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#1 boli51 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2015 - 05:17 PM

Hi all.

I have what I believe is a simplicity L1 mod. 67679 made somewhere between 51 and 52 at least that's what the tag says. I have a 30" sickle that I used to cut high grass and weeds around my garden. After some work and attempts to sharpen the sections it cuts good but it could be better. I read on one of the posts that sharpening the sections doesn't gain much in the cutting quality and I'm pretty much in agreement with that. My question is first does anyone know where to get new sections and ledger plates and if one is lucky enough to get them what is the R&R for sections and ledgers. If anyone out there can point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated. The sections are 2" w. at the top and 2 7/8ths" long, rivets are 1 3/8 center to center.

 

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Posted January 13, 2015 - 06:13 PM

well I would have liked to see a picture of the mower, before I answered, but I can try. Sections you used to be able to get from Jari. The ledger plate go on the snake heads and this mower probably don't use them, it used a milled edge on the snakehead its self. I'd have to see them first to know for use. I doubt if your going to be able to find them any place. Another thing that causes a bad cut is the sickle bar its self is floating around to much. There should be some kind of register plates under it. You loosen the snake head bolts up and slide these plate forwards a little and take the slop out. It take a little practice to get it right and not want to bind up.  See clear as mud!


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 06:35 PM

I scavanged some old blades from a scrap pile behind a repair shop. I strip the teeth and use them as I need them. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 08:57 PM

yea, I knew you would mention the pics. and I would have put them in except the sickle is in the back of the garage cuz I have the snow blade on right now. I'll get some pics and post again.

 

Thanks for the info.


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 09:22 PM

its ok man, we like snow blade pictures too!!!


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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:49 PM

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O.K. lets see if I remember how to get the pics here. I have two sickles one a little wider than the other but they the mechanics and parts seem to be the same. I remember reading somewhere that the shims/spacers under the cutter bar had to be in good shape and not worn. This could be contributing to poor cutting. I am going to dismantle the whole thing and see what they look like. I would however still like to know how to replace the ledger plates and if I were able to find new ones.



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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:52 PM

Did pics come through???????



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Posted January 17, 2015 - 05:23 PM

Nope!






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