David Brown was a patternmaker and began business in Huddersfield, England in 1860. The company's primary business was the manufacture of gears. In a partership with Harry Ferguson in 1936, 1350 Ferguson-Brown tractors were built. The partnership soon dissolved, however, and Ferguson left for the United States (later partnering with Ford). The first David Brown tractor, the VAK1, was shown in 1939. Initial orders were for 3000 units, however World War II reduced the actual number built to only 1000. Full tractor production resumed after the war. In 1972, David Brown Tractors became a subsidary of Tenneco and operated as a division of JI Case. In 1983, tractors were no longer built under the David Brown name, but the Case name. The Meltham factory, where all David Brown tractors had been built, was closed in 1988.
Model Power Years
David Brown 1200 Selectamatic tractor photo David Brown 1200 Selectamatic 72hp 1967 - 1971
David Brown 1210 tractor photo David Brown 1210 73hp 1971 - 1976
David Brown 1212 tractor photo David Brown 1212 71hp 1971 - 1976
David Brown 1290 tractor photo David Brown 1290 58hp 1980 - 1983
David Brown 1390 tractor photo David Brown 1390 66hp 1980 - 1984
David Brown 1410 tractor photo David Brown 1410 91hp 1974 - 1979
No photo available David Brown 1412 91hp 1974 - 1979
David Brown 1490 tractor photo David Brown 1490 83hp 1980 - 1983
David Brown 1690 tractor photo David Brown 1690 100hp 1980 - 1984
David Brown 25 tractor photo David Brown 25 32hp 1953 - 1958
David Brown 2D tractor photo David Brown 2D 14hp 1956 - 1961
David Brown 30 tractor photo David Brown 30 34hp 1953 - 1957
David Brown 30TD tractor photo David Brown 30TD 31hp 1953 - 1959
David Brown 3800 Selectamatic tractor photo David Brown 3800 Selectamatic 43hp 1968 - 1971
David Brown 4600 Selectamatic tractor photo David Brown 4600 Selectamatic 51hp 1968 - 1971
No photo available David Brown 50D 50hp 1953 - 1958
No photo available David Brown 50TD 0hp 1953 - 1958
David Brown 770 tractor photo David Brown 770 36hp 1965 - 1970
David Brown 780 tractor photo David Brown 780 46hp 1967 - 1971
David Brown 850 tractor photo David Brown 850 35hp 1960 - 1965
David Brown 880 Implematic tractor photo David Brown 880 Implematic 44hp 1961 - 1971
David Brown 885 tractor photo David Brown 885 47hp 1971 - 1980
No photo available David Brown 895 0hp -
David Brown 900 tractor photo David Brown 900 40hp 1956 - 1958
David Brown 950 tractor photo David Brown 950 42hp 1958 - 1959
David Brown 990 Implematic tractor photo David Brown 990 Implematic 52hp 1961 - 1965
David Brown 990 Selectamatic tractor photo David Brown 990 Selectamatic 55hp 1965 - 1980
David Brown 995 tractor photo David Brown 995 64hp 1971 - 1980
David Brown 996 tractor photo David Brown 996 64hp 1971 - 1980
No photo available David Brown Cropmaster 25hp 1947 - 1953
David Brown Cropmaster Diesel tractor photo David Brown Cropmaster Diesel 34hp 1949 - 1953