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#1 Orange appeal OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 03:14 AM

Finally got the ole sicklebar hooked up . Just need belt sizes now and I can put it to use. Only cost me about twenty bucks in chain and other stuff from the local hardware store. Pretty excited can't wait to use it.

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 05:03 AM

Cool! I have used an old broken belt to measure for unknown length belts.


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 05:48 AM

That bar looks long and heavy. What kind of counter weights are used on AC units ? Glad you are getting it attached they do ditches way better than standing around with a weed-eater :thumbs:


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:11 AM

That looks nice!, you'll enjoy using it.
Just to check, do you have a couple of wheel weights to put in the left rim? Especially working banks, you'll want the counter weight.
Don't want to read about you in the paper.
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:26 AM

It's just for show for now I doubt I'll use it for a while at least till I have somewhere to play with it at. As for counter weights idk if it has any I'll have to look boy do they link up nice though and that chain was perfect length.
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:15 AM

Looks to me like the bar should be about straight up and down when in transport mode.  Take a lot of side pressure off and lot less sticking out to catch something, like a truck mirror or the door opening.  Definitely need counter weights on that left side.  Fill the left tires with fluid will help.  Nice looking set up.  would like to find one for one of my Bolens or Cub.


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:45 AM

I don't know I looked at it yesterday cause I thought the same thing but there isn't any way to do it the handle bar is up against the hood already does anyone know if you can bring it in tighter ?

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:38 AM

I don't know I looked at it yesterday cause I thought the same thing but there isn't any way to do it the handle bar is up against the hood already does anyone know if you can bring it in tighter ?


If that setup is like my Haban 401 on my Jake, there should be several positions that lift handle can be moved to. Mine is spring loaded, and requires no tools to move, Id look at that a little closer :)

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Yup, there is a second position to the bar but it is for transport position. The chain is used for transport, and should be drawn in quite a bit further qhen the handle is in the next position.
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Posted September 03, 2016 - 09:25 PM

I found that when I tried to mow across the top of my bank, I could not steer uphill due to the side draft of the sickle. I had to tow the tractor off the hill with the 7016H.  Front wheel weights would be helpful.

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Posted September 04, 2016 - 11:41 AM

I have wanted a sickle for a while now. Just can't find them around here.
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Posted September 04, 2016 - 03:46 PM

I have wanted a sickle for a while now. Just can't find them around here.

I'd have fun with one! Kinda like hen's teeth around here!



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Posted September 05, 2016 - 11:53 AM

I thought about buying a new one back around 1972 for my Simplicity but ended up hiring someone to mow the 10 acres instead. The cost was cheaper to hire.






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