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1929. The Rushton Agricultural Tractor.

  • AEC built the Rushton tractor at their factory which was based at Walthamstow, England.
  • 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.
  • 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

The Complete Encylopedia of Tractors by Mirco de Cet published in 2006 by Rebo International ISBN 978-90-366-1893-9