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#1 tinbender7 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2015 - 01:44 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

are these worth that?

nobody has bid on them, so I guess not. I would like to have a sickle bar mower, but it would like all the other tractor stuff I have I have no use for it just store it and take it to the shows.


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 05:16 AM

I have seen sickle bar sell for $200 that were not complete and a "bucket of rust".


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 07:41 AM

Sickles are sought after, but not impossible to find.
I got mine with a GT19.9 in running condition for $350

Keep looking, put an ad in the paper, word of mouth, etc
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Posted January 30, 2015 - 07:56 AM

Yea, they are sought after. I have a buddy who has one on his Sears, he says he would rather cut with a mowing deck, he has never been happy with his. I wanted one for cutting the field, but after his complaints, I just stick with the deck.

Prices maybe kind of high, the sickles usually fetch 250-400, those tractors are not worth the balance though. 1 is a 1977 16/6 single Tecumseh, the other looks to be a twin Onan, guy statesit's a 77 also.

 

 

There was a 1968 SS12 posted on my local CL, I text'd him for pics. He was asking $1000, tractor, deck, and rear blade. It was in pretty good shape, but still maybe only a $500 package.

 

I am a cheapskate though! :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 08:13 AM

Yea, they are sought after. I have a buddy who has one on his Sears, he says he would rather cut with a mowing deck, he has never been happy with his. I wanted one for cutting the field, but after his complaints, I just stick with the deck.

Prices maybe kind of high, the sickles usually fetch 250-400, those tractors are not worth the balance though. 1 is a 1977 16/6 single Tecumseh, the other looks to be a twin Onan, guy statesit's a 77 also.

 

 

There was a 1968 SS12 posted on my local CL, I text'd him for pics. He was asking $1000, tractor, deck, and rear blade. It was in pretty good shape, but still maybe only a $500 package.

 

I am a cheapskate though! :dancingbanana:

I'm a Swamp Yankee which is about as "tight with a dollar" as they come. It is just that dollars take alot of effort to accumulate and what I don't spend, I don't have to replace. Being frugal to a point makes good sense. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 08:21 AM

I've heard they are heavy to lift and clog easy.  Parts scarce and they tie up the tractor... otherwise gotta heave it off and store it in the shed.  Probably more of a curiosity than a workhorse in the smaller GT sizes just my .02


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 08:25 AM

I've heard they are heavy to lift and clog easy.  Parts scarce and they tie up the tractor... otherwise gotta heave it off and store it in the shed.  Probably more of a curiosity than a workhorse in the smaller GT sizes just my .02

 

I have another buddy who has one on a 78 Sears GT18, he uses it for the steep banks on his pond to keep them cut, says it works great for that.. Maybe cause the grass falls off the blade.  My other buddy who doesn't like his says they do clogged easily just cutting  a flat pasture.


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 09:51 AM

I bought a SS15 back in the summer. The PO had an original sickle bar on it. He wanted $650. I just wanted the GT so we took it off.I got the GT for $300. I took a beating around here for not buying it. I had no use for it other than just storing it. I think most folks just like having them because their hard to come by.
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Posted January 30, 2015 - 01:25 PM

I have used mine. They do clog, but once you learn what ground speed works best for the sickle, it's a lot easier.
I have used the big sickle on the MF165 in the past and it can happen with them also. Being to close to the ground is a biggie too.

I do agree that they are more of a curiosity and cool gadget than anything else, but there are times you can use them.
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Posted January 30, 2015 - 03:31 PM

I want one to cut my pampas grass down with each year. I really hate that stuff



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Posted January 30, 2015 - 03:33 PM

...pampas grass .

 

 

Is that stuff legal?? :poke:  :poke:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Is that stuff legal?? :poke:  :poke:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

Actually in some states no it isn't



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Posted January 30, 2015 - 06:06 PM

even though I wouldn't collect this yrs models, the price isn't really that far out. Your getting a tractor, a deck and the sickle unit, all pretty popular items.






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