Power resources have a wealth of experience working with and supporting Ruston diesel and gas engines. We provide spares suitable for a wide range of Ruston models, these include;

  • Fuel injection pump elements
  • Pre-ignition chamber
  • Cylinder head gasket kits
  • Cylinder liners
  • Piston rings
  • Piston plain bearings
  • Conrod bearings
  • Main bearings
  • Cylinder head reconditioning
  • Cylinder head inlet and exhaust valves
  • Inlet and exhaust valve seats
  • Valve springs
  • Valve guides
  • Valve collets
  • Fuel injection nozzles

History of Ruston Engines

Ruston & Hornsby, often referred to simply as Ruston, was a British engineering company based in Lincoln, England, founded in 1918. The company initially specialized in the production of steam engines and heavy machinery before transitioning to the manufacturing of diesel and gas engines. Ruston was known for producing reliable and robust engines for various industrial, marine, and power generation applications.

Over the years, Ruston & Hornsby went through a series of acquisitions and mergers. In 1967, the company was acquired by English Electric, which later merged with GEC (General Electric Company) in 1968. Following further corporate restructuring and acquisitions, Ruston’s gas turbine and diesel engine businesses became part of GEC-Alsthom (now Alstom) and MAN B&W Diesel (now MAN Energy Solutions), respectively.

Ruston diesel and gas engines were widely used in various applications, including:

  1. Marine propulsion: Ruston engines were employed in ships and other marine vessels, providing efficient and reliable propulsion.
  2. Power generation: Ruston engines were used in generator sets to produce electricity for industrial, commercial, and residential applications.
  3. Rail traction: Some Ruston diesel engines were utilized in rail locomotives, offering reliable performance and low maintenance requirements.
  4. Industrial and agricultural machinery: Ruston engines powered a variety of machinery in industries such as mining, agriculture, and construction.

Today, the Ruston brand is no longer active, and its engines are no longer produced.