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Sickle Adjustment, Walk Behind

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#1 Oakdale OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Need a little advice:

I have a DB sickle mower. The pivot arm that comes off the wobble bearing and drives the actual sickle sections hits the side of the steel housing when it reaches full swing to one side. This is down near the bottom of the mower. The arm that carries the counter weight is what is hitting the side of the metal housing. I would like to reset it to move more in the middle of the space. Before I get out the BFH and go for it, can anyone tell me if there is (or isn't) any adjustment possible on this? Has this been banging into the housing since new? There is obvious evidence of the hammering, so it may have 'always' been this way. I'd sure like to correct it without cutting out clearance from the steel. There's gotta be a better way....

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 08:32 PM

No help from me , need pics  but I'm sure someone can help



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 02:43 AM

If you can post some pictures of this, it would help. I have been rebuilding one of these.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 06:06 AM

Check the lower bearings that support the shaft. Wear may allow it to swing too far.

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