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Bolens Gardener Sickle mower parts


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Posted August 31, 2011 - 03:05 AM

Hey everyone, this may have been asked by someone else, but I'll ask it anyway. I have a Bolens Huski Gardener with a sickle bar attachment that is in really great shape except for a couple of the "guards" are broken/missing. It may need some new knives/blades too, but I haven't looked that close. Does anyone know if parts from other brands of sickle bar mowers fit this one, or are new parts available somewhere?

                       

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 04:25 AM

jchurch,welcome to the forum,
Glad to have you with us.
Do you have any pictures?

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 04:44 AM

Welcome to GTtalk! Can't help with your parts, maybe someone 'in the know' will be along shortly.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:51 AM

Does anyone know if parts from other brands of sickle bar mowers fit this one, or are new parts available somewhere?


I can not give you specific interchange information, but I believe there were only a few sizes of knives, bars, and guards, that were used by most manufacturers.

For example, Bolens more than likely did not manufacture those parts for their own machines, but bought readily available items from an outside source.

With that said, you should be able to match something from another brand to fit your Bolens.
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Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:48 PM

Thanks for the welcome and replies. I need to get some photos up. It's not a real beauty, but it's in pretty clean shape and runs well. I plan on using it for it's intended purpose instead of making a show piece out of it. Bruce; my son, who is the real mechanic when it come to all things mechanical thought the same thing that you did. I'll keep my eye open for some older sickle bars locally that I can get parts from.
thanks again folks,
Jim

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 02:26 PM

:welcometogttalk:Jim, My bolens walk behind sickle mower has the same fingers and knives as my Haban mower on my minnie moline. Shawn :wave::wave:

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 04:44 PM

A lot of times you find that Jari mower parts will fit the garden tractor ones. It also possible in some cases to find a brand X bar and rerivit the drive parts from your old bar. Finding good snake heads might be a problem, but then agian some off of another type mower may work out.
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 07:22 PM

A couple of months ago I visited my favorite U-Pull-It yard that has a lawn & garden section. I found a sickle bar from a Bolens, not sure the model, but it was a walk behind. It has the same guards and knives as my sickle bar on my Model T Rototiller and my Frazer sickle bars. If you cannot find anything locally, I probably would sell some guards and knives.