This page is here for your chance to have your say and make comments.  It is hoped that it will enhance your David Brown Tractor Club of Australia experience and be a benefit to Club members.  It might prove to be a way that members can keep in touch.  The David Brown Tractor Club of Australia covers the whole of Australia and is is not easy for members to readily share information - it is hoped that this page will be used in this way.  Your comments will only be posted on this site after the Webmaster has approved them for posting.  Please do NOT tick the Private Message box, as this means that I cannot publish your message onto the site.

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Name: Robyn Cole, webmasterEmail: meander24@bigpond.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUSTRALIA Date: 29 Dec 2012 18:59:32 GMT

Comment: Testing 123. This is a test post to make sure that it works. Please make sure that you type "dbtca.org.au" alongside "http://". Thank you.



Name: Erkki HuhdankoskiEmail: inserkit@suomi24.fi
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Country: FINLAND Date: 2 Feb 2013 15:13:31 GMT

Comment: Hello DBTCA and greetings from opposite side of the earth. I just visited for the first time your Clubs homepage and I have enjoyed every page. Here in Finland we have a local DBTCF, which has existed about an year now and has attracted already 54 members! Our homepages are mainly a vivid discussion forum because of our rare domestic language makes it some tricky to make postings to DBTC forum. If you have patience to browse our homepages: http://Taavetti-talli.net/. W.B.R erkki



Name: Tony ForshawEmail: tkfmdf@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 25 May 2013 20:31:08 GMT

Comment: Hello There, I am seeking some help on an oil filter for a Cropmaster 25. I found an original from DBTC in UK, unfortunatley it has been lost in transit. Can anybody assist me with a generic filter replacement. Tony


Tony
Thank you for your query.  My husband just purchased a new filter for one of our tractors today.  Cost was $16.50.  The same one fits the 25 petrol and diesel.

The make was Fleetguard and the Part Number is: LF594

Hope this information helps.  If you need any other info, please don\\'t hesitate to contact us and if we can\\'t help, we\\'ll put you in touch with someone who can. 
Webmaster

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Name: JamesEmail: jamesrb@ozemail.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 29 Jul 2013 12:19:45 GMT

Comment: DB 1412, how reliable are they ?





                       


                                   


Name: John honeysettEmail: steamnbundy@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 5 Aug 2013 17:01:50 GMT

Comment: I have been asked to attend the Rally on Sep 14-15, 2013 held by Sydney Antique Machinery Club,The Annual Clarendon Classic Rally, is at Hawkesbury Showgrounds,Racecourse Rd, Clarendon Featuring David Brown I\\'ll be going and wondering if any other members/potential members will be there. they got my details when they dropped into our site at Mudgee, sounds like a road trip to Sydney/Bathurst/Wagga Wagga/Deni coming up.



Name: Col GreenEmail: cgreen@proton.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 13 Aug 2013 02:31:32 GMT

Comment: Dear People I have a 1955 DB25 that requires a replacement manifold gasket. Can you buy replacements, I have manufactured the last couple. Ideally I would love to discard the hotbox manifold but are unsure if there is a alternative available.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: NSW AUSTRALIA Date: 27 Aug 2013 07:52:27 GMT

Comment: I am after the illusive \\'scuttle plate\\' for our David Brown Cropmaster 30c. Can anyone help us out?



Name: Jim PrimroseEmail: 010abf99@opayq.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 3 Sep 2013 08:58:25 GMT

Comment: Can anyone advise me where I can purchase the three bushes required to install a 1390 fuel tank



Name: ian royceEmail: ianroyce@iprimus.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 4 Sep 2013 11:29:31 GMT

Comment: Hi guys I have been a member of the ferguson club for about 2 weeks now. My dilemma is that I want to take my son on treks and therefore need a 2 seater tractor. I am in Geelong and too far from you so intend at this stage to trek it on ferguson club runs. Does the David Brown club allow 2 people to ride on a Cropmaster fitted with standard dual bench seat. ie is the Cropmaster a legitimate 2 seater for club runs? The answer yes is obvious to me but need to know before I purchase. I am happy to join the DB club but it appears that nothing is happening down here as yet. Regards Ian Royce 
      Editor\\'s Note: Ian has now purchased himself a DB Cropmaster after a few of our members kept up a conversation with him.  Congratulations Ian. 



Name: matthew AlcockEmail: 
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA,NSW Date: 2 Oct 2013 22:45:53 GMT

Comment: G Day, I just got a one owner DB serial spp10435 I think its a prairie, are the command in oz ? could any one tell were panels and parts (Steering box parts)can be purchased threw in oz ? thank you Mathew. 

Yes Matthew, the SPP designated that it is indeed a Prairie Cropmaster and the 10435 tells me that it was produced between April and December 1953. They are not common in Oz, it appears that an accidental shipment of around a dozen made it into Australia.  We are trying to find out more particulars about how that happened as they were destined for the Canadian market. Ours is SPP10094.  We know of about 3 others belonging to DB Club members here in Oz.  The panels are scarce, my husband Neil made the side-curtains for our Super Cropmaster and has a spare set for the Prairie (as they are the same).  I believe that they are available from the UK, try DB Worldwide Parts.  Also you could try Oshawa Trading Co in NZ.  If you send me your email address, I\\'ll forward you a Club Newsletter.  Where do you come from, we may have members in your area.           Regards, Robyn Cole,  Webmaster


                                            
Name: Robyn ColeEmail: meander24@bigpond.com
Welcome Page:  https://dbtca.org.au 
Country: WAGGA WAGGA, AUSTRALIA Date: 29 Oct 2013 10:38:43 GMT

Comment: I have experienced some problems with the website recently. Changes that I have made since the end of September are not showing up (something to do with an upgrade the host company has done to the web builder site!)  Please make sure that you include your email address, and advise if you don\\'t want it to be made public. By including your email address, our members can also reply in person  to you regarding your enquiry. Thank you.  I hope that you have now read my reply Matthew.  Sorry for the delay.     The Webmaster (Robyn).    All fixed now, thankfully. 



  
Name: Cindy JacksonEmail: cindy.j@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 16 Dec 2013 00:55:44 GMT

Comment: We would like to wish everyone in the club a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the Jackson Family



Name: kane easterbyEmail: k.easterby@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 19 Dec 2013 07:51:31 GMT

Comment: Gday... Just bought a 950 implematic... Pretty keen to get involved with my own maintenance and restoration ... Looking forward to chatting to others and gaining knowledge about This good ol girl...



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK N.S.W. Date: 27 Dec 2013 04:47:48 GMT

Comment: Thank you Cindy for the Christmas wishes and the same to all members and guests who visit here. Obviously New Year is just around the corner and I hope that all who are travelling do so safely and return home to your loved ones. Dee and I have a 1954 30c Cropmaster and are looking for a scuttle plate to suit. I know these are very rare but if you don\\'t ask you never know. If I can not buy one I am looking at making a few. I can borrow a fairly good one to make the copies but I MUST return it to the owner once I have made a few. I am glad I have found my way back here as trying to access it through the British site no longer works. Take care everyone. John n Dee.



Name: Ross DavisonEmail: rdavison@cxi.com.au
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 5 Jan 2014 06:25:58 GMT

Comment: Hi DB enthusiast, I have a 25D that I am helping a mate with after a fan/water pump problem. Can anybody assist with replacement fan or ideas on what may fit? Also looking for a contact to purchase BS hardware. Cheers Ross



Name: KaneEmail: k.easterby@bigpond.com
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Country: ROCKY CAMP S.A. Date: 10 Jan 2014 12:21:29 GMT

Comment: Gday.. still trying to find more info on my tractor engine serial no. AD440T 6958 tractor serial no. 950DV 68058 any help would be great.. cheers



Name: KaneEmail: k.easterby@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 18 Jan 2014 03:10:49 GMT

Comment: Gday all, does anyone know where I can find a radiator for my 950 as I just spiked it.. Its in for a soldering repair but if that doesn\\'t work ill need to source a second hand one from a wreckers.. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers... Kane



Name: Gavin StewartEmail: komtec@bigpond.net.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 19 Jan 2014 03:57:47 GMT

Comment: Hi, Is there anyone who can please help me with the supply of a full workshop manual for a DB950? Thanks Gavin Stewart



Name: Gavin StewartEmail: komtec@bigpond.net.au
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 19 Jan 2014 04:15:15 GMT

Comment: Hi, Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a full workshop manual for a DB950. Thanks, Gavin Stewart. Komtech Earthmoving Repairs.



Name: KaneEmail: k.easterby@bigpond.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUS Date: 5 Feb 2014 12:06:39 GMT

Comment: gday.. can anyone tell me what a 950 implematic livedrive that is completely original, in top working order, with only 4100 hours on it, might be worth before restoration and also after being restored?



Name: geoff whitfieldEmail: geoffery.whitfield@bigpond.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbta.orau
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 8 Feb 2014 09:04:18 GMT

Comment: water pump modification kits for cropmaster to 950a will be shown @ kyabram meeting also oil filter mods of same



Name: Russell WoodEmail: arwood3@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA, WODONGA VIC Date: 12 Feb 2014 10:13:45 GMT

Comment: Hello, I have recently joined the club. I\\'m currently restoring a 950. I need some parts and was wondering if any one would be able to point me in the right direction. I need a radiator, mud guards, battery box and battery covers. Any ideas on where I can source these parts would be great, thanks.



Name: Alvin WhyteEmail: alvin.whyte@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 3 Mar 2014 09:07:13 GMT

Comment: Hello DBTCA I hope someone can help with my 1200 Selectamatic, It has not been used for some months and and now the PTO lift pump is no working ,some clues on how to fix this would be appreciated, Regards Alvin



Name: John WhiteEmail: Jpdwhite@gmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 8 Apr 2014 20:07:51 GMT

Comment: Have 885 with fel just accidentally put a litre of hydraulic FLUID into transmission oil sump to top up oil level is this a problem , should I drain it ?



Name: Greg KrushkaEmail: gregbethkrushka@gmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 14 Apr 2014 07:09:59 GMT

Comment: G\\'day all, Iv\\'e just become the proud owner of a DB30c. At first I thought to only do her up just enough to to use on our 20 acres, but after finding your site and catching some of ever ones enthusiasm I have decided otherwise.Now I want a tractor that looks like all yours do. I very much look forward to joining the DB club and getting to know some of you. By for now, Greg



Name: Kris DoyleEmail: krisandmyf@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 30 Apr 2014 02:40:21 GMT

Comment: I have a DB1412 for sale. Approx 90hp, 4 speed powershift, power steering, 4 post ROPS, 2 speed PTO, Cast rear wheel weights, 900kg forklift. It has been used as a backup fork in my workshop for the last 3 years, but I have replaced it with a telehandler. Runs well, has slight oil leak from turbo (Holset) into intake manifold, tractor as a whole is in average condition. $4400 inc GST. Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Cheers Kris



Name: Moya and Des WicksEmail: desmond.wicks@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 22 May 2014 12:03:57 GMT

Comment: We attended the Coolatai Tractor pull, NSW, 17th and 18th of May 2014. Very good weekend with great weather. Des won best restored tractor with an Allis Chalmers B Tractor. I plan on taking my DB\\'s next year. Sometimes you have to let the husband win a prize! It was good to get out of Toowoomba,QLD for a change. Moya



Name: Moya and Des WicksEmail: desmond.wicks@bigpond.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 22 May 2014 12:14:40 GMT

Comment: We Attended the Coolatai Tractor Pull, NSW, the 17 and 18 May 2014. It was great to get out of Toowoomba, QLD for a change. It was a great weekend with fantastic weather. Des won best restored tractor with his Allis Chalmers B. Next year I will take my DB\\'s. Sometimes you have to let the husband win a prize! A very recommended weekend for all. Moya 

Hi Moya,  Sounds like you had fun.  We read your Cropmaster story in the TOMM a few years back - a great story about your restoration job.  Can\\'t wait to see your collection.  Neil & I took the SuperCropmaster  on a 1 day trek at Cootamundra, NSW on Saturday 17th May and had a great time.  Only 2 DB\\'s on the trek.  We went through part of the Bethungra Spiral on the rail line, very interesting history.  At present we are on the 6 1/2 day 2 Rivers Run in NSW.  It runs from Jerilderie, Coleambally, Morundah, Urana, Oaklands, Berrigan, Tocumwal, Finley and back to Jerilderie. Around 30 tractors on this trek and only 1 DB. Lots of red and grey Fergies, a few Chamberlains and a Fiat. This Trek is a fundraiser for men\\'s Health.   - Webmaster (Robyn Cole)



Name: Brett ReichEmail: fiwm@bigpond.com
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Country: TOOWOOMBA QLD Date: 14 Jun 2014 02:42:45 GMT

Comment: Hi All, I have a David Brown 30TD serial number TAD3 48 11058. Engine number AD4 31286. I think it was built in 1958 or 59? It has a hydraulic blade and PTO pulley. It is in a bit better then fair condition and is operational. If someone could give me some feed back on the year of build and a guestamation on value would be greatly appreciated. Brett. 

Hi Brett, The 30TD was produced between 1953 and 1959 and there were 653 produced, which would mean that there were around 93 produced each year. As a guess, I would imagine that yours was produced around mid 1958.  Hopefully another of our members will be able to give you a rough guide to it\\'s value. Robyn Cole, Webmaster.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK AUSTRALIA Date: 14 Jun 2014 05:26:11 GMT

Comment: After 2 years of searching for a scuttle plate for our 30C Cropmaster we finally found and purchased one online. It was listed in an obscure section and described as an unknown part too good to go to scrap. It is in the hands of my brother in law in Qld and we will pick it up from him in early August. Will have it fitted in time for the Rusty Iron Rally in Macksville NSW on the first weekend in September. Purchased price was the opening bid,,,$10.00. Condition is excellent with only slight surface rust in places and a very small amount of scaly rust where it attaches to the foot plate. No dents anywhere. YIPPEE! 

Hi John, You have done extremely well to find a 2nd hand scuttle, let alone getting it at a bargain price.  Well done!    I expect to see pictures of the 30C when you finish it.  Robyn Cole, Webmaster.  



Name: wayne henryEmail: taragotrans@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 20 Jun 2014 10:22:02 GMT

Comment: I have just obtained 2 900D tractors the serial number has me confused as it is a 6 figure number on the id plate the numbers are AD430H 2729 900D 100102 what year would this be as I can only find 5 figure numbers, the other 900D has AD4/30H 5029 900D 14753 can you help me 

Hi Wayne, Neil has emailed you a reply, the six digits are puzzling.  Maybe someone else has an answer to your query. Robyn Cole, Webmaster.     



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK NSW AUSTRALIA Date: 5 Jul 2014 00:13:57 GMT

Comment: Hi everyone. Yesterday when loading our 30C Cropmaster onto Lorry to take him to a Rally he started making some bad bearing knock noises. So he is still sitting on Lorry and now I am looking at rebuilding the bottom end at least. I have a couple of questions to ask before I start stripping the 30C down. Where can I but a full gasket set and the contact details? What is the name of the bloke up on the New England Plateau NSW that does DB parts and rebuilds the oil pumps? Are the bearings usually readily available for the crankshaft and big and little ends? We do have a good bearing shop near us in Taree but not opened on weekends and I don\\'t know what size I need as yet anyway. Are clutch kits readily available? Any tips on what to look for? I look forward to any help and advise on my engine rebuild. Cheers John n Dee.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK NSW AUSTRALIA Date: 5 Jul 2014 00:16:49 GMT

Comment: Yes Robyn I must learn how to post some pics here on this site. Then I can post a picture of the scuttle plate in place and after the engine rebuild I can then slowly start on the tinware and get it all straightened out and rust removed from one of the mudguards then the paint work. This will take a bit of time.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK NSW AUSTRALIA Date: 5 Jul 2014 01:59:44 GMT

Comment: What are the torque wrench settings for the crankshaft, big end caps and the what is the valve clearance COLD for both inlet and exhaust? I have the hot settings for the valve clearance but a cold setting is easier than the hot.



Name: John HoneysettEmail: steamnbundy@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 12 Aug 2014 12:13:50 GMT

Comment: NATIONAL NHMA RALLY - QUERCUS PARK TASSIE: 27Feb to 1Mar 2015. John Honeysett 0400527456, 03-52751462 steamnbundy@bigpond.com is organising our Club representation at this event and is seeking expressions of interest from members, Guests & any other interested persons seeking to attend.we will be setting up a Club display of Tractors, Implements, Manuals/Documents & Memorabilia. any other club welcome to display there DB Items at our site. Let John know by December 1



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: NSW AUSTRALIA Date: 23 Aug 2014 07:04:02 GMT

Comment: A quick \\'Get Well Soon\\' to Bill Hudswell of this site. He has been very helpful to me during my engine strip down for a rebuild on our Cropmaster and has been unwell of late but he is on the mend. We are thinking of you at this time Bill. I finally have taken all the parts to the engine reconditioner in Taree for a clean up and an assessment. Hopefully it won\\'t be too scary.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK AUSTRALIA Date: 12 Sep 2014 21:36:20 GMT

Comment: Has anyone heard how Bill Hudswell is? I have sent a quick email to him but don\\'t want to annoy him in any way. Hopefully he is recovering quickly. I am about to order a heap of parts out of the UK for the engine rebuild that I can\\'t get out here and they then should arrive in about 10 days time. I have sourced a bloke who makes the water distribution tubes for the head of our Cropmaster and they too are made from stainless. 

Bill has been improving and hopes to make it to our display at the National Field Days at Orange 23-25 October, 2014. 



Name: Moya WicksEmail: desmond.wicks@bigpond.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 7 Oct 2014 03:31:31 GMT

Comment: Hi all, We went to the Auction at Stanthorpe on the 4th, Oct. There was about 150 tractors and the same in implements. There were 6 David Browns in total and I bought 4 of them. A 900, 25D, 25 and 30C. It was a very good sale if you wanted a tractor for a good reasonable price. Moya Wicks 

Congratulations Moya & Des.  I hope that they were in reasonable working condition.  We went on a Bulldog trek on the weekend.  There were 3 Cropmasters there & we had an enjoyable time.  Robyn - Webmaster      



Name: Moya WicksEmail: desmond.wicks@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 9 Oct 2014 09:01:21 GMT

Comment: Hi all, I don\\'t know how many of you buy parts from \\'David Brown Parts\\' in the UK but I see they are selling new Cropmaster Knee cowlings (I call them that anyway). They are expensive but would be the final touch that I think is worth it sometimes. 

Thanks for the information.  I think that most people would be willing to pay to keep their tractor authentic.  Its good to know that they are available.  Neil managed to get a new "Prairie" badge from them recently .  When he enquired last year they weren\\'t able to make them as they didn\\'t have an original to get a template from.  Robyn - Webmaster   



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 12 Oct 2014 04:39:36 GMT

Comment: There is a David Brown supplier in Ireland and only on facebook garbage that sells fiberglass scuttle plates. As I don\\'t use fb I don\\'t know any other details. I finally have my scuttle and want to make a mould and reproduce them in glass as well but that won\\'t happen any time soon. 

Looks like there may be a few options for the scuttles now if people need them, which is handy to be aware of.  Robyn - Webmaster      



Name: Moya WicksEmail: desmond.wicks@bigpond.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 15 Oct 2014 12:37:18 GMT

Comment: Hi, There is a fibreglass mould for the scuttles in Toowoomba here already. I think Albert Brimblecomb here has it. He is in the Toowoomba and District old machinery club. We have a very good fibreglass mob locally and We have often thought to get them made but it comes down to how much demand there is for them and how much do people want to pay for them? Moya Wicks. 

That is great to know - I guess if people want them made, he may wait until he has orders for a few before he proceeds.  Any idea what he would charge?  Robyn - Webmaster      



Name: craigEmail: crackles69@hotmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 10 Nov 2014 02:44:27 GMT

Comment: hi i am restoring a old david brown d25 and I am after a set of injectors for it does anyone know were I can get them



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: NSW AUSTRALIA Date: 27 Nov 2014 22:20:35 GMT

Comment: I would like to send out a big thank you to Bill Hudswell for all his help and in supplying the gasket I needed during my engine rebuild on my Cropmaster 30c. It is now up and running with a couple of very minor issues to resolve and should be all sorted with about 2 hours of joyous time. I will send a picture of where it is at as of today and another once all the tin ware is back in place with a scuttle plate fitted for the first time since we have owned this little gem. P.S. I have listed 2 30C diesels for sale in the for sale section.



Name: Robyn ColeEmail: meander24@bigpond.com
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Country: OZ Date: 18 Dec 2014 09:42:50 GMT

Comment: On behalf of our Club, I would like to wish all members and David Brown enthusiasts a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year. Robyn - Webmaster



Name: tom williamsEmail: tomw745@gmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 21 Dec 2014 04:39:41 GMT

Comment: Merry Xmas to all members of DBTCA hope everyone has good one.I hope our club continues to prosper as it has done in the past 5 years.Cheers Tom Williams



Name: WayneEmail: waynekate@live.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 22 Jan 2015 00:53:53 GMT

Comment: Hello All, I finally found this site and i am so excited to know that i am not the only one running a farm with a 57 David brown. I am hoping that someone could help me with oil selection for the gearbox as the manuals are so old im not sure of the grade, i am running an 80 weight but the 3 point linkage will not lift. Do i need heavier or lighter oil Thank you for your advice Wayne 

Hi Wayne, I am unable to answer your query, but if you can contact Paul Cauchi (one of our Club\\'s Technical Advisors) he will be able to give you all of the information that you need.  Robyn - webmaster     



Name: tagEmail: tag63@optusnet.com.au
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 3 Apr 2015 12:13:11 GMT

Comment: can anyone help me to obtain a workshop manual for a 25d to make life a lot easier with settings parts and adjustments? 

You can get in touch with one of our Club\\'s Technical Advisors - Bill Osler, who holds a collection of manuals.  If he has the correct manual, he will charge you the copying fee as well as postage.  As he sold David Brown parts during his working life, he also holds a wealth of knowledge so should be able to answer your queries.  His details are on the Club Contacts page.  Robyn - Webmaster.    



Name: Ian KeylEmail: keyl5ie@btinternet.com
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 16 Apr 2015 09:50:00 GMT

Comment: Can Anyone over in Auz please help me I am looking for a gentleman by the name of Theo Kerchoffg he is dutch and married to Ilene a scots lady, Theo parents in Holland were DB agents and Theo worked with my father in Kenya on David browns and Class combines, Theo left Kenya in the sixties for Auz but I am not sure where but I believe he worked on DBs in Auz for many years, I wish to get in touch with Theo can anyone help please . I am sure the old DB network will work somewhere. Many thanks Ian Keyl. 

If anyone is able to help Keyl, please email him with information.  Robyn, Webmaster.      



Name: Will HazellEmail: willhh30@gmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://dbtca.org.au
Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 29 Jun 2015 11:29:33 GMT

Comment: we are in need of a motor for a 30 D crawler or a wreck in NSW. if anyone has any information, a motor or wreck i would appreciate it if you could email me.



Name: Craig HurleyEmail: marieh20@hotmail.com
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Country: BALMORAL VILLAGE NSW AUSTRALIA Date: 28 Jul 2015 09:50:55 GMT

Comment: I have a DB Crop Master which is in need of a few repairs. I need to know the type of oil for engine and gearbox, also oil filter. I also need one oil filler cap, and one pair of lift rods. If anyone can help me in this it would be much appreciated. Thank you all. Craig.



Name: Barry DentEmail: hayjor@hotmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 28 Sep 2015 09:09:29 GMT

Comment: Hi, Trying to find DB Orchid white paint or codes. Cant find it anywhere in Australia. Sparex have a DB /Case white but it is the creamier colour. Any help appreciated. 

Hi Barry, The Dulux paint code is 393.00500 (information supplied by technical advisor, Bill Hudswell) and was printed in our member Newsletter in September 2011.  Hope this information helps.  Webmaster

                             


Name: Moya and Des WicksEmail: desmond.wicks@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 30 Sep 2015 11:56:26 GMT

Comment: Hi, Just informing the club that we will be attending the TADOMS club rally Oakey, QLD at the showgrounds on the 24th and 25th of Oct 2015. If someone could make a note of it for Insurance purposes please? I am taking 4 David Browns and hopefully driving another from Toowoomba to Oakey. Hope to see some other DB people there. Thanks Moya



Name: Angela LawsonEmail: snifferdog_au@hotmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 10 Oct 2015 08:27:29 GMT

Comment: My hubby would like to know if anyone is using a 3 point linkage bench saw off their David Brown. We\\'re having a spot of bother with the belt breaking.



Name: John JohnsonEmail: jjohnson5@vtown.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 20 Oct 2015 10:04:45 GMT

Comment: I am looking for the colour codes for DB colours; DB Hunting Pink (cherry), DB Primrose Yellow,DB Red (Currant Red), DB Orchid White, DB Chocolate Brown, DB Poppy Red. Can anyone help? Thank you.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK AUSTRALIA Date: 27 Oct 2015 05:36:24 GMT

Comment: Has anyone looked closely at the new "log books" for H plated vehicles here in NSW. Not knowing all the details yet I can see it will be a bonus for cars and trucks but not sure about the tractors. What is being offered is that the owners keep a log book and sign off on it each time they take the vehicle out on the road. No need to inform the Club that you must be a member of and the Club must also be approved by the RMS but as tractors don\\'t really meet all of the ADR regulations we may be left out. Any thoughts?




Name: Mark FellowesEmail: witsendsolutions@yahoo.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 8 Dec 2015 00:11:28 GMT

Comment: Hi Team... Im trying to track down a replacement clutch and thrust bearing for a David Brown P25 Crop Master AK4-3-3 1/2. Im in the Hawkesbury Area of Sydney but not a concern if a clutch is available out of state. Appreciate your advise on sourcing these bits.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK. AUSTRALIA Date: 26 Dec 2015 05:22:03 GMT

Comment: Received the 2016 Calendar and it is another beauty. DBTCA has done a wonderful job with great pictures. Well done to those involved and thank you. Also have a safe Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year. 

 Glad you liked the calendar John.  It can only be as good as the photos supplied by our members, and it is a great thing for our Club to be able to give something back to the members.  I still have some extra copies available for $12 plus postage.  Webmaster, Robyn.   



Name: BRETTEmail: the6neals@bigpond.com
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Country: YOLLA TASMAINIA Date: 27 Dec 2015 01:39:02 GMT

Comment: have had 2 cropmasters offered to me is one of these a praire cak 4/3/547 sp10437 ak 3/4/3.5/13146 p39794 

Brett, With a serial # SP10437, this would make the tractor a Super Cropmaster.  The Prairie Cropmaster would have the prefix: SPP.  The other tractor is a VAK1C produced in late 1951.  Good luck with your two tractors.



On behalf of the David Brown Tractor  Club of Australia, I would like to wish everyone a belated Happy Christmas and a Safe & Happy New Year.  I hope that 2016 is a great one for everyone.


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Name: brettEmail: the6neals@bigpond.com
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Country: TASMAINIA Date: 7 Jan 2016 10:22:02 GMT

Comment: have just brought a td50 crawler with a david brown blade fitted can I buy engine parts etc 

 Brett,  It would probably be worth your while contacting Bill Hudswell, who was a Spare Parts man for David Brown for a number of years.  Bill may still have some parts available, or be able to point you in the right direction.  Bill\\'s details are in the Club Contacts section of our website.     



Name: brettEmail: the6neals@bigpond.com
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Country: TASMAINIA Date: 13 Jan 2016 10:48:02 GMT

Comment: just brought a david brown 50td crawler it is fitted with a david brown blade can I buy engine parts etc how many of these is in australia



Name: Michael Mc NeiceEmail: myallviews@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 5 Feb 2016 00:29:28 GMT

Comment: Hi everyone I have a David Brown 880A 1966 model,with power steering I am looking for a new or good second hand steering arm for this, as mine has broke.COULD IT BE WELDED?



Name: Bill JohnsonEmail: w.johnson10@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 19 Feb 2016 21:47:18 GMT

Comment: Just purchased a DB 880A Serial #561717/S. What is the best Service Manual, Best Engine Oil and Transmission Oil?



Name: MattEmail: mntequine@gmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 8 Apr 2016 03:47:06 GMT

Comment: Can any one help out, I am chasing a reasonably priced water pump or water pump kit to suit, a early 990 implematic (red tractor)with a 5 bolt mounting. I have only been able to find one in Australia, for $500 out of Melbourne, which is unreal as I can buy one from the UK of about $100 Australian but the shipping and the time to get here are the killer for me at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Name: John FerrarEmail: johnnanne68@live.co.uk
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 14 Apr 2016 00:31:25 GMT

Comment: Hi Robyn Saw the D B website, hope somebody may be able to give me some advice . My son in law Peter owns the D B 850 implematic Eng No AD4 36A 7718 Serial No 850 CS 315082 I would like to know the procedure to replace 3 broken rear wheel studs . I have removed the axel , but dont know how to separate the wheel flange from the axel housing to remove the studs. If replacement studs are available I would like to have a contact to purchase them please. With thanks and kind regards. John Ferrar



Name: Steve LewisEmail: jmsmlewis1@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 9 May 2016 09:39:24 GMT

Comment: Hi all, great website! Just a quick question, I have a Case/DB 990 selectamatic with the full flow hydraulic filter. When replacing that filter, should the filter neck fit up in the suction pipe and hold the filter in place while installing the cover? Mine doesn\\'t want to, and sitting it in the cover and bolting it on doesn\\'t hold the filter up to the auction pipe. Tried old and new o rings. Anyone had this issue? Thanks in advance!



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 30 May 2016 07:15:27 GMT

Comment: I am looking for any and all details of the paint that we can get here in Australia to paint Hunting Pink on our Cropmaster. The local paint shops have different systems and they say give them a paint code that suits the system they have and they can make it. So if possible what brand paint and the code to have it made up here. Also I want it to be a full gloss. Cheers John 

John, Neil & I are currently travelling in the USA, and don\\'t have access to our information.  Perhaps Bill Hudswell may be the person who you could contact.  If he is unable to help you, perhaps contact Geoff Whitfield. Earl McLachlan may also have the codes, as he has painted his "Little Red Hen".  Webmaster - Robyn      



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK, AUSTRALIA Date: 9 Jun 2016 06:29:17 GMT

Comment: Thanks Robyn and Neil, I hope that you are enjoying your trip around the States. I will have a chat with the Earl of Gloucester when it is time but he used a panel beater in Sydney to do his tractor but he may well have the info when needed. I still have a long way to go before painting starts. To update the information about \\'H\\' plated vehicles in NSW. I have been to our local RMS people and asked about the new log book and if it is available for tractors and the reply was a simple YES. So with the details of the tractor, rego plate and my drivers license I now have a log book to drive on the NSW roads 60 times a year or for a total of 60 days. I had to prove my membership of a recognised Club and that was that. Now just waiting for a suitable day to go up to the local State Forrest for a picnic travelling via some worthwhile sites of the area.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK, AUSTRALIA Date: 7 Aug 2016 06:56:07 GMT

Comment: Dee and I took our 1954 David Brown 30C Cropmaster to the Yesteryear Truck show at Wauchope NSW a couple of weeks back. We had a great weekend with other tractor buffs and we won 1st prize for the Roughest Tractor (Best Tractor in the under 45hp in its working clothes). This is something that we are proud of and the engraved beer mug has "gone straight to the pool room" to coin a Phrase. Later this month we are taking our Cropmaster to the Cranky Handle Rally which is at a new venue at Kurri Kurri NSW near Newcastle. After that it is time for the Rusty Iron Rally at Macksville which is our home Club for displaying our toys like mowers, stationary engines and our much loved tractor, David.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK, AUSTRALIA Date: 8 Aug 2016 06:43:14 GMT

Comment: There was a great story on Landline 2 weeks back on Competition Ploughing and showed some nice David browns along with other marques doing what they were meant to do. A brilliant story so if you missed it look it up and watch it. About a 20 minute story.   Thanks, John.  I had a look at the story and it was very good. Editor.      



Name: RayEmail: mel-ray@bigpond.com.au
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Country: AUS Date: 22 Aug 2016 20:27:44 GMT

Comment: Hi just got hold of a 780 narrow Was wondering if any body knows how many were imported to Australia The guy I got it from thinks there were only 2 Thanks Ray




Name: Moya WicksEmail: desmond.wicks@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 16 Nov 2016 09:40:21 GMT

Comment: Hi, I have finally got our fibreglass people here in Toowoomba to make the mould for the Cropmaster scuttles, Knee cowling. They will cost $200 each and have been made to be smooth both sides. They come undrilled and require a small amount of finishing work but I have had one on a tractor and it fits. I will have one at the Allora weekend, Australia day weekend 2017 if anyone wants to inspect. They are very nicely made. Moya Wicks ph 0409 265 443.
Hi Moya, Thank you for this info. The cost sounds very reasonable.  You\'ll have to send me a photo so I can post onto our web gallery. Hope all is well up there in sunny Toowoomba. Robyn - Webmaster


Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK, AUSTRALIA Date: 24 Nov 2016 05:42:26 GMT

Comment: Well the latest edition of the DBTCA calendar has arrived and once again it is a beauty. well done to everyone involved. I also noticed that we now have access to a fibreglass scuttle plate for the Cropmasters and look forward to seeing some pics of it and it is also a very reasonable price. Dee and I wish to send Seasons Greetings to all Members and visitors to this site and have a safe and happy new year.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: COOPERNOOK, AUSTRALIA Date: 27 Nov 2016 04:28:42 GMT

Comment: Hi everyone, Looking out our back door we have a Super Cropmaster waiting for, well lets say, some attention. Originally it was purchased to supply some tinware for our 30C Cropmaster then the 30C can be painted and the Super Cropmaster can be on sold with the old tinware from the 30C. While Dee and I were sitting and having a cuppa, I had a "dirty thought", why don\\'t we make a replica Taskmaster? I kept this as a thought for as long as I could and once mentioned it was given the OK by Dee to not sell it and to keep and make the changes. I am still sitting on the fence but I feel I am now not allowed to sell it on. My main question is how many Taskmasters or similar were bought into the country and how are they identified on the serial number plate? Also what size tyre and wheel assemblies are fitted to the steer and are they available as the ones there now are 900 x 19.



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Name: Geoff ParsonsEmail: geoffreyjohn@ozemail.com.au
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Country: SEAHAM, NSW, AUSTALIA Date: 7 Mar 2017 09:58:18 GMT

Comment: Hi all, I am about to start restoration of a DB 990 Selectamatic. I am hoping someone can give me the paint codes so that I can get the correct colours, or, advise where I can purchase the correct paint, Chocolate and Orchid white, I believe, were the originals.



Name: Russell WoodEmail: arwood3@bigpond.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 9 May 2017 11:21:51 GMT

Comment: Hello, I\\'m currently restoring a 1960 DB 950. I\\'m confused about the correct paint colour (red) to use. Also not sure about the yellow for the wheels. I\\'m looking for some guidance on this and also recommendations on brand, type and place of purchase of the paint. Thank you.



Name: CalvinEmail: 102234@live.co.uk
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Country: WA Date: 20 May 2017 10:32:26 GMT

Comment: Hi all I\\'m from Ireland I\\'m a big enthuasiate of David brown I own over 10 models from a D25 to a 1690 turbo , I\\'m currently work in Western Australia and have a broad mechanic and parts knowledge can source parts from the uk also new and used , I can carry out any repair and also rebuild injectors and injector pumps cheers Calvin

Hi Calvin, We only have 2 members from WA, but maybe some of our members will be in touch with you hoping that you can share your knowledge with them.  Enjoy your stay in Australia. Webmaster.


Name: Ben HamiltonEmail: bjham13@gmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 10 Jul 2017 04:20:15 GMT

Comment: Good Afternoon, I have recently purchased a Cropmaster 25 Petrol/TVO. I just wanted to know if there is anywhere in Australia to source parts from? The main item I am chasing is a replacement manifold assembly, as mine is completely eaten out with rust. I have found them in England, but would prefer to get it local if I can. Thanks in advance. Ben.



Name: John GarlickEmail: johngarlick55@yahoo.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 15 Jul 2017 06:04:14 GMT

Comment: I\\'m about to start the final stage of restoring our Cropmaster 30C. Just brakes to be done and a small oil leak at the rear and straighten up the tinware ready for paint. In cleaning up the large cast alloy David Brown badges on the bonnet I noticed that the yellow is the background colour and that the Hunting Pink was used over the tops of the letters originally. Is this correct?



Name: Mark FellowesEmail: Witsendsolutions@yahoo.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 31 Aug 2017 02:40:28 GMT

Comment: Hi Team.. in urgent need of your help. My starter motor M45 YW5 26061A has finally died and national rewinds have advised that it can not be rewound. It is a 11 tooth. And doesn\'t have the solenoid on the side. If anyone has one for sale or knows wheteI can get one urgently. Many thanks

 
 
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