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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby radioguy41 » Tue May 01, 2018 11:24 am

It turns out the forward bracket was bent but after a lot of twisting and hammering I finally got it back in shape and made a successful test fit. I was sweating it for a while but she's good to go now. Note the missing grease fitting in the photo. Fortunately it's only missing and not broken off.

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Re: Got a sickle bar, refurbing

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:40 am

Despite the not so nice weather I've been making some progress. The pulley and shield are on the tractor, the pintle has been rebuilt, the grassboard is done except for the McCormick decal (in the mail), the driveshaft is half painted, the cutter bar has been stripped of paint, and the support plate mounted on the tractor. With any luck the driveshaft will be done this week but I'm going to make good and sure the paint's dry before I hang it.

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Flash sure makes the blue look lighter than it is. :?
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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby WaMoo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Sickle bar is looking great! I love mowing with mine, and I love that it’s mid-mount, so I’m not straining my neck to keep an eye on it! I’ve always made my own pitman sticks.

Did you go through the sickle bar itself? Sharp ledgers and sections? They sure are fun to mow with!
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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:19 pm

Thanks. I have the cutter bar apart but haven't done much with it yet except to strip the paint off the knives. Everything is nice and sharp but it will never be used. It's going to be strictly for display with a protective screen over the cutter to keep people from sticking their fingers in there.
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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby Sailor » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:44 pm

Drfting1 wrote:A member sent me a pattern for the grass board, I haven't gotten around to making a new one for myself yet, if you have any of the hardware for it, I can cut you one at the same time I do mine or send you the pattern when I'm done with it

Would someone pass that information along so that I could replace my grass board with one more like the original? I vaguely remember there being a thread here on making a grass board but evidently I'm not capable of finding it. :(
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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:31 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby radioguy41 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:12 am

The drive unit is finally hung on the Cub. Darn flash makes the blue look lighter in the photo. I stumbled on to a later belt shield so I went with that. The pulley was originally white (were they all?) so that's what I repainted it. 4.5" pulley so a B43 (Napa) belt fit fine.

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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby drice » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:54 pm

looks good once u have it all figered out id like to stop by and check it out im thinking about putting one on my lowboy.guy in Lancaster has one I been thinking about getting. sure would be nice to have one to cut the brush around the fields at the farm.

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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby radioguy41 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:11 pm

Thanks. Sure, a visit would be nice. With 3 shows plus the 4th coming up over the next few weeks it'll probably be late summer before the rest is ready to hang on the tractor. When shopping for a sickle make sure it's for a LoBoy, a regular Cub one won't fit.
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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:48 am

I finished up the grassboard this morning. I found an original grass rod on-line but had to make the reinforcement strap and the skid strap myself. I found the spring in a junk shop.

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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby WaMoo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 am

radioguy41 wrote: I found the spring in a junk shop.


Whatever works! My grassboard spring is from a diesel injector from a truck.

Looks great by the way!
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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby gkgerbengk » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:35 am

Whitch size of spring do you need for the grassboard? I don't have one on my board.

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Re: Got a sickle bar, have some questions

Postby ajhbike » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:08 am

what paint did you use?


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