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International Drott - demonstration
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No: 3949   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1960
International Drott - demonstration

Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo number No A2290/1 taken by T K Wood.

An impressive task removing a large tree at the Harrogate Machinery Show in 1960. The International 20 DROTT skid/shovel with blade shovel combination does make short work of the tree.

Can anyone say how the name DROTT originated?
Picture added on 27 February 2018 at 11:40
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It would appear that the name DROTT was derived from the surname of Edward Drott, whom founded the Drott Tractor Company in 1916 in Wisconsin. In 1923 and, after several re-organizations, it became the Drott Manufacturing Company. The machine is an "International 20 Drott" and is an "International BTD20" crawler tractor (the TD20 model, manufactured in Britain), fitted with "DROTT" attachments. The Drott 4 in 1 bucket was manufactured in the UK by Rubery Owen and tractors fitted with this equipment became known as "Drotts". The "Drott" company was taken over by Tenneco in 1968 and then became a division of Case Corporation which was owned by Tenneco. The "Case" brand is currently used to sell the companies agricultural and construction equipment.

The surname Drott is of Norse origin and refers to a "Noble".

Added by Bill Rayner on 28 February 2018.
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