Sickle Bar Questions
Posted July 19, 2012 - 04:14 PM
Am I asking too much from a 4' sickle bar and a little tractor?
How do you use yours?
How do I find one? I am not opposed to buying one with another tractor attached.
- Robertjax said thank you
Posted July 19, 2012 - 04:38 PM
I think it (4 footer) would be too small for a 4 acre field. It would work fine to mow under the fence.
I think a GT with mower would work berret to mow trails.
Posted July 19, 2012 - 06:27 PM
Posted July 19, 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted July 20, 2012 - 06:12 AM
I still use the 3 foot on the front of my walking tractor for deep grass, and it does an excellent job.
We used to do about 80 acres of hay with a six foot, then rake it, bale it, stook it, pick up the bales, and put them in the loft.
Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:03 AM
Posted July 20, 2012 - 09:38 PM
Seriously, that should work fine for you. Wish I had one and will some day if I can find one down this way.
Posted July 21, 2012 - 02:59 AM
... How do I find one? ...
You can also use SearchTempest to search craigslist. It will allow you to search in an area around you.
Edited by OldBuzzard, July 21, 2012 - 03:01 AM.
- tinner said thank you
Posted July 21, 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted July 21, 2012 - 11:48 AM
I do have a 4' sickle mower for the Wheel Horse but haven't used it so I can't comment on that. Will say that a sickle mower uses a lot less horsepower than a Bush Hog or other type of rotary mower. Another thing you need to consider is the number of obstacles on your property including rocks, stumps, and the lay of the land.
Sorry for the long reply but there is a lot to consider and I'd hate to see you get into something you would regret later.
Good luck and have fun,
Posted July 21, 2012 - 12:12 PM
Posted July 21, 2012 - 01:14 PM
Posted July 21, 2012 - 07:47 PM
the driveway edges. Great for that. I've also tackled a small field. Time consuming, but I enjoyed the seat time.
Posted July 21, 2012 - 09:59 PM
I'm mowing 7 acres of field(grassed over cornfield) with a 48" roatary on my 318. The ground is so rough I can only stay in the seat at about 1/2 speed. So it is good advice to ride over the ground and see if you can take the beating the mower can.