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What Model is this International Drott? 09 Jun 2020 21:12 #211276

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I am have just bought a old international drott that I'm doing up and need to find out what model it is can't find anything online.

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What Model is this International Drott? 09 Jun 2020 21:55 #211279

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Nice looking machine. I am not up to date with models in the earth moving side but I can operate these old ones fairly well. The serial number to me is unusual as compared to tractors. Have you tried to Google the serial number? What is behind the guard at the bottom of the grille? Is it the hydraulic pump? I used to think these started with a T in the serial numbers.
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What Model is this International Drott? 09 Jun 2020 22:07 #211280

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Looks to be based on either a TD 6 or BTD 6, sorry cant be much more help than that

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What Model is this International Drott? 10 Jun 2020 10:37 #211287

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Drott was the sole supplier of loader attachments for International Harvester crawler tractors in the 1950s, until International introduced their own line of integral loaders. It developed the first multi-purpose bucket; dubbed the 4-in-1 bucket, it gets its name from its four functions: dozer, clamshell, bucket and scraper. The 4-in-1-line became the basis for International Harvester’s crawler loader line. In the UK they were colocally known as "Drotts" (and the term was often used for other makes of tracked loader like JCB was used for all makes wheeled backhoe loaders) Model nomenclature: Drott model numbers had a prefix that matched the model number for the tractor; i.e., the TD6 used a 6K3 loader. An “A” suffix indicated a later improved version.

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What Model is this International Drott? 10 Jun 2020 12:19 #211291

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Think n Inter used daiffernt numbers/models
100, 125, 150, 175 etc



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What Model is this International Drott? 10 Jun 2020 15:22 #211296

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Still no year yet but the machine is:
A6K3B on the data plate.

A -Australian build
6- TD6 size machine
K3 - Drott Company bucket design and size
B- Second upgrade on the bucket (no suffix original, A suffix first upgrade)

Looks late 50's

Swishy, Your photo shows a later machine after International started making their own buckets. It is probably 60's or even later.

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What Model is this International Drott? 10 Jun 2020 15:30 #211297

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Possibly getting a bit sidetracked, by the numbers shown in the photo??
You can JUST make out the wording "Built in Australia by IHC blah blah"
Next plate saying "made under arrangement with Drott Man. of Milwaukee..................."
As stated here, IHC had almost exclusive rights to "DROTT" and "SKID-SHOVEL" in Australia.
That "A 6 B K 3" to me looks like the model # of the TRACTOR itself???
The "5 3 1" series # COULD possibly be the series of the actual attachment. i.e. the front end loader with the clamshell bucket.
Just a WAG.
Only IHC stuff I recall had a string of numbers with a couple of letters FIRST, e.g. TD 15-18-20-24-25 etc
Also had the BTD series.
Possibly the A 6 B K was a designation specifically for front -end-loaders??
Like I said, a WAG at best.

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What Model is this International Drott? 10 Jun 2020 15:36 #211298

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Pretty sure Lang has it nailed right there, either built on a TD or BTD 6 running gear, maybe the A 6 K relates to either the DROTT portion or IHC's designation to seperate it from a dozers designation.

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What Model is this International Drott? 11 Jun 2020 10:08 #211329

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I think its an A100,aka T D 6......the diff is a BTD is british and will have a different motor to a US made one.........However ,to the nitty gritty ......these inters were a right POS ,IMHO the only Inters ever any good were post 1960 ,the TD15B,and TD 20 ,correcponding loaders the 175 and 250......After IH took over the Jumbo factory ,the motors improved and small machines were all German ,well made ,but highly complicated ,as German stuff is...........My advice is go through the whole tractor carefully before spending one more dollar .....usually they are moneypits with ripoff prices for s/h spares ....if you can get them.

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What Model is this International Drott? 11 Jun 2020 10:32 #211331

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Lang is on the money as usual, as I learned it some place, A is australian, B is British, T is track, D is diesel, this system followed thru on all its 50, 60, & 70's machines. AFAIK. So a tractor expert will clarify the engine etc.
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