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David Brown VAK1C
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Model history
Model introduced 1947
Model discontinued 1953
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by David Brown VAK1
Superseded by David Brown 30C
David Brown 30D
Engine Specification
Engine make David Brown
Fuel type Kerosene or Petrol
Power hp Unknown
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
No. of Cylinders 4
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Clutch Borg & Beck
Gearbox make David Brown
Forward 4
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I
Other info
Factories Meltham, West Yorkshire, England
Plow rating Unknown
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The David Brown VAK1C or Cropmaster was a improved version of the VAK1 introduced in April 1947. Available either in Petrol or Petrol/TVO engines. In 1949 the Diesel version was added. The VAK1C was replaced by the 30C or D in 1953

Model History Edit

For Company history, see David Brown.

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Timeline Edit

  • Introduced in April 1947

Factory locations Edit

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

Variations and Options Edit

  • 4 0r 6 speed gear box
  • Diesel option from November 1949
  • Vineyard - 1947 > march 1953 only 179 built
  • Vineyard Diesel - 1951-53 only 80 built
  • Super - October 1950 - December 1952 - bigger engine, full side panels, Larger tyres, chaff screens to radiator. 4,880 built
  • Prairie - High clearance October 1951-April 1954, 519 built
  • Prairie Diesel - November 1952 - April 1954, 244 built
  • Cropmaster M (industrial) - April 1947 to November 1952 - No hydraulic linkage
  • Cropmaster MD diesel -July 1950-Jan 1956
  • Taskmaster - August 1948-August 1953 - similar to VAK1
  • Taskmaster Diesel - May 1951-September 1953
  • Trackmaster - Jan 1950-March 1953 - Crawler version but with 6 speed transmission - 700 built
  • Trackmaster Diesel 30 - September 1950 - January 1953 - ~ 500 built

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data - Cropmaster TVO & Petrol[1]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built 34000 aprox).
1947 P10001 - First built April 47
1948 P12000 -
1949 P17500 -
1950 P25500 -
1951 P34000 -
1952 P40000 -
1953 P44000 - Last built
Cropmaster Diesel
1949 PD10001 - Nov first built
1950 PD10500 -
1951 PD12000 -
1952 PD15000 -
1953 PD18000 - Last built Feb
Super
1950 SP10001 - First built October
1951 SP10200 -
1952 SP12500 -
1952 SP14881 - Last built December
Prairie
1951 SPP10001
1952 SPP10025
1952 SPP10200
1953 SPP10300
1953 SPP10500
1954 SPP10600 Last April
Prairie Diesel
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1979 Last built No.
1980 serial no Number built Notes

Preservation Edit

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List of Preserved David Brown VAK1C Cropmaster 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
Cropmaster BJL 289 P11299 Reg. 27th October 1947 David Brown Petrol/TVO D. Buckle, Norfolk David Brown Cropmaster sn 11299 reg BJL 289 at Woolpit 09 - IMG 1258 (46) At Woolpit Steam Rally 2009 Displayed With a DB Plough
Cropmaster SRF 115 P18749 1949 Petrol/TVO Owner ? David Brown Cropmaster P18749 - SRF 115 at Darley Dale 09 - IMG 9946 Darley Dale Festival of Transport 2009 Notes
Cropmaster EY 9586 P23968 1949 Petrol/TVO Owner ? David Brown Cropmaster sn P23968 - EY 9586 at Anglesey 2010 - IMG 2460 Seen at Isle of Anglesey Vintage Rally Notes
Cropmaster JTM 638 P33748 1951 Petrol/TVO C. Clifford David Brown Cropmaster sn P33748 - JTM 638 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 1408 Old Warden Steam Rally Notes
Cropmaster KDM 740 Unknown 194?  ? Owner ? David Brown Cropmaster - KDM 740 at Llandudno 08 - P5050137 at Llandudno Transport Festival 2008
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