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Posted January 26, 2014 - 05:12 PM

Looks like a good deal, has two, rare, good luck trying to find another here.

 

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 07:33 PM

Is that a fair price?



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 07:42 PM

Well, Depends on condition of the sickle and how much you are willing to pay.

I am thinking about this.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Sickle bars are very neat, and they are Collectable, but this is high and he knows it as evidenced by the 'best offer'.
Trowel, I hope you are able to negotiate and get one.

Just noticed, that one is missing some parts from the end.

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I am thinking about it, know nothing about it, not sure if i would use it.

I may phone him and offer him something, what do you think i should offer $ 150 or $ 200.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 07:59 PM

I am thinking about it, know nothing about it, not sure if i would use it.
I may phone him and offer him something, what do you think i should offer $ 150 or $ 200.


Well, I'm cheap, but you say the Simplicity ones are rarer. Just ask if he has the missing pieces in the picture.

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Yeh, but as far as parts i know very little about the Simplicity ones, more use to Mccormick and Deering, Farmall and John Deere # 5 and # 6 mowers.

Research is needed.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 08:14 PM

I can not put a name to it but i know the pice that is missing, i always watch it when i am sickle mowing.

Thanks for the picture.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Missing the divider board and divider rod, i have always called it a indicator rod, telling me were the end is so i don't kiss a rock or stump.

Don't know if i would ever use it, There are some soft hollars and lows i use the weed wacker in and the ditch by the road.

Should contact the seller and see how he is with prices and the missing bar/board.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 08:56 PM

He's in the ballpark...it's a nice looking, original piece.  The 'Swathboard' is missing, but easily made...they were wood, and a pattern is available.  Most folks don't use it anyway.  This is the earlier of two types for the '60's machines.  It is a manual lift type, and is not quite as desireable as a 'cable-lift' type, which lifts the mower though the tractor's implement lift system.

 

I wouldn't call this attachment rare, but rather, very popular.  There are plenty of these out there in orange and yellow.  Expect to find them anywhere from $150-400, depending on model, condition and location. 


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:08 PM

Swathboard is a term i am more familiar with, in the manual found on the net it is called it a divider board which i have heard of before.

Was just reading your postings on MTF regarding these mowers.

 

I rarely if ever see them up here, usually the Haban for Bolens. Looking into this i see Simplicity when to Haban in the end anyways.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:47 PM

Yup, they built their own for a couple decades, beginning with the walk behind tractors, and into the '70's.  The Haban-built units for them are among the rarest.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:01 PM

I have a JD 39, It has a inside grass board and a outside grass board. I don't know the name of the rods, but I call them grass rods (inside&outside) Mine is 7' and I rebuild it a couple years back, we put up hay for the horses. It old as h-ll but works great. I want to get a 4' one for my Gravely for a back up, hard to find.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Looking deeper i was able to find a place for replacement knives call Sickle Service.

Seems the Knives are a little different then the ones for Jarie, what we used to replace the Knives on the David Bradley.

The Simplicity knives were 2'' x 2 3/4'' with 3 rivet holes, were you able to find another source for the knives for your sickles ?



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:10 PM

I have a JD 39, It has a inside grass board and a outside grass board. I don't know the name of the rods, but I call them grass rods (inside&outside) Mine is 7' and I rebuild it a couple years back, we put up hay for the horses. It old as h-ll but works great. I want to get a 4' one for my Gravely for a back up, hard to find.

Steve has a 5 foot sickle bar for his Gravly packed into the barn, he used it in his field when the grass got too tall.

I have horses also, hay is higher then hell in price, every little bit helps.






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