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