Wouldn't be my first choice for clipping pastures. I would rather use a Woods 42. Sickle if cutting hay or along ditches or under trees. (I have and use both)Phil D wrote:I am in the market for a sickle mower for my Cub to keep my pastyre area cut down.
To me it's not a $300 mower, especially with the work you say it needs. I'm thinking $150-175 but as has been said location and availability change that. Check the prices for knives, rock gaurds, and wear plates then your time and labor to install. The Rivit-eze is going for $40-50 and up so add that in. Depending on how the bar is bent it may supposed to be that away. There is a natural curve to them that the weight on the end (outer shoe) straightens them out. So standing the way it is you may see a curve. The bars are fairly springy, I have caught a small hidden stump with mine cutting along a ditch about a foot off the ground and before I could get stopped had the outter shoe pointing straight down. Shut off the PTO, put it in reverse and backed off the stump, bar sprung back up, put the PTO in gear, raised the bar to clear the stump and continued mowing. I'm not so sure straightening it would be effective. Besides what would someone have to of done to bend one?????Phil D wrote:The man is hard on $300. The unit is complete and has been barn kept for over 30 years. It even has the factory nut on the hold up bar. It needs new teeth and probably new guards and wear plates. The bar the teeth are on is bent but I think I can strighten it. The pitman arm needs to be replaced.
NO, Yes, any good farm type store like Orschelens, Tractor Supply, even used ones on EbayPhil D wrote:Is $300 a good price and can I get the parts I need to get it back up and running? Anyone know where I could get one of the tools to cut and install the rivets?