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#1 ChopRod OFFLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2016 - 09:48 AM

Was wondering if a mid-mount cutter bar mower is worth using on a Ford or Jacobsen open-side garden tractor? Did they work well? Have read they are hard to take off and on but have a 165 that would be only used for that purpose. Secondly, are there any models for other garden tractor brands that could be adapted easily to the Jacobsen/Fords? Are there any Cat 0 3pt models. Would like to have either but don't find much in searches on the internet. Thx. Keith



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Posted May 17, 2016 - 01:54 PM

While not quite applicable to the Ford, my JD semi-propelled mower cuts much better than my sickle bar mower as the grass is cut uniformly and the grass clippings are tiny pieces.  However, the David Bradley sickle bar mower can cut very high and wet grass without bogging down, unlike the push mower.   Needless to say, with this wet spring, the sickle bar mower has been getting lots of use.  I like to finish the lawn with the JD once it dries enough.


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Posted May 17, 2016 - 04:05 PM

Haban made 4' sickles for the GTs. This manual shows the one for earlier Ford/Jacobsens http://gardentractor...ckle-mo-manual/ Good Luck, Rick
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Posted May 17, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Thanks. Also found a company named Didier but no info there either. 







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