International Harvester 'Junior' tractor, 1921.

Made:
1921 in Chicago

'Junior' 8/16 hp agricultural tractor on steel cleated wheels (with road bands), by International Harvester Corporation Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, 1921. Engine: Serial No. IC 5188, 4-cylinder gasoline (petrol)/kerosene.

Junior' 8/16 hp agricultural tractor on steel cleated wheels (with road bands), by International Harvester Corporation Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, 1921. Engine: Serial No. IC 5188, 4-cylinder gasoline (petrol)/kerosene. This tractor, introduced in 1917 was the first of IHC's 'lightweight' designs. It weighed just 1.5 tons, about the same as the Fordson Model 'F' . While it enjoyed a measure of success, the design of its construction was already outmoded by the latter's cast iron unit construction, and the 'Junior went out of production in 1922, the same year as its sister, the heavyweight 'Titan' 10/20. Of some note, International developed a tractor powered reaper binder, the binder obtaining power from the tractor's engine through a power take off (PTO) shaft and flexible coupling. The 'Junior ' was the tractor for which this was designed. International really pushed the PTO commercially in their next generation of tractor design, and thus advanced the onset of true power farming by

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1982-978
type:
tractors
credit:
Smith, Frank A.
status:
Permanent collection

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