David Brown 1200
David Brown 1200
Model history
Model introduced 1967
Model discontinued 1971
Model status Discontinued
No. produced approximately 18,989 built
Superseded by David Brown 1210
Engine Specification
Engine make David Brown
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 67 hp pre 1968 (diesel)
72 hp after 1968
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Displacement cu in /(litre) 220 cu in (3.6 litre)
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.94 " (100 mm)
Stroke in (mm) 4.5 " (114 mm)
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual or Selectamatic
Clutch Double dry plate (hand PTO clutch)
Gearbox make David Brown
Forward 6 or 12
Reverse 2 or 4
Drive 2-WD or 4-WD from 1970
General Data
Linkage Category Cat II
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 7.5 x 16
Rear 13.6 x 38
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 11' 11" (3.65 m)
Width (inches/meters) 5' 8" (1.75 m) (min track)
Height (inches/meters) 8' 4" (2.55 m) (over safety cab)
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 6,200 lb (2,850 kg)
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 13' (4 m) (2-wd)
Wheelbase 7' 5" (2.25 m)
Other info
Factories Meltham W. Yorkshire, England
Plow rating Unknown
Notes Safety cab /frame option
Web site Spec sheet at DBTC
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The David Brown 1200 was introduced in September 1967 to upgrade the David Brown 950. The tractor had a white colour scheme with brown skid unit and red grills. The model was upgraded to 72 hp the in 1968 and a 4-WD version offered from 1970. Replaced by the David Brown 1210 version in 1971.

Specification / options / upgradesEdit

  • Power was raised from 67 hp tp 72 hp in 1968
  • A 4-WD version from 1970
  • Lights a standard
  • Cat II linkage
  • Supper comfort seat
  • PTO with a hand clutch for PTO
  • Front mounted Hydraulic pump.
  • Diff lock as standard.
  • High clearance version
  • Optional Safety frame / Cab
  • Optional power steering

Serial NumbersEdit

  • 1200 Selectamatic - 1967-1971, code 1200A, sn 700001-718990

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