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Titan 10-20
Titan 10-20 1921
Titan 10-20 1921 on display at Heidrick Ag History Center, Woodland, California
Model history
Model introduced 1915
Model discontinued 1922
Model status Discontinued Discontinued
No. produced 78,363
Superseded by McCormick-Deering 10-20
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Fuel type kerosene
Power hp 26 belt, 16 drawbar
Governed rpm 575
Displacement cu in /(litre) 531 ci
No. of Cylinders 2
Bore in (mm) 6.5 in
Stroke in (mm) 8 in
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Clutch International
Gearbox make International
Forward 2
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front steel 36"x6"
Rear steel 54"x10"
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 147
Width (inches/meters) 60
Height (inches/meters) 67
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 5525 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 28 ft
Wheelbase 91
Cab Details
Cab Make International
Type of Cab wood
Other info
Factories Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Plow rating 3
Nebraska Tests No. 23
Approximate Cost new in (year) $900 (1921)
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The Titan 10-20 was built by International Harvester from 1915 to 1921 in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA factory.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester Co article

Introduced in late-1915, the Titan 10-20 was one of International harvester's first small tractors, suitable for the average American farm. When Henry Ford brought out the mass-production Fordson tractor and undercut the prices of every other make, the Titan 10-20 became one of International's main weapons in the "tractor wars". By making major price reductions and throwing in free plows, International was able to remain reasonably competitive with the Fordson until the company had time to develop more modern tractors.

Timeline Edit

  • 1915: Titan 10-20 introduced, 7 built before end of year.
  • 1916: Price $950
  • 1917: Price up to $1025
  • 1918: Fordson began US sales, Titan price $1125
  • 1919: Titan price $1000
  • 1921: Titan price cut to $900
  • 1922: Titan price cut to $700
  • 1923: Titan 10-20 replaced by McCormick-Deering 10-20

Factory locations Edit

  • Milwaukee Works, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for details

Variations and Options Edit

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[1]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built 78,363).
1915 TV100-116 7
1916 TV116-2356 2246
1917 TV2357-11397 9044
1918 TV11398-29072 17675
1919 TV29073-46306 17234
1920 TV46307-50235,TY50236-67810 21503
1921 TY67811-75539 7729
1922 TY75540-78464 2925

Preservation Edit

A restored Titan 10-20 1921 is displayed at Heidrick Ag History Center, Woodland, California (photo in info box)

List of Preserved IHC Titan 10-20 tractors
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
IHC Titan 10-20 - TV121 1916 IHC Titan engine 20 hp John Clifford, ? IHC Titan 10-20 sn TV121 at Malvern 09 - IMG 5707 Tractor World Show - Malvern 2009 Believed oldest surviving - worked in Dorset from new
IHC Titan 10-20 - TV12632 1918 IHC Titan engine 20 hp John Bownes collection, Cheshire Image needed LHB


Article in Old Tractor Magazine From ex IHC dealers John Hughes collection
IHC Titan 10-20 nr TV 13051 1918 IHC Titan Engine owner ? IHC Titan 10-20 sn TV13051 at Much Marcle 2014 - IMG 1604 Seen at much Marcle Steam Rally 2014 misc notes
IHC Titan 10-20 - TV17415 1918 IHC Titan engine 20 hp R. Henderson, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham IHC Titan 10-20 sn TV17415 at NewbyHall 2010 - IMG 9030 Newby Hall Vintage Gathering 2010 New Tank and radiator
IHC Titan 10-20 - TV27849 1918 IHC Titan Engine P. Ware, ? International Titan 10-20 sn TV27849 at Welland 2012 - IMG 0901 Welland Steam and Country Rally 2012 Imported from Canada in 2011
IHC Titan 10-20 - TV29349 1920 IHC Titan engine 20 hp Owner ? IH Titan 10-20 sn TV 29349 at GDSF 2008 - IMG 0708 GDSF 2008 retained in original condition
IHC Titan 10-20 - unknown year ? IHC Titan engine 20 hp owner ? International Titan 10-20 (restored) at GDSF 08 - IMG 0736 no. (83) in working area at GDSF 2008 Restored example (identity ?)
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Seen at misc notes
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Gallery Edit

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See also Edit

Collection related info
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  • Museums - includes museums featuring tractors (please add missing ones)

References / Sources Edit

  1. Wendel, C. H. 1981. 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing Co., Sarasota, Florida. (Titan serial numbers p.411)

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