David Brown 880 Selectamatic
David Brown 880 Selectamatic of 1970 reg OGS 174H at Newark VTH 08 - IMG 3508
A concourse DB 880 Selectamatic
Model history
Model introduced 1965
Model discontinued 1971
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by David Brown 880 Implematic
Superseded by David Brown 885
Engine Specification
Engine make David Brown
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 46 (PTO)
Power kW 34
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
No. of Cylinders 3
Bore in (mm) 100 mm
Stroke in (mm) 114 mm
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged Na
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Clutch single or twin
Gearbox make David Brown
Forward 6 or 12
Reverse 2 or 4
Drive 2-WD or 4-WD option
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.0-16
Rear 12.4-32
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 10' 2 (3.1 m)
Width (inches/meters) 5' 82 (1.75 m)
Height (inches/meters) 7' 8" (2.35 m) (with cab)
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 1723 kg (3800 lbs)
Wheelbase 6' 8" (2.05 m)
Cab Details
Cab Make David Brown
Type of Cab Safety (option)
Other info
Factories Meltham, W. Yorkshire, UK
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. Unknown
Notes High clearance conversion option
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The David Brown 880 Selectamatic was built by David Brown from 1965 to 1971 in Meltham, West Yorkshire, England. It features a 46 hp (34 kW) David Brown engine.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: David Brown

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Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

  • Meltham, West Yorkshire, UK

Specification Edit

  • See Info box details[1]
  • New livery
  • Twin speed PTO
  • Diff lock as std
  • Improved hydraulic filtering from 1970 on

Variations and Options Edit

  • High clearance option
  • Choice of Gear box 6 or 12 speed
  • Live drive option
  • 4-WD option
  • Safety cab/ frame / none option

Serial Numbers Information Edit

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Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[2]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built 33378).
1965 530001 First built -
1966 531022
1967 539410
1968 546000
1969 551553
1970 557013
1971 560766 total of 33378 built sn. 563379 Last 880 Selectamatic built
year serial no Number built Notes


  • 880 Livedrive £721.7s.6d in 1964 price list.[3]

Preservation Edit

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  • Sn 880 A 561885 built 1971

List of Preserved David Brown 880 selectamatic tractors
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
DB 880 selectamatic 6254 VZ sn ?  ?  ? Moore Family collection David Brown 880 selectamatic - reg 6254 VZ -044 N/A Restored example
DB 880 selectamatic GFW 833D sn ? owner ? David Brown 880 Selectamatic - GFW 833D at Newark VTS 08 - IMG 3548 at Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show 2008
David Brown 880 GMW 271D+ sn ? year DB Owner ? David Brown 880 (GMW 271D) at Somerset 2013 - IMG 6884 Seen at Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show 2013 Immaculate restored example
DB 880 PWP 213E+ sn ?  ? DB  ? David Brown 880 Selectamatic - PWP 213E at Bromyard 08 - P7060169 at Bromyard Gala 2008
DB 880 Selectamatc OGS 174H sn ?  ?  ? owner ? David Brown 880 Selectamatic of 1970 reg OGS 174H at Newark VTH 08 - IMG 3508 at Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show 2008
DB 880 reg no. serial number year engine Owner ? Image needed LHB

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David Brown 880 reg no. serial number year engine Owner ? Image needed LHB

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