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Sickle Mower Question

Postby Virginia Joe » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:17 pm

Hello,
I have an opportunity to purchase a sickle mower and I’m looking for some advice. This one is 5’5” long and I’m told was used to cut hay for many years. I have been told however that the 4’ sickles are more desirable. Are the 5’5” ones problematic or too much for the cub? Any and all advice is appreciated. :mrgreen:

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Re: Sickle Mower Question

Postby Boss Hog » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:27 pm

4 1/2 and 5 foot I think was the length Either works fine
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Re: Sickle Mower Question

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:08 pm

Joe, That extra 6" makes a difference if you have a lot to mow.

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Re: Sickle Mower Question

Postby v w » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:47 pm

I have a 5 ft and power has never been a problem even when cutting some pretty nasty stuff, old berry briars and such in a field that hadn't been touched in years. Vern

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Re: Sickle Mower Question

Postby BackswampCub » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:05 pm

Get it u will love it. Mine is a dream around my bass pond.
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Re: Sickle Mower Question

Postby Glen » Tue May 06, 2014 1:24 am

Hi,
I like my Cub 22 mower, it's a 5 feet bar. I've had it for years, works good. :)


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