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Nuffield Universal 4
Nuffield Universal 4 - RCJ 504 at Bromyard 08 - P7060150
Model history
Model introduced 1957
Model discontinued 1961
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Superseded by Nuffield 4/60
Engine Specification
Engine make BMC
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 40
Power kW 30
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) ? cu. in (? litre)
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.9 inches (95 mm)
Stroke in (mm) 4.7 inches (120 mm
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type unknown
Clutch ?
Gearbox make BMC
Forward 5
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 7.5 x 18
Rear 14 x ?
Tractor Dimensions
Weight (nominal) lb/kg ? lb ? kg
Other info
Factories Cowley, Oxford, England till 1963
Bathgate, Scotland
Plow rating Unknown
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Nuffield Universal Four

The Nuffield Universal 4 was built by Nuffield from 1957 to 1961 at the Morris factory at Cowley, Oxford, England. It features a 40 hp (30 kW) engine.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: Nuffield

A detailed history of this model is unknown. Can you help add any history for it ?

Timeline Edit

  • Introduced in 1957 to replace the Nuffield DM4 (BMC), with a 5-forward 1 reverse gearbox.
  • Optional fitted with a side mounted belt pulley and/or IPTO.
  • Has the Sankey wheels as std with the adjustable track axles only to order.

Factory locations Edit

  • Cowley Oxford (Morris works)

Specification Edit

For basic spec. see Info Box.

Variations and Options Edit

Details required of model options.

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Universal 4 Standard PTO
Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[1]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built 20058 (4DM)).
1957 Jan DE14540 - sequence carried on from the DM4 initially
1958 August 4DM787-501 - new sequence
1959 ? 4DM787-1857 -
1960 Jan 4DM787-7835
1961 Dec 4DM787-20558 total 20058 Last one built December
year serial no Number built Notes
Universal 4 Independent PTO
Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[2]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built 9468).
1957 August DM4792-501 - Start of Ind PTO model
1958 August DM4792-1080 -
1959 ? DM4792-2530 -
1960 Jan DM4792-3436
1961 Nov 4DM787-11425 total 10925 Last one built November
year serial no Number built Notes

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Four wheel driveEdit

Two Four-wheel drive prototypes were built by the development department.[3]

  • One was featured in a tractor magazine in 2008/9 (do you remember which one it was ?)

Preservation Edit

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List of Preserved Nuffield Universal 4 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
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See also Edit

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