Overview & History
The David Brown 1210 is a utility tractor that was produced from 1971 until 1976 in Meltham Hills, Huddersfield, England. It was one of two variants: the 1210 model featured a 12-speed synchromesh gearbox while the 1212 model had a power shift transmission.
This tractor was powered by a 3.1-litre, four-cylinder David Brown diesel engine, which had liquid cooling and an oil bath air cleaner. Also, its bore/stroke measured 100 by 114 millimetres. Its compression rating was 17:1, and it can do 61 hp at PTO and 55.83 hp drawbar.
The 1210 model had an independent PTO that can run at 540/1000 RPM and an open-centre hydraulic pump that gave 26.1 litres per minute at 2,500 psi. The tractor had hydrostatic power steering and differential mechanical shoe brakes as standard equipment. A high-clearance conversion unit was available in some markets.
This model was offered with a cab as an option, had a rear lift capacity of 997 kilogrammes, and used an alternator for its charging system.
Two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive versions were available. The 2WD weighed 2,658 kilogrammes and had standard front tyres sized 7.50-16 and standard rear tyres sized 8.4/15-30. Its wheelbase measured 226 centimetres. Its front axle clearance was 53 centimetres and the drawbar clearance at 46 centimetres. The front tread ranges from 132 to 182 centimetres.
Meanwhile, the 4WD weighed 3,134 kilogrammes and can use size 10-24 or 11-24 on its front tyres and 18.4/15-30 or 13.6/12-38 on its rear tyres. It had a 223-centimetre wheelbase, 46-centimetre front axle clearance, and 49-centimetre drawbar clearance. Its front tread was 167 centimetres. Both versions were 363 centimetres long, 198 centimetres wide, and 228 centimetres high (up to the exhaust).
The David Brown 1210 is a very good tractor as long as it’s properly maintained. One common issue would be when the operator misuses the PTO lever. This would wipe out the clutch assembly on the engine flywheel and destroy the engine thrust bearings.
David Brown Replacement Parts
G.W. Tractors specialises in sourcing replacement parts for all David Brown models. Call us on 1800 062 790 to find tractor parts for your David Brown 1210. We may also have David Brown 1210 tractors in our yards for wrecking, and if we do they will appear below. Check out all the tractors we are wrecking.
Who should buy a David Brown 1210
The David Brown 1210 is perfect for farmers who need a utility tractor that can handle all farming tasks in a large field.
Buy a used David Brown 1210
G.W. Tractors is the best place to buy a used David Brown 1210 in Australia. If we don’t have any in stock at the moment, give us a call on 1800 062 790 and we have a better chance than anyone else of finding you one. Below are the used David Brown tractors we have in our yards now. Check out all of our used tractors for sale.
David Brown 1210 Specs
|Last one sold for||US$ 11,500 (1976)||Years made||1971 to 1976|
|Type||Utility tractor||Factory||Meltham Mills, Huddersfield, England|
1212: Power shift
|Engine overview||David Brown 3.6L 4-cyl diesel|
|Engine capacity||3.6 L [219 ci]||Cylinders||4-cylinder|
|Bore/stroke||100 x 114 mm [3.939 x 4.50 inches]||Air cleaner||Oil bath|
|Fuel capacity||81.4 L [21.5 gal]||Tractor hitch – Rear type||II|
|Rear lift||Recommended: 997 kg [2,200 lbs]|
Max: 1,995 kg [4,400 lbs]
|Drawbar power (tested)||55.83 hp [41.6 kW]|
|PTO (claimed)||61 hp [45.5 kW]||Gears||12 forward and 4 reverse|
|Rear PTO||Independent||Rear RPM||540/1000|
|Standard front tyres||2WD: 7.50-16|
|Standard rear tyres||2WD: 8.4/15-30|
|Optional front tyres||4WD: 11-24||Optional rear tyres||4WD: 13.6/12-38|
|Front tread||2WD: 132 to 182 cm [52 to 72 inches]|
4WD: 167 cm [66 inches]
|Weight (Operating)||2WD: 2,658 kg [5,860 lbs]|
4WD: 3,134 kg [6,910 lbs]
|Length||363 cm [143 inches]||Wheelbase||2WD: 226 cm [89 inches]|
4WD: 223 cm [88 inches]
|Width||198 cm [78 inches]||Height – Exhaust||228 cm [90 inches]|
4×4 MFWD 4WD
|Brakes||Differential mechanical shoe||Cab||Cab optional|
|Hydraulics type||Open centre||Pressure||2,500 psi [172.4 bar]|
|Pump flow||26.1 lpm [6.9 gpm]||Electrical charging system||Alternator|
|Charging amps||26||Battery volts||12|
Accessories, consumables and more
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