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IHC Type B
IHC Type B 2-Speed 20-HP
IHC Type B 20-HP 2-Speed
Model history
Model introduced 1910
Model discontinued 1913
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 684 (all Type B)
Superseded by Mogul 15-30
Engine Specification
Engine make Famous
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 20
Governed rpm 300
Displacement cu in /(litre) 902 ci
No. of Cylinders 1
Bore in (mm) 8.75 in
Stroke in (mm) 15 in
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Gearbox make International
Forward 2
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Rear 70"x20"
Tractor Dimensions
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 14200 lb
Other info
Factories Upper Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Plow rating 5
Approximate Cost new in (year) $1700 (1909)
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The IHC Type B was built by International Harvester from 1908 to 1913 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, USA.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester Co article

The IHC Type B was very similar to the IHC Type A, differing only in the type of rear axle and size of drive wheels. Like the Type A, it was powered by single-cylinder engines from the Famous line. Only 20-hp Type B tractors were built. The engine displacement was 954 ci in 1908. From 1909-13 the Type B was built with a smaller bore version of the Famous engine, reducing displacement to 902ci. The Type B 20-HP was built in a 2-speed version from 1910-13, although the 1-speed model continued through 1912. Regular production of the Type B ended in 1913, but 5 additional copies were assembled in 1917. A total of 684 Type B tractors were built[1] .

Timeline Edit

  • 1908 initial models built (3 only)
  • 1909 20 hp single speed
  • 1910 2-speed introduced 20 hp
  • 1913 regular production ends
  • 1917 5 built to order

Factory locations Edit

  • Ohio Manufacturing Plant, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, USA (1910-1913)
  • Akron Works, Akron, Ohio, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

Type B 20-HP (1908) 3 built[2]
  • Weight: 11520 lb
  • Displacement: 954 ci
  • RPM: 240
  • Wheels: 64" diameter
  • Plow Rating: 3
Type B 20-HP (1909-12) 257 built in 1909-1910
  • Weight: 13500 lb
  • Displacement: 902 ci
  • RPM: 240
  • Wheels: 64" diameter
  • Plow Rating: 4
  • Price: $2200 (1909)
Type B 2-Speed 20-HP (1910-13)
  • Weight: 14200 lb
  • Displacement: 902 ci
  • RPM: 300
  • Wheels: 64" diameter
  • Plow Rating: 4-5

Variations and Options Edit

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Preservation Edit

An IHC Type B Two-Speed Gear Drive from 1912 is owned by John Tysse, Crosby, North Dakota.[3]

List of Preserved IHC Type B trucks
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Gallery Edit

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See also Edit

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References / Sources Edit

  1. Klancher, Lee 1996. International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin. (Type B production totals p.25)
  2. Wendel, C. H. 1981. 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing Co., Sarasota, Florida, p.263)
  3. Leffingwell, Randy 1999. International Harvester Tractors, MBI Publishing Co., Osceola, Wisconsin. pp.25,190

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