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Posted July 16, 2015 - 07:34 PM

   I picked up this sickle mower from another member here last fall, thanks to trowel.  Just now getting around to playing with it and need some help and parts.  one of the teeth is broken of the end so I need to replace that, in the pics you can see a clean spot on the lift assy where I assume there was a spring lift assist ?? or maybe something to hold the bar in the upright position ?? not really sure.  last but not least I need the wood board that goes on the end of the bar, not sure what it is called.  even a good template so I can make on for my own.  any help or advise would be great.

                                            Pete

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 07:52 PM

You have a manual lift model, so there is no spring assist.  You are missing the two-position lift handle.  

 

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There is a travel chain that came with these, but it is almost ALWAYS missing.  First pic it is draped out of the way, second pic, it's in use.

 

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Here's the swathboard layout/build plan

 

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Here's the swatch assembly in place

 

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Here is the build plan for the swath mount and divider rod

 

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 08:10 PM

   Thank's mrgreen the help is appreciated, so I need the handle, I can make the swathboard and bracket.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Pete, I can get pics and dimensions of my lift handle assembly for you. I've been meaning to get the sickle bar out of the corner of the shed to try it out.
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 08:39 PM

Boy , I would like to have one of those sickle bar mowers. Would make a nice job of my long driveway. Noel
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:58 AM

Sickles are great for mowing ditch banks.



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Posted July 17, 2015 - 07:42 PM

   So I went ahead and made up some parts today, I think I have them a little wrong.  everything looks great but I have the angle for the swath board bracket wrong, I put it on the first time and the divider rod hit the fender so I took about half the bend in the bracket and it looks better.  can anyone give me an idea of what that angle should be ?

   I took a clue form another member here and made extra's :D so if things work out I may have on or two for sale :thumbs:  you all can thank boyscout for that. 

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 07:52 PM

First...awesome craftsmanship! Second, the pics look like the oem angles Ive seen. I dont run mine because I just mow ditchbank, but I will look and try to measure the angle. Its pretty severe.
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:28 PM

    the angle you see there is after I took half the bend out, I used the 51 degree angle on the end of the swath board for a reference on bracket bend angle but the divider rod hit the fender when I raised the mower bar.  thanks for the compliment mrgreen, some of those parts have your name on them. :thumbs:

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 06:19 AM

 "  I took a clue form another member here and made extra's  :D so if things work out I may have on or two for sale  :thumbs:"

I'll take one whole sickle bar setup please!   :smilewink:  :smilewink:

Parts look good Pete.



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 06:09 PM

My bracket has a 30* angle. It also sold...and is headed to Cleveland tomorrow, so I can gather more info for about 15ore hours. =)

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 06:17 PM

Pics and dimensions would be awesome!! I just guessed on the ones I made. If you dont mind my asking what did an original bracket sell for? I now know why most people just use a brush hog, sickle mowing is not as fun as I expected it to be!!! I also need a lift handle pronto!! Got a blister messing around today without that lift handle.
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Posted July 19, 2015 - 05:42 AM

The sickle works great for ditchbanks and mowing umder fences or trees. For everything else I use other mowers. I also never run the swath for that type of thing because itadds a lot of drag. I have simply never had any proper fieldwork for a sickle.

I did not realize the diagram above was only for the divider rod! Im sorry! Ill look for the swath mount or grab actual dimensions

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:20 AM

Here it is...this says 35* angle

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