Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:41 am

Here's an option for the Stay Rod Crank Handle Nut from Fastenal;
Handle Nuts
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Peter

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:30 pm

Oooh, fancy.

Sure would beat the knuckle-bustin' chunk o' rod welded to a 3/8" nut that I have now.

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:43 pm

Have you tired this handle nut? There is limited space between the rockguards where the hole is for the hold up rod and I wonder how this handle nut would work out (hopefully well).

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:23 am

Huh,,,How much???? I use a bunge cord now...Thats been working for me...Sickle mower coming off soon I hope.Kevin ps come on snow!!! :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :-:-): :-:-): :-:-): :-:-):

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:44 am

I did not see the right thread size

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:17 am

Boss Hog wrote:I did not see the right thread size

I didn't run out and measure one, but I thought they were 7/16-20.
http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/detail.ex?sku=11122041

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:44 am

Jim,
You are correct...as usual! 7/16"-20.
Here is the Fastenal 7/16"-20 Part No. 11122041
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IH Part No. "MA 487 CRANK, STAY ROD"

Picture from TM;
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My stay rod crank;
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Peter

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:52 am

Great pictures. The potential issue I see is that handle nut lever, arm, whatever you call it sits low on the handle nut from Fastenal and high on the original handle nut. The original sits up high to clear the bottom of the rock guards that are near the hole in the bar. In other words, I do not think you could tighten the Fastenal handle nut all the way down to the bar in the transport position because the back of the rock guards will interfere, but that may be okay.

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:31 pm

KETCHAM wrote:Sickle mower coming off soon I hope.


Mine never got put on this year. The areas I usually mow was done by the parks department this year with their hammer knife mower.

Not sure if they were embarrassed that our little radio control club was taking better care of the park than they were, or if they didn't like the hay left laid in a swath like that.

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:44 pm

My bad, I did not see it

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:30 pm

So did anyone try this alternative and did it work? Otherwise I'm mig welding my own up using the diagram.

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:19 pm

Clem wrote:Otherwise I'm mig welding my own up using the diagram.

Or you could get a cast bronze repro from Bob McCarty. :D

Re: Sickle Bar Mower Crank Handle Nut for Stay Rod

Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:26 pm

The Fastenal looks very close to one I have that originally was painted green. :mrgreen: