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1964 Simplicity Landlord Sickle bar attachment. Short video and pics.

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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 02:12 PM

I finally got a chance to spend some time with the sickle bar. I bought a '62 Montgomery Wards Garden Mark Squire that came with this sickle bar attachment last year. This sickle bar is the same one offered with the Landlord back in '64. This sickle bar had very little use on it, so I just had to clean it up, grease everything,and replace the drive belt. I went slow since I didn't know if there were any rocks, sticks, or stumps in the areas that I went. I did have to disengage the PTO twice when some thick dead branches stopped the cutter. Having the PTO belt adjusted so that it will slip if this happens is important, since it keeps the implement from getting damaged. This sickle worked flawlessly and I'm real happy with it. The manual lift lever isn't exactly fun to have to use,though.

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Edited by classic, July 25, 2015 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 02:34 PM

That is just so sweet !!
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Posted July 25, 2015 - 08:40 PM

   I get it now !!!  I just need to get that lift handle made.  nice job and thanks for the help.


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:04 PM

You're welcome Pete. Just use a lock nut in the bottom hole on the lift handle, and a pin with a hole in it for a hair pin clip in the top hole. This way you can remove the top pin and set the handle to travel mode. I used S hooks and a length of chain to secure the bar to the tractor when the bar is upright and in the travel mode. I had a length of chain that is the same chain used to lift the mower deck. I just remove the chain and S hooks and put them in my pocket when I lower the sickle for use.