Now a few questions: You can see the woggled out drive hole. I am planing to make a steel bushing that will accept a sleve bearing and welding that over the woggled out hole. ( I know that is not a question). There is a lot of up and down play between the cutter bar and the fingers. To remove the play do you bend the tabs down? ( see last photo) Finally does anyone have a photo or illustration of the linkage to hook the mower to the tractor? I have the lever and the rod on the tractor thats all. I am going to have to invent the idler and linkage.
There are still a few things to do in the spring, it is just getting too cold to want to hold metal things in your hands. I am going to replace all of the nuts and bolts. They are at the point that if they ever get rusty again they will never come out. Linkage and belt next. Then a final coat of paint.
Thanks to Lauber for helping to make this project possible! I look forward to mowing in the Spring. Happy holidays to all!
Edited by DougT, December 23, 2011 - 02:23 PM.