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#1 abushey123 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Hey guys i thought you might want to see this i found a sickle bar for $300 and fitted it to my ford 100. It is looking Great!! it is a 48" and should do a fine job cutting some tall grass. I have put about 5 hours and it is on and ready to go.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:43 PM

We want pictures, because sickle mowers are cool.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Sounds like a nice addition to your Ford.

I also second the request for visual stimulation...
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Posted July 15, 2012 - 04:41 AM

I could use one of those to cut weeds in the ditch in front of our property. Nice attachment and look forward to seeing it!

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 06:50 AM

No pics yet? I want to see this set up! :wewantpics:

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:42 AM

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:47 AM

That looks good on there! I see you are set up for night work. LOL Thanks for posting the pic!
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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:18 AM

ya the lights look cinda funny but they are really bright. i think they were rated for 200watts and run at 20amps each! Do you think the sickle bar mount in the front is two close to the ground?

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:40 AM

It does look pretty close. May have to watch for clearance issues. Not sure if anything could be done to improve things there.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 11:29 AM

Even with the "proper" mower mounted, that front part hangs down fairly low.

If you have room to raise it maybe 2" it would be a good idea to do so. If not, it will still work as long as you keep that low clearance in mind when you are using it.

Here's what a 405A looks like mounted on a G10 and a 1256 Bolens.

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Edited by OldBuzzard, July 15, 2012 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted July 15, 2012 - 06:48 PM

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Holy highbeams Batman :bigrofl: I'm sorry it just jumped into my head :smilewink:

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:14 PM

Oh hey cool, thanks for the pics. Sickle mowers, are way up there on the list for me, for
things to look at.
That sure is some pretty serious lighting you've got going there. Are you not running into
drained battery problems, if you go out for an all night sickle mow?

About the front mount, yeah, it does look a bit low, but if it works for you, and you're not
bottoming out, then I guess it isn't.

Enjoy the mower.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:18 PM

ya the lights look cinda funny but they are really bright. i think they were rated for 200watts and run at 20amps each! Do you think the sickle bar mount in the front is two close to the ground?


Nice looking mowing machine.
Does your charging system put out that kind of current?

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 06:56 AM

ya my tractor can support that. I am quite pleased with the performance of the generator and how much power it can put out even at low rpms. The only real problem i have noted is that when i lift the cutting bar up the whole tractor leans to one side. i think the tractor is bending because of the weight. Do any of you think i could put some sort of counter weight system to fix that problem?

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:06 AM

... The only real problem i have noted is that when i lift the cutting bar up the whole tractor leans to one side. i think the tractor is bending because of the weight. Do any of you think i could put some sort of counter weight system to fix that problem?


You will most definately want to put a wheel weight on the left rear.

I did that with the G10. With the 1256, a PO widened stance of the tractor so it doesn't need it. The rears are also fluid filled which helps lower the center of gravity.

Without that weight, mowing on a slope could end up being 'quite exciting'.

Edited by OldBuzzard, July 16, 2012 - 07:08 AM.

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