David Brown 900
David Brown 900 at GDSF - IMG 0742
Model history
Model introduced 1956
Model discontinued 1958
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by 30 series
Superseded by 950
Engine Specification
Engine make David Brown
Fuel type Diesel, TVO, and Petrol options
Power hp 40 (diesel)
37 (tvo)
40/45 (petrol)
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 165 cu in (2.7 litre)
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3 5/8 "
Stroke in (mm) 4 "
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual
Gearbox make David Brown
Forward 6
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6 x 16
Rear 13 x 28
Other info
Factories Meltham W. Yorkshire
Plow rating Unknown
Notes Tow crop option
Live PTO & hydraulics post 1957
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The David Brown 900 was introduced in November 1956 to replace the David Brown 30 series. The tractor had a Red colour scheme with powder Blue wheel centres and grills. A range of engine options for all fuels was offered. The model was replaced by the David Brown 950 in 1958.

Specification / options / upgradesEdit

  • Adjustable track width was offered
  • A Row crop / high clearance tricycle option was offered fitted with 9 x 10 front tyre and 11 x 39 rears.
  • A upgraded version was introduced with a Live drive PTO and Hydraulics in 1957.
  • The chassis design changed from an open to closed side frame design at sn ? (as used on the latter 950)

Serial NumbersEdit

About 13,000 were built.[1]

  • 900 Diesel - 900D 10001-17437
  • 900 Kerosene (TVO) - 900K 10001-10265
  • 900 Petrol - 900G 10001-10305
  • 900 J&L series (1957-58) - J900D;J900G;J900K & L900D;L900G;L900K - 50001-55445

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David Brown 900 - reg 4844 E - With DB Cultivator at Darley Dale 09 - IMG 9932

A restored DB 900 fitted with a DB Cultivator, exhibited at the Darley Dale Festival of Transport 2009

David Brown Tractor Museum collection at Meltham has several DB tractors.

List any known examples in preservation here;

hi i got a db 900 diesel non live drive xdv101 axminster devon

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