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Rushton Tractors

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1929. The Rushton Agricultural Tractor.

Rushton Tractors Ltd

1928 AEC built prototypes of the Rushton tractor[1] before it went into production.

George Rushton intended that his tractor would compete with the Fordson and proceeded to copy the Fordson but it turned out to be heavier and more expensive.

1929 The tractors were built in parts at AEC's Southall factory and assembled at Rushton's factory at Feltham[2]

1929 The company was registered. It took over the old AEC works at Walthamstow[3]

Ferguson had considered using the Rushton for his hydraulic system but this didn't materialise.

Wheeled and crawler type tractors were manufactured but the project failed and the company went into receivership in 1932.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 11, 1928
  2. The Times, Apr 13, 1929
  3. The Times Sep 16, 1929
  • The Complete Encyclopaedia of Tractors by Mirco de Cet published in 2006 by Rebo International ISBN 978-90-366-1893-9