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Post subject: plough's  PostPosted: 06.01.2008, 15:53



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now that you boffins have sorted out pictures how about db implements starting with ploughs from early to last,
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 06.01.2008, 16:40



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How about a 2 furrow reversible!


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Post subject:   PostPosted: 06.01.2008, 17:12



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I had a 3 furrow DB reversible with manual turnover (they didn't introduce the hydraulic version until very late on)

The three furrow could be a pig to turn over (it wasn't a trip like the Ransomes or SKH), you had to maul it over like an early Lemken. But there was a knack to doing it. You steered in one direction and then quickly changed to the opposite lock and pulled like hell. This got it swinging on the check chains and helped quite a bit. This was all done when you were on the headland but you soon got into the way of it.

I always reckoned that if one body came up with a great lump of soil on it then you could just about turn it over from the seat. If two bodies came up dirty then you had to lean out the back of the tractor and really give it a serious yank. If you'd got three dirty mouldboards you just had to get off and clean them or else you would never get it over. The two furrow had that weight on to give a bit more even balance to the thing. And they turned over "uphill" so you wouldn't catch a mouldboard on the land unlike a Ransome.

I never used discs but if you had them on the front furrow they were attached to the headstock and so both front discs would be in work all the time.

I had SCN bodies on mine and it was a very very good plough. The skims were very big and with the good clearance you could just about bury anything. And she pulled true, even for a 3 furrow. BUT. There was one big drawback (certainly on the 3 furrow) and that was the pinion shafts. They would start to crack by the turnover bracket and eventually they would let go. Always in the most inconvenient places. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad I've dashed up to Leigh many times and picked up a shaft, once when Fred Williams was there and I got to speak to him. If they had kept on with the plough he would have done something about it.

The 2 furrow pictured was an early plough with the lattice legs. That disc carrier is spring steel.

Had to seriously modify the handle when Q cabs came in.

Have just seen a spares book and a brochure both make £30ish on eBay. Got both of them. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Sorry, rambling again.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 11.01.2008, 18:18



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there was a c type 3 furrow ploguh i think sold in my village at the monthly sale for about £500 and that had bits missing

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Post subject: hurricane harvestor  PostPosted: 12.01.2008, 20:31



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did anyone see the hurricane harvestor on hughes chicken run tonight. it was stuc in the hedge and a bit rusty. im sure it was a hurrican anyway

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ya i seen it to i thought it was a hurricane harvester also thats the show about free range chickens right??

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 29.01.2008, 19:13



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I am attempting to do some research on the 'D' type plough which has been mentioned before. I have been in contact with Reading Universitiy's Department of English Heritage and Rural Life, and a very helpfull lady has very kindly trawled through all the data that is held by them on David Brown ploughs but can find no reference to the D type whatsoever. If any of you can help in any way, no matter how small, I would very much appreciate it.
 
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I have a price list from the 17th June 68' which outlines the "d type light mouldboard plough" and alternative equipment available, can get you a scan if you don't already have it.

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      vak1c100 wrote:
I have a price list from the 17th June 68' which outlines the "d type light mouldboard plough" and alternative equipment available, can get you a scan if you don't already have it.

Lee


Lee. That would be very useful, in fact, anything at all would be useful, at least it gives an idea of dating for starters and any information, as I say, however small, will hopefully build into something of substance eventually. Send the scan of the price list to me by attachment to my email address Lee as it will be easier for me to archive it. Thanks for that, much appreciated.
 
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I have been requested to post up some pictures of my D type plough so here it is. If you can read it, the last picture is of the designation/serial number plate.











 
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Registration plate enhanced

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Hello

Thanks for putting the pictures up, after looking at it against my normal 3 furrow c-type it does look quite a bit skinnier or "lightweight". Hope the price list scan helped. I wonder if they brought one in as early as 65' for the red 770?

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 30.01.2008, 08:32



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Lee, the price list scan is of use as it proves that the D type was available as a production model and tells us that they were, at least in 1968, available in 10 and 12 inch furrow width with standard beams, catagory 1 cross-shaft, non-tilting coulters and cast iron shares and the price of £104.10 Shillings included being fitted with either General Purpose, Semi-Digger or Ley bodies.
 
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Those are spring loaded discs, same as the reversible.

Were the skims the same as well ?

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