David Brown 1690

David Brown 1690 Technical Specifications

David Brown 1690 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1980 – 1984.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for David Brown 1690 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

David Brown 1690 Production

Manufacturer: David Brown (a part of J.I. Case)
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Meltham Mills, Huddersfield, England
Original price: $30,000 (1983 )

David Brown 1690 Power

PTO (claimed): 90 hp
67.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 72.55 hp
54.1 kW
PTO (tested): 90.39 hp
67.4 kW

David Brown 1690 Electrical

Ground: negative
Battery volts: 12

David Brown 1690 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post ROPS. Cab optional.
Transmissions: 12-speed synchromesh
  12-speed partial power shift


Type: open center
Pump flow: 20 gpm
75.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

David Brown 1690 Engine detail

Engine Detail
J.I. Case
Displacement: 329 ci
5.4 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.939×4.50 inches
100 x 114 mm
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 16:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 16 qts
15.1 L

David Brown 1690 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: synchromesh
Gears: 12 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic dry disc

David Brown 1690 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 100.5 inches
255 cm
4WD ROPS Operating weight: 8755 lbs
3971 kg
Ballasted weight: 12470 lbs
5656 kg
4WD Front tread: 59 to 71 inches
149 to 180 cm
Rear tread: 60.75 to 85 inches
154 to 215 cm

David Brown 1690 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1383

Nebraska Tractor Test 1383
Diesel 12-speed synchro 4WD
March 27 – April 21, 1981
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1383 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 90.39 hp
67.4 kW
Fuel use: 5.8 gal/hour
22.0 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 87.76 hp
65.4 kW
Fuel use: 5.5 gal/hour
20.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 72.55 hp
54.1 kW
Fuel use: 5.5 gal/hour
20.8 l/hour
Gear 3-2 used for power test.
Max pull: 10536 lbs
4779 kg
Gear 3-1 used for pull test.


Is David Brown 1690 a good tractor?

The David Brown 1690 is one of the great tractors in the David Brown (a part of J.I. Case) stable, and it has earned David Brown (a part of J.I. Case) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a David Brown 1690 take?

Check out the David Brown 1690 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year David Brown (a part of J.I. Case) made the ?

The David Brown 1690 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1980 – 1984

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