A novel feature around this time was the fact that the new redundant battery boxes were fitted with different lids and became tool boxes. Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters. April 1963 soon arrived and along with it came number 453124, now fitted with height control. Also, for the first time I believe, the yellow stove enamelled exhaust was used. We worked on this box, I should think about three or four years before we overcome all the problems because we were in uncharted territory. So in effect you got a 2-speed shift automatic, which split your gears; this gave a 12-speed gearbox and you also had a gear that went in-between each gear on the gearbox.Next
However, more radical changes were on the way and, in May 1965, the 990 with the tool boxes beneath the seat disappeared and a new seat and seat support were introduced. Unknown This box: · The David Brown 880 Implematic was built by from 1961 to 1965 in Meltham, West Yorkshire,. The paint or what's left of it is white sheetmetal and black chassis, but after pressure washing it the chassis has the chocholate color and then red I'm guessing primer under that primer. I like the quietness and smooth running of the 4-cylinder, but I also like the slogging ability of the 3 cylinder. It is white but I think it was originaly red. First up, does it have two gear levers or three? Beginning in 1978, this began with 8N37908, in 1949, 8N1411370, in 1950, 8N245637, in 1951, 8N343198, in 1952, 8N44235, and in 1953, 8N540030. A new type of three-way hydraulic valve was also fitted and after a few months the engine was also fitted with a high-lift camshaft which again improved performance.Next
Yet, somewhere around the world careful owners must still be putting these tractors in regular use, as for example one which I spied in a neighbouring field whilst driving down a motorway in Luxembourg in 1996. Please be aware that your user name and entered location can be seen by all members. I'm not so sure about that, though. The 990 was sometimes criticised for its slow road speed same as the 950 , but I always thought this was more than made up for with the rest of the gears. In October 1965 the last 990 Implematic no. At the beginning and ending of the serial numbers, are placed diamond shaped or star shaped symbols, which signify the start and end of the serial number.
If reliance is thought to be placed on any of the information guidance or input provided such information will be expressly confirmed as appropriate to be relied upon. Your email address must be entered above to receive notification. They seem very small on the tractor which sits very low at the rear. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Appears to be 4642, but is very faint - does that sound about right? Ontario Parts Hotline is a major provider of aftermarket and. To reveal the number on the front casting you will have to remove the bonnet to see it properly and also you may need to scrape off any dirt and paint to reveal it as some were not stamped in very deep.Next
Location details helps other members if you need spares, technical advice, or the nearest practical help. Your tractor does not seem to have been painted green though. The engine number in itself doesn't mean much as engine fitment was not consecutive in fitment to the tractors as they came down the line, engine 4642 may have been fitted to an 880 that came down the line 7 or 8 tractors after the one fitted with number 4641. Were any of these ever fitted retrospectively with the Selectamatic hydraulic system one wonders? Two months later, in October, twelve speed transmission was offered as an option. At first the 880 appeared with a 4-cylinder engine, and some 12,685 of these were to be built.Next
It was a remarkable record which, at one stage accounted for 50% of the current production at Meltham Mills. Willie, my husband, thinks the hood bonnet was white. It has no decals so I'm at a loss as to what model or year it is. The Ford 8N tractor serial number has been stamped onto the engine block, and most likely manually done by using separate embossing tools. When diagnosing an issue, or showing off your tractor or implement, it's important to add images so we all know what you're talking about. Hacke, it seems this tractor was red.Next
Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Willie is also needing to know the shift pattern. This is in Australia I am talking about mate. No matter what you did with it, the 990 always had the perfect gear for the job. I need to get a manual for it and also have Hydraulic problems? Any comments are free of charge and made or posted on an ex gratia basis. Husband, Willie, is also wanting to repaint and I'd like to find the correct paint scheme. It was a power unit that would just laugh at rotaspreaders, wizzlers and forage harvesters.Next
The Selectamatic was to be a great success, and one which would continue through the years ahead, however by early 1965 things were beginning to change, not least the desire to introduce a new body shape and colour scheme. Serial number is stamped on the top face of the front casting behind the bonnet side panel on the right hand side just behind the radiator. Husband's friend who is giving us this tractor just brought the hood this weekend. In the absence of any such confirmation no reliance should be suggested or inferred. This tractor was an immediate success with large and small farmers alike. We required free-wheels and band-brakes and all sorts of odd things of which we had no production experience.
Copyright © 1997-2019 Yesterday's Tractor Co. All 990s had six stud rear wheels and were fitted with 11-32 tyres, although 13-28 were an option. It was very similar to the 950, but it benefited from a bigger clutch, stronger back-end, heavier castings and a new type of engine with a cross-flow cylinder head. David Brown 880 March 1963 brought the introduction of the fabricated front axle which was fitted first to serial number 355065, and later went on to be used on many other models. One such example is the location of the distributor. Given that these tractors were built in since 1947, this number can be obscured by rust or paint. If it goes, it won't take long to work out the shift pattern.
I'm guessing its a 880, 885, or something similar but I don't know how to tell for sure. As a general rule for Ford 8N Tractor Serial number, in1947 the first tractor serial number was 8N1. However, until such times the holes were blanked, but it was obvious that the castings were being made in readiness for the change and the later Implematic castings even had a blanking plate for the dump valve! This tractor was an improved model from its predecessors, the 9N and then the 2N tractor models, and approximately half of a million 500,000 was manufactured between July 1947 to 1952. Below alternator and steering pump ,on engine frame chassis is it stamped with any no,s or letters. David Brown 990 Implematic This meant that if you were ploughing and the tractor began to pant a bit, you could drop a gear without de-clutching or encountered a sticky patch this would pull you through. Sadly Hunting Pink and Primrose Yellow gave way to Chocolate Brown and Orchid White and in October 1965 the last 880 Implematic to roll off the production line was number 527521. Yet its greatest success came as the smaller engined version which was introduced in September 1964 and went on to see 39,900 examples of its type.Next