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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:44 AM

This is from the manual. 54 is the plate, and 72 is the rivet.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 05:48 AM

Thanks so much !  It's all starting to make sence now , never could figure how they could get the part #65 so sharp to cut grass !  Would the leager plates wear better the the  teeth ? 



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 05:52 AM

They are made from hardened metal.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:36 PM

Well I got the replacement guards off the extra bar, and the bar has JD green paint on it. Got them cleaned up and I believe they will work. When I took the DB apart the first time, 2 of the wear plates pointed up and 2 pointed down. The parts bar I bought they are all pointed down, so I will install them that way.



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Posted May 08, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Pat I'm glad I learned about those leager plates. I used the DB 600 w/sickle bar the other day and wasn't happy with the amount that wasn't cut , just pushed over , last night I looked closer and someone replaced or rerivited those plates but the rivit head was sticking up on quite a few so it was a good time to take it apart grind them flush like the other ones and sharpen the teeth . It was dark when I got done so didn;'t get a chance to try it out . The only other issue is this sicle bar seems to shake more then the one on my older DB Any ideas on what to look for ? Thanks Al



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 08:26 AM

Some how I missed this one, but it should have a counter weight on the back side of the cutter, it may have slipped, or need reajusting.



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 06:57 AM

It does have a weight but I'll see if it's loose . Just looked at the instructions but didn't see anything on adjusting the weight .



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 07:41 AM

It has a bolt on it, so it may adjustable.
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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:49 AM

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Though I didn't test it , I think I might have figured out why one sickle bar vibrated more then the other , when I took the knife section off the 600 I tightened the plates the go behind the bar to tight  (pt#57 )   you almost needed a hammer to move it :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  

 



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 10:47 AM

I had read that only the section, or the ledger plate should be serrated. I installed serrated sections, my ledgers were also serrated.

 

The ledgers were dull, so I just took a 4 1/2" angle grinder to them, and sharpened them. In the process, I removed the ledger serrations.

 

My sickle can now mow the lawn!!  :dancingbanana: I don't use it for that, but, it can. That sucker is a cuttin' machine. 

 

Less than an hour with a grinder and  :pushmower:

 

I did it mostly because there are no ledger plates in Roanoke, and I was bored one day!!

 

Also, I did not have to do any rivet work. :bounce:


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