Cub Cadet 73 100 3941
IH Cub Cadet 73
Model history
Model introduced 1969
Model discontinued 1971
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 7,678
Preceded by International Cub Cadet 72
Superseded by International Cub Cadet 86
Engine Specification
Engine make Kohler
Engine model K161
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) 64 in
Width (inches/meters) 33 in
Height (inches/meters) 40 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 560 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 13.5 ft
Wheelbase 43 in
Other info
Factories Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Plow rating
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The International Cub Cadet 73 was built by International Harvester from 1969 to 1971 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 7-hp International Cub Cadet 73 replaced the 72. The 73, along with the rest of the line introduced in late-1969, had a new look, with a forward-slanting grille, round headlights set in square holes in a divided headlight panel above the grille, and the "Cub Cadet name in script on a black stripes on the hood sides. The engine and transmission were unchanged. Originally the model 73 was not supposed to be produced but International Harvester has enough leftover parts from the previous model 72 that they decided to keep the "economy" line of cub cadets going. The model 73 differs from the model 72 only in the decal styling on the hood and upper grille along with the white painted dash on the model 73.

Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

  • Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

Variations and Options Edit

  • 2-speed underdrive creeper gear box giving 6 forward speeds
  • Optional Tires
    • Front: 16x6.50-8
    • Rear: 23x8.50-12 or 6-12 dual

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial run[1][2][3] Number Built Notes (Total built 7,678[4])
1969 307000-322857
1970 322858-373300
1971 373301-400000

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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

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