Roadless Super Dexta
Roadless Super Dexta no 2233 at Malvern 09 - IMG 5551
Roadless Super Dexta at Tractor World Show - Malvern 2009
Model history
Model introduced 1960
Model discontinued 1964
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 78
Superseded by Roadless Ploughmaster 46
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford (engines)/Perkins
Engine model Perkins F3.152
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp ? hp
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
No. of Cylinders 3
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual + 4-wd Transfer box
Gearbox make Ford/Roadless
Forward 8
Reverse 2
Drive 4-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I
Cab Details
Type of Cab None
Other info
Factories Hounslow (conversion), UK
Plow rating Unknown
Approximate Cost new in (year) £ unknown [1]
Notes Based on the Fordson Dexta tractor. Kits supplied after 1964.
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The Roadless Super Dexta was built by Roadless Traction Ltd from January 1960 to November 1964 in Hounslow, Middlesex, UK.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: Roadless

The detailed model history of this item is unknown. Can you help add any history for it ?

Timeline Edit

  • Introduced in 1960 based on the Fordson Dexta.
  • Selene built axle used.
  • Some axles supplied for dealer or Farm fitting to existing tractors as an upgrade.
  • Dropped as a factory conversion in 1964

Factory locations Edit

  • Hounslow, Middlesex, UK

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

Variations and Options Edit

Serial Numbers Information Edit

The total number built is believed to be 78 examples. No Model serial number data is tabulated here as all Roadless tractor conversions had a sequential serial number for the Axle unit fitted & not related to the base tractors model or s/n.
See also: Roadless
were known axle numbers are listed (please add any new tractors to the list.

Note: John Bownes Ltd the current Roadless brand name owner & Archive/register keeper has the original build lists from the factory & will supply details to owners of the tractors original recorded history.

Preservation Edit

Little information on examples of these tractors in preservation is available.

Do you know of any examples to add to the list ?

List of Preserved Roadless Dexta conversions tractors
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Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No.
(if known)
Build-Date Engine-Type/Model Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
Reg no. ? Roadless no. 2233  ?  ? Owner ? Roadless Super Dexta no 2233 at Malvern 09 - IMG 5551 At Tractor World Show - Malvern 2009
Reg no. ? Roadless no. ? 1963 Super Dexta R. Hughes, Bridlington Roadless Dexta - Super 1963 - R. Hughes at Lincoln 08 - P8170534 At Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally 2008
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Reg no. Roadless no. ?/unknown Owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] Seen at
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