In 2009 Ron Blackhurst invented the concept of a articulated walk behind mini dumper, from this concept Ron then founded Tufftruk Limited in 2012.  Ron has over 40 years’ experience in manufacture engineering. From a background of tooling development and engineering Ron took his last business (Belle Group) and grew it into a high volume manufacturer of equipment for the construction industry with a £50 million turnover.

With his new company Tufftruk Limited, a successful design and manufacturing business was soon achieved, with the articulated Truxta 4 x 4 mini dumper now being a proven and accepted product worldwide.  The Truxta EV mini dumper has been a lead product in battery powered site and rental equipment, the zero emissions Truxta EV is the benchmark product for articulated walk behind mini dumpers



By 2018 following massive sales success worldwide, Tufftruk moved to a large purpose built manufacturing facility in Leek, Staffordshire

The purpose built factory provides hi-tech assembly of the powered TRUXTA mini dumpers, a market leading machine sold world-wide. 

Tufftruk are committed to environmentally friendly products. The electric battery powered EV TRUXTA mini dumper is the most successful model – offering emission and noise free power performance.

Tufftruk's suppliers of materials and components are, in the main, located within a 30mile radius of the Tufftruk premises, saving the environment in terms of cutting emissions from delivery vehicles and providing the economic benefit of keeping local people employed.

Ron says“I believe this is a very exciting project, in a time that we need to be looking at ways to reduce emissions and think more about protecting both the local and global environment”


mini dumper Tufftruk facility factory 2020