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I had a 230 which I sold to get some cash while I was in college...I wish I still had it.

But anyway that 230 had a fast hitch and the front rockshaft used for lifting a cultivator or other front mount implements.  I've seen others that did not have the rockshaft but had forward mounted hydraulic couplers.  My Dad has a 230 which has fast hitch but no other hydraulics.  So I'm assuming that these were options?  I don't think I've ever seen a Super C or 200 that did not have the rockshaft so this must have been a change when the 230 was introduced?  I have a couple of 2 row cultivators and 2 row planters for the Super C, 200, 230 that are lifted by the rockshaft.  Since I've seen a 230 with the forward mounted hydraulic couplers I assume they must have made a version of this cultivator which was set up with cylinders for the lift?  If so I'd think this would be fairly rare as I've seen a pile of these cultivators but never one with cylinder lift.

Thanks for any insight anyone can give me.  Just something I was thinking about today as I saw a 230 listed for sale online.

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The Farmall 230 on the Darst sale did not have the front rock shaft.  It looked different that way.  Per IH literature the front rock shaft is not listed in basic equipment or extra equipment.  The 230 on the front cover of the 230 literature that I have shows a tractor without the front rock shaft and page 5 shows a close up of the tractor from grill to battery.  That does not show the front rock shaft either.  Very interesting to say the least.

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I think it was optional either way starting  on the 230 to have a rockshaft or remotes.  They use the same exact cultivators I believe but it had a little linkage underneath the fuel tank that had a hydraulic cylinder hooked to it. It would raise them similar to the rockshaft.

IMG_20200618_185033948.thumb.jpg.4625dfab2294108e50d697df32c20d57.jpgI am not sure what this 230 I just got is missing for the cultivator lift . 

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My 200

 

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My first 230

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My 240 parts I want to use on the one 230 

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52 minutes ago, WESnIL said:

The Farmall 230 on the Darst sale did not have the front rock shaft.  It looked different that way.  Per IH literature the front rock shaft is not listed in basic equipment or extra equipment.  The 230 on the front cover of the 230 literature that I have shows a tractor without the front rock shaft and page 5 shows a close up of the tractor from grill to battery.  That does not show the front rock shaft either.  Very interesting to say the least.

There were 2 230’s on the Darst sale. I think the 1 with a single front wheel had the rock shaft and the other you are describing did not. Looking at the final prices of these tractors today is what got me interested.

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Trouble uploading pictures tonight ..... 

It doesn't list the rockshaft under the 230 heading that I saw . Thought the Hydra creeper was interesting

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At the Roundup last year. I have dreams of getting mine looking like these 

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