mine will sit in the shed for a couple of months and still fire up quicker than our two John Deere 6620s!
     
  7. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

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    East Sussex
    Do they really have that much power? I am thinking of changing my main tractor for something a bit over 100hp but hadn't considered this option. Would they be mostly knackered now though?
     
  8. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
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  9. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

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    East Sussex
    I thought on this thread, as someone who already owns a DB, I'd be safe to ask such a question...
     
  10. Drillman

    Drillman Member

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    North Yorkshire
    It’s common knowledge on here that it’s possible to soup a DB 1954 up to well over 500hp....

    Just don’t expect the final drive to cope...
     
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  11. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    :LOL:

    Your never safe!!

    My personal opinion is, regardless if it's a DB or not... If you want a bigger tractor, buy a bigger tractor.

    Is the 3050 not man enough for what you want? That surprises me...
     
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  12. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

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    East Sussex
    @Selectamatic - It's only approx 90hp. On heavy land it struggles a bit here and there. Now obviously if I was a contractor or had loads more land I wouldn't consider such an idea, but if I could buy a bit more power that was affordable then I might be tempted to buy another DB.

    And @Drillman - as a relative newcomer to the forum, I never got to experience the full on assault of DB John's endless antagonisms on here (though the fact I've even heard of him says something...) Nevertheless his reputation has helped keep DBs affordable to scrotes like me.
     
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  13. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    In truth, if you want a bit more power than a 90hp, any 6 Cylinder DB is not the man for you, but then, would any other 100hp tractor be?
     
  14. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Ha - yes, obviously there'd be little sense in trading something of approx 91hp for something else of 100hp when both are of around 35 years old with unknown past 'experience'. It was just the headline '125 hp' that caught my eye...

    I'll probably stick with the JD for the time being, I don't really need to sink any more cash into buying machinery for the next year or so ('til something blows up of course...).
     
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  15. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    I saw this at a sale opposite the Old Factory at Meltham and fell in love with it, after i brought it, I had to take it over t'road for a few photos.

    Strange to think that it drove through those gates when brand new, where it was made, over 40 years ago. :)

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  16. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Mine was P Registered, I can see a few changes, Inboard Headlamps, didn't have the gold piece on the nosecone and had a transfer instead of the plastic badge. Looks like quite a tidy model you got there.
     
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  17. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    And it doesn't have the spin on oil filter, unless it's not the original engine.
     
  18. saly123

    saly123 Member

    Location:
    Wales
    Many 20/2290 about.?
     
  19. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Some boys ........
     
  20. Baker9

    Baker9 Member

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    N Ireland BT47
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    Our 996, it spends most of the time on the log splitter. Dad bought it in this 1976 one in 1982. I put the power steering kit on a few years later.
     
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