Possibly the Most Successful Tractor of the Era
Several models were made before the Mogul 8-16, the Mogul 10-20 and the Titan 10-20 were introduced.
The former models tended to be large tractors suitable for ploughing the Prairies. The latter 3 were much smaller models and were more suitable for smaller farms.
The Mogul 8-16 had a single cylinder hopper cooled
engine and was introduced in 1914. The twin cylinder Titan 10-20 with 2 forward gears and 1 reverse was introduced in 1915 and the single cylinder Mogul 10-20 was introduced in 1916.
The Titan was far and away the
most successful. Between 1915 and 1922 over 78000 Titan 10-20’s were produced. These numbers made it one of the most successful farm tractors of that time. Its popularity was due to it being reliable, simple and being more suited to the smaller farmer
than its bigger forebears.
Titan 10-20’s were first introduced in 1915 but in that year only 7 units were built. Full production didn’t get going until 1916. Before its introduction 2 larger Titan models
were available in America but the 10-20 or ‘LITTLE TITAN’ soon became really popular and the most famous of the tractors to have the name Titan. It met the need for a smaller, lighter more manoeuvrable tractor and very quickly became the best-selling
tractor in the 10-20 range.