Ruston Bucyrus Specifications
The legendary Bucyrus-Erie company is known around the world and also had divisions in other countries including Ruston-Bucyrus in the United Kingdom.
In order to boost their profile in the European market and get around the high taxes and duties British users paid for imported earthmoving equipment, Bucyrus-Erie entered into a manufacturing agreement with the well known and respected UK company of Ruston & Hornsby in 1930, a partnership that was to last for almost fifty years.
UK-manufactured Bucyrus-Erie equipment was marketed as “Ruston-Bucyrus”, and featured engines and some components that were plentiful in the UK and Europe and didn’t have to be imported from the USA.
A great many of these machines found their way into New Zealand and Australia.