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Nuffield: Tractors

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Advertising sign.
The Nuffield and Leyland Tractor Club badge.
1949. Rowcrop P4. Reg No: DEB 864.
1951. Nuffield "Universal" Tractor.
Model 460.
November 1957.
1958. 4DM.
1956. Universal 4. Reg No: 377 GTW.
1968. Model 4/25.
Reg No: VER 799.
1970. Mini. Reg No: HRL 531D.
Model 3/42.
Nuffield Universal. Reg No: HCE 803.

Note: This is a sub-section of Nuffield Organization and Morris.

When in 1948 the Morris Motors Agricultural Division launched their tractor range the name Nuffield was chosen to be the brand name for the companies agricultural products.

The models introduced at the 1948 Smithfield Show were the Nuffield Universal M4 and the tricycle-wheeled M3. Both tractors were powered by an engine based on the side-valve Morris Commercial four cylinder lorry engine.

The first diesel powered Nuffield was the Universal DM4 which was powered by a 48 h.p. Perkins P4 (TA) engine. When Morris Motors became part of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1951 the Perkins engine was retained until 1954 when it was replaced by 45 h.p. BMC diesel engine.

In the 1960s the BMC organisation was amalgamated with the Standard Triumph and Leyland groups to become British Leyland.

1969 Tractor production and marketing was concentrated at Bathgate, Edinburgh[1]

1969 Tractor production continued under the Nuffield name until 1969 when the tractors were renamed as BMC Leyland Tractors and the familiar poppy red livery was changed to a new two-tone Leyland corporate colour scheme.

List of Models

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 27, 1969