Kraig are there any differences in the 73 and the 72? I ended up with a well optioned 125 and I would really like to breed it with a 72 but, would a 73 work just as well? Will the rear lift work from the 125 to a 73? I have heard/read some place that the 1x6 and 1x7 take a different bar? lever? something about the rear lift? But you know, you hear things..............
Ron, CUBgratulations on the 125! (any photos?) The 72 and 73, I believe are the same except for the 73 has a white painted dash. The rear lift from the 125 will bolt right up to the 73. The 1x6/7 series use the same rear lift, EXCEPT, that they require an extra bracket to mount the upper cast piece. Here is a photo of the bracket and the pages from the installation manual:
I think the PO of that 125 used to drive in reverse a lot... From the extra paint on areas it appears that it was painted with a brush. Save that blue edging on the fiberglass pan seat, it's no longer available but can be reused if you choose to have the seat reupholstered, or if you decide to sell the seat or complete tractor.
Kraig, if you had the chance to meet the guy I bought it from you would think he drove everything backwards. What's wrong with the paint?? I think they painted it with a mop a smoothed it over with a broom!!!
So that blue trim on the seat is IH? Good thing somebody with knowledge saw that. I thought it was as original as the grill screen I guess the wheels looked better turned this way. Kinda scared to see what they really look like. Somebody has put a lot of time into it, it has new wiring, not a new wiring harness, just new wires. The guy was really really proud of the new amp gauge. I hope someone gave it to him, it shakes harder that a paint shaker, there is no way it's accurate. But it starts and runs and drives, everything works as it should. Guess I need to start looking for a 72 or a 73.
Ron, your 125 looks quite good actually, even with the brushed on paint and backwards tires. At least everything appears to be there. All I see missing is the muffler, the correct mesh grill insert and the upper grill plate.