Re: Sickle Mowing

Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:38 pm

I usually run about 1/3 throttle. My mower is worn out enough that much faster and it really vibrates. I think a quick ground speed helps the cut material fall straight back and clear the bar better.

Al

Re: Sickle Mowing

Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:30 pm

Riveting the ledger plate onto the outer shoe, done once poorly when the shoe was attached to the sickle bar, was better today. With a nice outer shoe arrived from Boss Hog, it was a matter of cutting rivets to size, forcing a 1/4" steel plate (part of a cut off from an angle iron) into the slot to hold the rivets tight and a C-clamp to keep it all together. Peening into the tight spots a bit of a challenge--used punches, double hammers, chunk of steel.

ledger-outer shoe rivets.JPG
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