International Harvester Titan tractor, 1917.

Made:
1917 in Chicago

'Titan' 10/20 hp agricultural tractor on steel straked wheels, by International Harvester Corporation Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, 1917. Engine: Serial No. TV 8624, 2-cylinder horizontally opposed gasoline (petrol)/kerosene.

Titan' 10/20 hp agricultural tractor on steel straked wheels, by International Harvester Corporation Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, 1917. Engine: Serial No. TV 8624, 2-cylinder horizontally opposed gasoline (petrol)/kerosene. Introduced in 1915 and in full production by 1916, this tractor was the last of International Harvester's heavyweight designs. It was made in far greater quantities than any other IHC tractor before it, and had a better power to weight performance than IHC's other models of the time. It was very reliable, and was imported into Britain in larger numbers than its contemporaries to be used in the Ministry of Food Production's efforts to feed First World War Britain. These two factors probably explain why more of these machines lasted into preservation than other tractors of the day. However the introduction of the seminal Model 'F' Fordson, and the role the British Government had in the former's start up in mass production, and volume import into wartime UK, meant that f

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1982-977
type:
tractors
credit:
Smith, Frank A.
status:
Permanent collection

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