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About Us

Welcome To Tractor Spare Parts

Tractor Spare Parts are specialists in BMC engine parts and parts for Nuffield, Leyland and Marshall Tractors. All our parts are re-manufactured where possible to the same standard OEM suppliers, and we even try to improve both the design and materials used in our parts where appropriate.

Company History

It was the restoration of a Leyland 285 Synchro which paved the road to Tractor Spare Parts as it stands today. Andrew Griffin and his father, Michael, started the restoration when Michael wanted to use the old tractor on the family farm and for his cabinet-making and joinery business. Having previously worked as a fitter for the Burgess group in their Leyland dealership in Derby, Michael fancied a return to the Leyland marque after years with a Ford 5000 and a front-end loader. Little did Andrew and Michael know how difficult the restoration would be, or what it would lead to…

Finding it difficult to source the tinwork for the tractor, especially the door frames and the rear window, Andrew set about drawing the parts and making the tooling for their re-manufacture; luckily he had trained as a tool maker with a well-known construction equipment company!

Andrew had an engineering workshop since the age of 14 and, with the new project underway, this increased in size to accommodate lathes, CNC milling machines, presses, etc. While in the midst of the challenge of rebuilding the Leyland, Andrew realised that, maybe, other enthusiast were trying to find parts for these old tractors. So, he made a few pairs of doors and a few rear windows, and the seed of Tractor Spare Parts was planted.

From these humble beginnings of two spare parts, Andrew used his unique eye for detail and his experience in tooling design to manufacture more and more parts. Gradually, the stockpile built up into a complete range of parts for Nuffield, Leyland and Marshall Tractors.

When the decline in industrial engineering came at the outbreak of the recession, Andrew focused more on the tractor parts and the company Tractor Spare Parts Ltd was born with a professionally designed website to offer an online shopping experience worldwide.

As BMC and Leyland engines are being fitted in vehicles other than tractors, we are now seen by other industries as the BMC engine specialists, able to offer wearing parts for BMC and Leyland engines fitted in many vehicles, from boats to lorries, buses and commercial vehicles. We will be launching two websites dedicated to this side of the business shortly – www.bmcmarineparts.co.uk and www.bmcdiesel.co.uk.

The Tractor Spare Parts Family

Andrew Griffin now spends time developing new parts and runs a workshop alongside our parts business. This helps us to ensure that all our parts fit straight onto the tractors without problems, making life easier for the end user. Andrew remains the technical brains behind Tractor Spare Parts and is often called upon to use his wealth of experience restoring Nuffield, Leyland and Marshall tractors and engines to help customers throughout the world bring our beloved Orange, Blue and Yellow tractors back to life.

Andy Eyre works in the workshop, having originally joined us for a six-week period back in 2012 – we haven’t managed to get rid of him yet – and is particularly strong in the paint-shop where he is very proud of his paint finishing skills (and so he should be!).

Wendy Fletcher joined the company in 2011 and works in the office dealing with your enquiries and also bringing years of experience working with administration systems and bringing a specialisation in export from previous employment.

Joanna Griffin has been involved with the business since it started manufacturing tractor parts in 2001 (alongside studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Durham, followed by a PhD at The University of Sheffield and a career as a technical sales consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and other analytical industries). After the arrival of Andrew and Joanna’s first born, Eloise, in September 2013, Joanna joined the company full-time and works with Wendy in the office, involved in the day to day running of the company as well as helping with your enquiries.

Kevin Frith joined the company in 2017 and the stores area and packing room is his domain. Kevin has a fantastic eye for detail and this is shown in the meticulous packaging of the parts that are sent out across the globe. Kevin has had many hours of fun identifying Nuffield, Leyland and Marshall parts, as well as the occasional MF or Ford part thrown in to catch him out, purchased from bygone dealers.

 
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Wesleyan House
Alstonefield, Ashbourne
Derbyshire, DE6 2FY

Call: 01335 310 538

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