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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 10:35 AM

I mentioned in another thread that I am reviving an old sickle mower.  My current problem is that I need 13 sickle sections, and I have a couple of options, none of them perfect. 

 

Option 1: I could buy new ones, but the last time I did that, it was almost $150 dollars and they wouldn't even talk me as a Canadian.  I had to get an American to place the order and then ship them to me.

 

Option 2: I could make new ones, but that means buying some hardenable steel and spending a lot of time.

 

Option 3: I could rob them off of my working spare Simplicity mower, but that makes that mower useless.

 

Option 4: I could rob them off of my spare Allis mower bar, but then I don't have a spare.

 

What would you do?


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Don't know what your work area is like--- heated and plenty of light?  My Olde Deere would take option #2 in a heart beat. It's coming to winter and some time should free up, short of moving snow, seat time is limited, and he'd have enjoyed the challenge. Around here, options #3 & #4  just meant that once robbed, always robbed,    :smilewink: .


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Don't know what your work area is like--- heated and plenty of light?  My Olde Deere would take option #2 in a heart beat. It's coming to winter and some time should free up, short of moving snow, seat time is limited, and he'd have enjoyed the challenge. Around here, options #3 & #4  just meant that once robbed, always robbed,    :smilewink: .

I agree.  I did the same thing only with about 4 sections.  Some times it is easier to re-drill the bar to match the sections.  Then weld the old bar holes shut.  Your committed to the remakes but as long as they are available at a decent price?   If your restoring the mower, that is another story and leaves only one option.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Can you find sections locally that are close to fitting? Drilling the bar and filling holes would not be a big deal.
If too wide a belt grinder would narrow them pretty quickly?
The ones I see in the farm supply store are pretty universal .
Though I. Have not done this since I was a teenager.

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 12:41 PM

#1 You could marry an American.

#2 Would saw blade steel work?


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 02:05 PM

# 2 would be my pick.    Noel  


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 02:23 PM

Maybe the best decision is to wait a bit. I came across a section of sickle that have teeth very close to the size I need to repair my Simplicity bar. It was $1. Look around and you will probably find what you need without having to canabalize something you prefer to leave intact. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 06:27 PM

If  you list the size your looking for I will keep at eye for them at our fall tractor show this weekend at Jacktown Pa


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 07:06 PM

If  you list the size your looking for I will keep at eye for them at our fall tractor show this weekend at Jacktown Pa

yes give us the size of  the old section, them things are universial, there has to be others around, just not at your house.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 08:23 PM

I mentioned in another thread that I am reviving an old sickle mower.  My current problem is that I need 13 sickle sections, and I have a couple of options, none of them perfect. 
 
Option 1: I could buy new ones, but the last time I did that, it was almost $150 dollars and they wouldn't even talk me as a Canadian.  I had to get an American to place the order and then ship them to me.
 
Option 2: I could make new ones, but that means buying some hardenable steel and spending a lot of time.
 
Option 3: I could rob them off of my working spare Simplicity mower, but that makes that mower useless.
 
Option 4: I could rob them off of my spare Allis mower bar, but then I don't have a spare.
 
What would you do?


I am cheap. Option 5 (about 1/2 way thru this post)
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 04:42 PM

If a seller does not ship international (which is likely the issue) find a shipping depot in Buffalo that you can ship goods to. They do exist solely for Canadian customers..There are two such businesses at our local border crossing...They charge $3.00 per parcel ,,a bit more if a forklift is required. When our dollar was strong the depot I use was handling up to 5000 packages a week for us locals.


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 09:31 AM

Post some dimensions I will look through what I found in the shop here plus a friend has a couple old sickle bars in the attic of his barn
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