Dowty Taurodyne

We have had a message through this website from Tieman Bosma in the Netherlands.

“At the moment we restore Classic tractors with is fitted with a Dowty Taurodyne Transmission. We like to know if someone can provide us with any information, documents, parts, technical details etc. Also contact to former employees who could tell us how to proceed would be very nice.”

If anyone can be of help, please could you let Tieman know on

Many thanks and a happy new year!

Dowty Taurodyne unit
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Taurodyne Transmission Drive System
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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  • The picture in the archive is a Dowmatic Transmission as fitted to many applications from Wallis and Steevens road rollers to Northern Tool and Gear fishing vessels, the ferry on Lake Windermere, Massey Ferguson sugar cane harvesters and many more

    Geoff Onions Repairs Controller DHU served 1968 to 2000 when the company had become Ultra Hydraulics

    By Geoff Onions (31/12/2020)
  • I was a Dowty Craft Apprentice from 1964 -1969 and worked in the test house at Arle Court about 1967 with a top man CALLED Reg Greatbanks.

    One day we were told to go to Brockhampton park to repair a Dowty Taurodyne Unit which had broken down, when fitted to a Eicher tractor, which was pulling a 8 furrow plough in a field, opposite the park.

    We worked all day on it and well into the evening to get it repaired because the next day, potential customers were coming.

    Finally we got it working and Charles Irvine (Director) gave us a slap up meal before going home.

    We were back at Brockhampton the next day, just to make sure everything went ok; it did.

    Another lovely meal was laid on for us in the evening.

    Great memories.

    I also think they used the Taurodyne unit in a Hillman Imp car

    By David Morgan (19/08/2020)
  • Worked on nearly all of these in DHU repair department including the Vardis pump which I don’t think was mentioned

    By Chris Taylor (12/08/2020)
  • Dowmatic pump an motor used on fishing boats and dockside cranes

    By Chris Taylor (12/08/2020)

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