Today Dorman engines play a prominent part in the race as a high percentage of the
local trawlers are powered by Dorman units, and for the last three years a Dorman
engined trawler -
In 1964 the company launched its new air cooled 'DA' range of engines on to the market,
besides the existing 'Q' and 'L' ranges. These are the three ranges of Dorman diesel
engines whose production still continues, at Tixall Road works to this very day.
The company had been perhaps the first British manufacturers to take the commercial
possibilities of this type of engine seriously as far back as 1939, when the 6-
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operate on several types of gas. Since the advent of the 6QG, three more types have become available as gas fuelled engines and the 6LDG, 6DAG and 8DAG have already enjoyed considerable advanced sales to the rich natural gas oil fields of North America, Middle East and Australia. Meanwhile the first 6QG engine to be sold had already brought mains electricity to the Iranian village of Guyum for the first time in its history in late 1968. Guyum is also supplied with water by a Dorman engined pump, one of many helping small communities in their struggle for existance in the more arid regions of the Middle East.
fitting for the 200 engines produced; unfortunately wartime manpower problems forced
the abandonment of this promising line. Later in the war however, a quantity of air-
Hymac 580 excavator fitted with 6DA air-
Record catch by Brixham trawlers “Angele-