Requested Sickle Bar Mower Pictures
Posted December 23, 2012 - 06:16 PM
Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:49 PM
- Buggyman said thank you
Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:14 PM
- Buggyman said thank you
Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:46 PM
GTractor....I had forgotten about insuring the end of the bar is a bit forward. I knew that but did not recall it. I really appreciate your bringing it up.
Posted December 24, 2012 - 04:29 PM
It might be this mower.My guess was this mower was used from 1949 to 1961 or so.
Posted December 25, 2012 - 12:12 PM
It looks like I am going to have to take the entire mounting system off this mower and build a new one. I see that it was built model specific to a 1600 tractor. My 24 has an equipment mounting bracket that extends downward from the frame at the location that this mower is to mount. I don't even see a way to cut and remake this mount. I fear that I am going to have to trash it and start over. This is complicated by the fact that the mower has to be angled upward in front to match the angle of the pulleys from the motor which are not level. Darn the bad luck.
Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:18 PM
IT IS GONE! After measuring and looking at the mower for a while I decided that the work in cutting the mounts off and rebuilding the entire thing was just more trouble than I wanted to go to. I sold the mower to a neighbor who has a 1600 series. The mower is a direct bolt up on his tractor. He was proud to get it and I was proud to see it go. The rest of the story is that I found another one. This mower will fit my tractor! I have called and talked to the owner and will go see it within the next couple of weeks. (He has the flu now) He says the mower is in good shape but not been used in a few years, is sitting on a trailer, and he believes all there. I will update as soon as I get a look at it. Wish me luck!
Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:41 PM
I sold the mower that I have pictured above on this topic. As of today I bought another one. This one is in better shape and a different model. All of the guards are in place and in good condition. The sickle bar also looks good. I see no welds, bends, etc on the mower. In fact this one even has some orange paint on it yet. This mower appears to be a Haban but I don't see any number or inscriptions on it. This mower is a bit different than others I have seen in that this one has a 10 or 12 inch pulley laying down on top which drives the mower. The belt comes from the clutch pully down through the idlers and then to the large drive pulley. As soon as I find out what model it is I will try to find a manual for it. When I get it off of the truck tomorrow I will shoot a few pictures and post them.
- Alc said thank you