Show us your David Brown Tractor!

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

  1. 1690turbo

    1690turbo Member

  2. 1690turbo

    1690turbo Member

  3. jendan

    jendan Member

  4. Not a broon expert but 1390 is 4cyl and 1594 is 6 cup so surely they would be too short?
     
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  5. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Only way is to try it. DB loaders used the same booms for 4 and 6 cylinder tractors and the brackets had different mounting holes for each tractor, but I've no idea what way Grays brackets were. If the 1390 is 2wd and the 1594 is 4wd the loader might not be up to it and you'd be better looking for a DB QD90 loader or the Case equivalent which I think was the L1500
     
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  6. RAG 99

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  7. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Sowing some swedes on the plains of North Wales. :)

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  8. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Looking good @Selectamatic - have you done that one up a bit?
     
  9. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Yes, but it's unfinished at the moment (as are most things here!!) Wheels need a paint, and some electrics to be fitted, then it's done! I'll have a chance in June 2067 I recon...
     
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  10. Oh Deere

    Oh Deere Member

    1594  apart.jpg
    My old Girl is having a bit of surgery. Rings , oil pump and a TB turbo kit. Head rebuild as well
     
  11. DeeGee

    DeeGee Member

    Location:
    North East Wales
    Is that a nice 780 with the cutaway side panel for the fuel pump? Wasn’t this a lightweight 880 but still with 46hp? Rare to find in this condition nowadays I would imagine.

    I notice it is stationary Emyr; did you have had to walk home, again?
    If you had only phoned me I would have willingly come over and given you a tow with my 135.
     
  12. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Notwithstanding @DeeGee 's comment above, I believe @Oldstyle has some DBs that we'd all appreciate seeing photos of?
     
  13. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Yes, a light duty 880, or a 770 with the bigger engine in it.

    When are you on at the Rhyl Paladium next? :LOL:
     
  14. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
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    A few from the factory.
     
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  15. Loved this thread.

    David browns always seemed to fit loaders better than other brands at the time, with mostly tidy pipework. Fergie still on electric trip when DB loaders were all nice modern power loaders.

    When I was in my teens used to see load after load of open platforms, going down the A628 heading for Hull & export markets.

    Shame that the Indian manufactors have gone with bootleg MF, Renalt & Ford not DB 780/880's.

    Fussy hydrauclics were their biggest fault in my opinion. I know keep the gaskets tidy & change the oil ok.

    Fond memories of fertiliser spreading with 780 & bogballie spreader (vicon before but hated the thing). Used to top dress when soils still damp, it used to almost float.
     
  16. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    David Browns also made a loader in the early sixties, designated AL2, which with different brackets would fit on Fordson Majors. Loaders were made in Leigh,Lancashire, on the early ones the plate said made by 'Harrison, McGregor and Guest a subsidiary of David Brown Tractors'. Ploughs, Hurricane Harvesters and other equipment, and the early inhouse cabs were also made at Leigh.
     
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  17. J 1177

    J 1177 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    We had 2 loader tractor dbs. First a 950 implematic, the loader diddnt get used that much as we really diddnt have the sheds to utilize it. Next we had an 1968 880 selectamatic with a loader on. (Trip loader later converted to power). That outfit did some serious work, mucking out the cattle lean too and the pig sheds, it wore out 3 db muck gripes and two buckets. It had a bloody big concrete barrel on the back a Russell's flat 8 grab on the front and no power steering. I can remember it stacking 48s behind our bungalow when I was a kid, the farm worker driving it (my dad had the 1210 on the baler). It was sold in 1990 for £250. Seven year old me stropped for a week. I have a seven year old lad now and I can't bring myself to get shot of our old 1210 because I can remember how upset I was when our little 880 went.
     
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  18. manfromhill

    manfromhill Member

    Just picked this up to add to the 2 that I have sitting for spares IMG_1922.JPG
     
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  19. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Good choice! What are your plans for it?

    Is it me or do the wheels on DBs (of all sizes in that model range) always look too small? Mine are the same. I've seen pictures (of 1410s especially) in Europe and they always seem to have much larger wheels / tyres than the UK ones. What other sizes would fit an 885 does anyone know, as I need to replace the back tyres anyway?
     
  20. manfromhill

    manfromhill Member

    The old spare has 12,4 32 on it not these 28s IMG_0002.JPG
     
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