The BTD6 Drott came on the scene in the 1950's.It was based on the successfull BTD6 tractor,power came from a 4 cylinder BD264 diesel engine developing 50hp.This base tractor was fitted with a DROTT B-6-K3 skid shovel.These machines were very popular within the construction industry,with a four in one bucket and a scarifier fitted you had a very usefull tool indeed.
My BTD6 in the yard in Essex after its test run
Being loaded ready for the long trip to South Wales
The "spare" nose end in red undercoat.
The Drott nameplate was removed for restoration and also copy's are being made for future use on other BTD6's
This picture shows Barry Cossletts Drott fitted with a Wainroy back hoe.These were of a much lighter construction to the JCB ones fitted to the 6's and B100's.In my opinion the Wainroy back hoe suits the BTD6, and also puts less stress on the final drives.The mai drawback is that the Wainroy is fixed unlike the JCB ones which can be repositioned for digging.
This machine will be restored and will look great in IH red livery.
I think this photo was taken at the Bath & West show.
Looks like the machine was being tried out by a new customer.