International Cub Cadet 72 1968
International Cub Cadet 72, from 1968 brochure
Model history
Model introduced 1967
Model discontinued 1969
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 9,881
Preceded by International Cub Cadet 71
Superseded by International Cub Cadet 73
Engine Specification
Engine make Kohler
Engine model K161S
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 7
Power kW 5.2
Governed rpm 3600
Displacement cu in /(litre) 16 ci
No. of Cylinders 1
Bore in (mm) 2.875 in
Stroke in (mm) 2.5 in
Cooling system air
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Gearbox make International
Forward 3
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 4.80/4.00-8 2-ply
Rear 6-12 2-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 63 in
Width (inches/meters) 33 in
Height (inches/meters) 40 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 570 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 13.6 ft
Wheelbase 43 in
Other info
Factories Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Plow rating
Approximate Cost new in (year) $777
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The International Cub Cadet 72 was built by International Harvester from 1967 to 1969 in the Louisville, Kentucky, USA factory. It features a 7 hp (5.2 kW) Kohler engine.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

The International Cub Cadet series was slightly restyled in 1967, with a new reverse-slanting grille and forward-slanting headlight panel that gave the front end a Z-shape when viewed from the side. The tractors were barely changed mechanically, though it would seem. The International Cub Cadet 72 was a new and improved upgrade to the International Cub Cadet 71.

International Harvester's 1968 Cub Cadet line up debut the "Quick Attach" system for all tractor models. This new feature made attaching and removing implements a whole lot easier than the previous garden tractor model years. Another helpful improvement for the IH Cub Cadet owner, was the new easy- to- remove grill insert. This would allow the operator fast access to the engine power take off unit, and other engine related components. The dash tower, and ignition key switch would be redesigned. The IH Cub Cadet 72 implement lift lever was also redesigned with a stronger frame, and push button float and lock.


Factory locations Edit

  • Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • 1-cylinder air-cooled engine
  • 3-speed transmission
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 4.80/4.00-8 2-ply
    • Rear: 6-12 2-ply

Variations and Options Edit

  • 2-speed underdrive creeper gear box giving 6 forward speeds
  • Fenders
  • Utility box
  • 3-point hitch
  • Electric starting
  • Lights*
  • Hydraulic lift
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 16x6.50-8 2-ply
    • Rear: 23x8.50-12 or 6-12 dual 2-ply

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial run[1][2][3] Number Built Notes (Total built 9,881[4]
1967 218010-225055 3867[5]
1968 225056-280039
1969 280840-306085

Preservation Edit

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See also Edit

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References / Sources Edit

  1. Baumheckel, Ralph and Borghoff, Kent. 1997. International Harvester Farm Equipment Product History, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, pp.395-396
  2. Updike, Kenneth. 2002. Farmall Cub & Cub Cadet, MBI Publishing, St. Paul, Minnesota, p.115
  5. Klancher, Lee 1996. International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, p.193

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