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#1 jtrojek OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 05:16 AM

If anyone feels like they need this, let me know.  I don't live too far away.  Seems like a hard to find one so I thought I'd post it here.

 

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:38 AM

Interesting.  Never seen a mower with the blades set up this way.  I have seen swinging blades but not stationary.



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 09:15 AM

Interesting.  Never seen a mower with the blades set up this way.  I have seen swinging blades but not stationary.

I remember working on some mowers like that in the late 70s. I thought that it was a good idea until someone hit a rock. In Connecticut we call rocks "Connecticut Potatoes" and there is a fresh crop of them pushed up by the frost each spring. The rock bent the disc and it was expensive to replace. Around here, you may have to replace a blade each year if you don't rake your yard in the spring. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted January 31, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Jacobsen used a blade disc like that for many years on their rotary mowers.

 

It is quite possible that those blade sections were mounted on shoulder bolts, which would allow the knives to swing inward if they struck an object.  ....That is the way Jacobsen rotaries and Bolens weed cutters mounted the blade sections.

 

The blade sections are sharpened on both edges, so they could be turned over to expose a new cutting edge.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Jacobsen used a blade disc like that for many years on their rotary mowers.

 

It is quite possible that those blade sections were mounted on shoulder bolts, which would allow the knives to swing inward if they struck an object.  ....That is the way Jacobsen rotaries and Bolens weed cutters mounted the blade sections.

 

The blade sections are sharpened on both edges, so they could be turned over to expose a new cutting edge.

The current owner of the mower told me that Worthington was bought out by Jacobsen.


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