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The company of Tractors (London) Ltd was the builder of the Trusty brand of tractor and latter owners of the Rushton tractor.

Trusty TractorsEdit

Trusty Model 6 with Riding bogey (rear) at Riverside Southport 09 - IMG 7705

A restored Trusty Model 6 viewed from the rear, showing the detachable Riding Bogey unit. Tractor presented at the Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally nr Southport in 2009

Trusty Model 6 no. 14391 and plough with seat at Newark 09 - IMG 5726

A trusty Model 6 no. 14391 at Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show 2009

2-wheeled tractorEdit

The Trusty 2-wheeled tractor was built from 1933 to the late 1950s. The basic design was the same but numerous upgrades changes occurred. The basic design had a front mounted engine driving a pair of wheels (all steel on early models and pneumatic tyred option on latter models). All machines had a centrifugal clutch drive from the engine, with individual dog clutches on each wheel to disengage drive for turning. The early Trustys were single-speed machines, powered by a 5hp JAP engine. Some later versions had 3-speed gearbox which could be used as well as the optional reverse gearbox. These were powered by either JAP 5hp, Douglas 8hp or Norton 14hp engines. During the war years, it seems a few were fitted with imported Briggs & Stratton engines.

A range of attachments (Tools) were offered for most tasks. You could buy attachments for, including disc harrows, ploughing, rollers, sawbench, self-lift toolframes, and even a ride-on seat (mounted on a 2-wheeled bogey) and a trailer. (A tractor can be seen with the bogey seat attachment fitted in photo at top of page.)

Trusty Model 6Edit

The later version of the Trusty 2 wheel tractor built from the 1950s on is fitted with a JAP model 6 engine of around 8hp and also has new 3-forward speed + 1-reverse gearbox.

Trusty Steed (4-wheeled Tractor) Edit

Trusty Steed Mk I of 1949 S.Morris at Stoke Goldington 09 - IMG 9730

A Trusty Steed MkI of 1949 at Stoke Goldington Steam Rally 2009

Trusty Steed Mk I Norton engine - IMG 9734

The Norton engine in a Steed Mk I

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PreservationEdit

These tractors are popular with members of the Horticultural and Garden Tractor Club.

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Trusty Model 6's in preservation
Tractor type Year built Serial No. Owner / Collection Photo Notes
Trusty Model 6 year ? No. 8815 Ex John Bownes collection To add At Cheffin - John Bownes Sale 2013
Trusty Model 6 1952 No. 14391 G. Ravenhall Trusty Model 6 no. 14391 at Newark 09 - IMG 5725 At Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show 2009
Trusty Model 6 19 ?  ? Brian Carter Trusty Model 6 with Riding bogey (rear) at Riverside Southport 09 - IMG 7705 At Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally 2009
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Trusty Steeds in preservation
Tractor type Year built Serial No. Registration no. Owner / Collection Photo Notes
Trusty Steed Mk I 1949 NTS 158 - S. Morris Trusty Steed No. 158 at Stoke Goldington 09 - IMG 9735 At Stoke Goldington Steam Rally 2009
Trusty Steed Mk II 19 ? NTS B 199 - owner ? Tusty Stead no. NTSB 199 at Anglesey 2010 - IMG 2268 At Isle of Anglesey Vintage Rally 2010
Trusty Steed Mk II 1960 NTS 388 YJB 406 E. Roberts collection Trusty Steed 1960 NTS 388 with rotavator reg YJB 406 atStoke Goldington 09 - IMG 9739 At Stoke Goldington Steam Rally 2009
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