G.W Tractors has a huge range of aftermarket David Brown tractor parts in its warehouses in Melbourne and Brisbane and if we don’t have it in stock, we’ll find it for you, fast.
- Models we cover
- Types of parts
- Used machinery and parts
- Accessories, consumables & more
- The David Brown story
We’ve been importing replacement parts for David Brown tractors, direct from aftermarket manufacturers for the last 30 years and pride ourselves on the quality of our parts.
Get your parts directly from the importer – give us a call on 1800 062 790 and our parts people will get your aftermarket David Brown tractor parts delivered in no time.
Aftermarket Tractor Parts for all David Brown models
1190, 1290, 1390, 1390T, 1490, 1490T, 1590, 1690, 1690T
1194, 1294, 1394, 1494, 1594, 1694
990, 995, 996
1200, 1210, 1212
25, 25C, 25D, 30C, 30D, 50D
850 Implematic, 880 Implematic, 900 Implematic, 950 Implematic, 990 Implematic
David Brown parts categories
Used David Brown Machinery and Parts
G.W. Tractors are constantly buying and selling used David Brown tractors and often wrecking them for parts. Below are what we have in our yards at the moment. Give us a call at 1800 062 790 if you can’t find what you need.
Accessories, consumables & more
G.W. Tractors also has a huge range of accessories and consumables for all makes and models of tractors. Everything you need to keep your tractor working.
Contact us for replacement parts
The David Brown story
David Brown tractors can trace its history all the way to 1936, when Sir David Brown established a joint project with Harry Ferguson, and built a plant in West Yorkshire England. With the Ferguson-Brown tractor, David Brown Tractors Group became one of the biggest British tractor manufacturers in the post-war period.
As a pioneering company, David Brown Ltd. broke new ground that others would follow only later. Its tractor had many innovative features, including the use of cast alloy on many components, which was light but prone to damage. The first 350 tractors had a Coventry Climax engine, but David Brown eventually developed its own engine, which were then used in subsequent units. A total of 1,350 tractors were produced before Brown and Ferguson had their falling out.
In the 1930s, Brown and Ferguson disagreed over tractor design, which caused Brown to secretly design his own tractor, the VAK1. This tractor was then launched at the 1939 Royal Show, and so Ferguson formally split from Brown and joined with Henry Ford.
The VAK1 was heavier compared to the Ferguson-Brown tractor. Over 7,700 units were sold during World War II, making Brown a wealthy man. It is said that the VAK1 was the only one built onto a sturdy cast iron chassis, while other manufacturers simply bolted components together, which proved to be weaker.
In 1942, Brown started building a tracklayer version, which he dubbed the DB4. This model was built for the army engineers and resolved issues found with the VTK (which was produced from 1941 to 1949). It was also able to get around an embargo on imported machines as it was made for military use. After only 110 units were built, the DB4 was then replaced by the Trackmaster 30 in 1950.
In 1955, the company’s tractor division took over the Lancashire firm of Harrison, McGregor & Guest Ltd., which produced the Albion brand of agricultural machinery. After the takeover, the company’s badge was modified to incorporate the white rose of Yorkshire and the red rose of Lancashire.
Because of the shrinking tractor market in the UK, increasing product development costs and other factors, David Brown Tractors was sold to US-based Tenneco Inc. Also the parent company of J.I. Case tractors, Tenneco applied the David Brown name to some of Case’s tractor models in the UK market. However, in the early 1980s, the David Brown name was dropped in favor of the Case IH brand.