David Brown 990
David Brown 990 at Newark VTH 08 - IMG 3419
A DB 990 at Newark VTH show 2008
Model history
Model introduced 1965
Model discontinued 1971
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by David Brown 880
Engine Specification
Engine make David Brown
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 55 (53 at PTO)
Power kW 41
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 195 cu inches (3.2 litre)
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.94 inches (100 mm)
Stroke in (mm) 4 inches (101.6mm)
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged Na
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual
Clutch Dry twin plate
Gearbox make David Brown
Forward 12
Reverse 4
Drive 2-WD or 4-WD option
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.00-19
Rear 12.4-36
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 10.5 feet (3.2m )
Width (inches/meters) 5' 7" (1.7 m) (min width)
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 1723 kg (3800 lbs)
Wheelbase 6' 7" (2.0 m)
Cab Details
Type of Cab Safety (optional)
Other info
Factories Meltham, West Yorkshire, UK
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. Unknown
Notes 4-WD option (Selene axle) from 1970
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The David Brown 990 was built by David Brown from 1965 to 1971 in Meltham, West Yorkshire, England. It featured a 55 hp (41 kW) David Brown engine.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: David Brown

The 990 was ?

Timeline Edit

  • Introduced in 1965 as a replacement compact model for the ?

Factory locations Edit

  • Meltham, West Yorkshire, UK

Specification Edit

  • See Info box details

Variations and Options Edit

David Brown 990 Selectamatic - LPY 830F at Duncombe Park 09 - IMG 7991

An immaculate 1968 990 Selectamatic at Duncombe Park Steam Rally 2009

Initially Red with Yellow grill, but in 1968 the colour scheme changed to White and Brown and power now 55 hp.

  • High clearance option
  • Narrow version
  • 4-WD version from 1970 offered using a Selene axle.

Serial Numbers Information Edit

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DB 990 Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[1]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built 23285 red + 31350 white versions ).
1965 482001 1,831 First built (Red & Yellow)
1968 505286
1968 800001 White & Brown
1971 831351 Last built No.
year serial no Number built Notes

Preservation Edit

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List of Preserved David Brown 990 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 990 GBF 141C+ sn ? year ? DB owner ? David Brown 990 with cab - GBF 141C at Hollowell 2010 - IMG 4265 seen at Hollowell Steam Rally 2010 Fitted with cab
DB 990 Selectamatic LPY 830F+ sn ? 1968 engine ? owner ? David Brown 990 Selectamatic - LPY 830F at Duncombe Park 09 - IMG 7991 seen at Duncombe Park Steam Rally misc
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Gallery Edit

David Brown 990 Industrial

Fitted with Quickie 2560 front loader

Tractor is fitted with front brakes speedometer

Reg no RNL 280 S =1977 model

See also Edit


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