Here's pics of the support rod. This is not essential to use the mower, but it keeps the hitch from rubbing on the belt, and is in the pic of parts that Rudi posted here. Thanks Rudi. My Dad made this one from a pic in the past, it does work on my tractor. The end with the pin in it goes in the hole for the colter, on the hitch bar. It goes in from the left side, then the loop end goes over the round bar above the hole for the colter. First, move the stop collar on the fast hitch lift rod forward on the rod about 6 inches from where the rod is attached to the hitch. Then you have to lift the back of the hitch, and put the loop over the bar, then let it down. Then the hitch arm does not rub on the belt when you let down the mower. When you want to use the hitch, you have to lift it again and take the loop end off the bar. If you make it like the pic, the loop end won't fall on the ground when it's not in use, down on the hitch bar. I don't know how IH figured this out, guess they had smart men.
If that's an early mower, the rear bracket might be different, like Tim said. I think it would hit on the fast hitch bracket, near the bottom. Maybe you could cut the mower bracket like the newer mower bracket is made, to fit on there.
Looks like my pic with the ruler went off the edge. It's 11 inches long. Glen.
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