I just picked up a '76 Cub and these items came with it along with a 54A blade and lots of other goodies. Attached to an original "New" International Cub sales brochure I received with the deal is a business card from the selling dealer with handwritten prices of "Cub $3495", "plow $50" and "blade $300." "$3998.80 including tax" is under the above prices. MI sales tax was 4% at the time so the math works out. The tractor does not have a fast hitch but of course has hydraulics.
I couldn't figure out what was going on with the rockshaft unit as I had not seen one like this before. I'm assuming it came with the tractor because of the plow but there is no depth control unit(or mention of one in the quoted prices). It appears to be parts from a master control lever modified for a touch control rockshaft. The only weld I see is just below the 3 holes where it appears the tab was taken off a rockshaft/lever assy(514298R92) and reattached. Dealer modification?
I thought it a pretty interesting rig. I'm wondering if IH was running out of rockshaft units at this point in time? The dealer unloaded a direct attach plow they had laying around without a depth control? Maybe that's why the plow/jointer appear to have been used very little, if ever. Can a direct attach plow be used w/o a depth control? I've only run the L-194 fasthitch plow. The owner couldn't get it to run right so he put it back in the barn? Depth control units were hard to come by from a dealer in '76? Who knows.
Looking at the rockshaft rig, I'm not sure it'll even go on this tractor because of the deluxe seat without some more mods.
Just thought I'd share. Wild speculation or general comments are certainly welcome!
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