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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 01:43 PM

I have an old sickle mower I am trying to get back up and running.  It was missing the knife bar, and the piece that attaches the bar to the drive arm.  It looks like it should be an L bracket with a 1" ball attached to it.  I am hoping someone recognizes the set up and maybe has a picture and or some details.  The missing piece is # 58 on the manual page, and the drive arm is #18.  The knife bar in the photos is my spare from my Allis HB112.  I think the missing knife bar would have a blank space at the end where the L bracket would attach.

 

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 02:11 PM

Very interesting sickle!  What type/model is that?  The rockgaurds and bar hold-downs look just like a Simplicity bar, but absolutely nothing else does.  The knives are the right size too, and I was of the impression only Simplicity and Jari used those small knives?


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 02:45 PM

Very interesting sickle!  What type/model is that?  The rockgaurds and bar hold-downs look just like a Simplicity bar, but absolutely nothing else does.  The knives are the right size too, and I was of the impression only Simplicity and Jari used those small knives?

Its proper name is a "MODEL No. 135 FIELD MOWER FOR No. 40 TRACTOR" by Waterloo Manufacturing Company Ltd.  The knives, etc, are all identical to the ones on my Simplicity walk behind mower and my Allis HB112 mower, but the pitman setup seems to be unique.  


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 05:01 PM

Nice sickle! Hope you can figure it out!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 06:31 PM

Nice sickle! Hope you can figure it out!

This is one of those times when I would rather someone just told me the answer.


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Are you looking for the exact part ? I have an old unknown knife bar that was with my grandfathers TriTrac when I got it . Not the small knives like yours but has a ball at the end you might be able to make work . I can post pictures if you would like this evening ,Al
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Posted October 06, 2015 - 06:36 PM

I am looking for pictures.  Anything you can show me would be helpful.  That said, if someone has the part, I would be interested in it.



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Posted October 06, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Here's what I have . Not sure of the size but can get it if you want . it's riveted to the knife bar.

 

 

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Posted October 06, 2015 - 08:01 PM

That helps.  Gives me a better idea of what I am missing.  Your bar looks like a Dearborn cutter bar, if that helps you any.

 

http://www.ntractorc...sages/5384.html

 

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Posted October 06, 2015 - 08:50 PM

If you can make it work its yours
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Posted October 07, 2015 - 06:37 AM

Looked last nite thru Dads old sickle stuff.
Nothing like that bracket. There was an old bar around, but it was like Al's. flat bar with a ball

If you build it, make sure it's solid. It is going to have a lot of abuse just running it, let alone using it..
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:59 PM

So, here is what I came up with.  Look more like the Dearborn than the original, but it should work.  The hard part was figuring out how to make the ball.  Yes, that is a 1/2" round over router bit, for those who are going to ask.

 

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Hey, that dog will hunt!
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:10 PM

I never would have thought about using a router bit to cut steel. Brilliant! How was the carbide when you were done?


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 08:28 PM

I never would have thought about using a router bit to cut steel. Brilliant! How was the carbide when you were done?

The bit looked as good as new.  






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