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#16 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Embarrassing delay? You should talk to the 4041 in my shed.
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Posted July 22, 2015 - 02:10 PM

Embarrassing delay? You should talk to the 4041 in my shed.

 

I can come get that, and get it all squared away too!?   :angel:


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:18 AM

Well, I was able to snag a belt that works (46") and got everything assembled and well lubed.  The sickle turns easily by hand and I'm pretty confident that I have worked enough grease through the planetary now, that I should be able to give her a test run without concern.  My 917H is setup for the sickle still, but is my daily driver for mowing/vac'ing.  I'll be moving the lawn setup to my 7790 and mount up the sickle on the 917.

 

 

Now, when to fit that in....


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 01:02 PM

Glad to see that you and Pete are messing around with the sickle bars. I just drug mine out of the corner of the shed to get it ready. Mine came with the '62 Squire that I bought last year and it's a model 990210. I am going to try it out on the '64 landlord, but I have to pick up a new belt for it. The belt is Simplicity part number 2101007, 1/2"x63". Everything is greased up and turns smoothly, so it should be fine. I put a light coat of chain bar oil on the cutter after removing it and cleaning it up good. The blades are in great shape, and I don't think this sickle was used much at all. I'm running out of time for today, but hopefully I can give it a try tomorrow.

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 01:51 PM

I'm running out of time for today, but hopefully I can give it a try tomorrow.

 

 

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Well, I had 45 minutes to spare, so I removed the 32" deck from the Landlord and slid the sickle bar in place. It's awkward hooking it up, but it didn't take long. I installed the old drive belt, crossed my fingers, and engaged the sickle. The belt held up, so I grabbed a length of chain to hold the sickle bar up, then headed out to the tall weeds at the far end of the driveway. The weeds were about 3 feet tall and crowding the driveway. I lowered the sickle, engaged it, and took down the weeds. It functioned fine and that old belt held up. This sure beats the heck out of weed whacking. Just don't wear shorts when you run one of these sickle bars around cow itch. Yup I just learned that, HA! Here's a couple of quick pics I took afterwards.

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Excellent!

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Posted July 27, 2015 - 08:27 AM

Well, it's done...and it works!  I ran it for about 10 minutes, and it seems nice and tight with no funny noises.  I had to get the belt adjustment just right, which is a real pain when the mower is on the machine, but she's finished now.
 
Big thanks to Kenny!  I'm quite pleased to have brought this back into service.
 
 

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Posted July 27, 2015 - 02:10 PM

Great save on an implement that would have ended up on the scrap heap!
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Posted August 01, 2015 - 11:34 AM

nice wish i could find stuff like that for mine here!

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