First big mow with the sickle mower

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby DickB » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:52 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:If you'll reference Yogie's picture above, here are the dimensions of the one I have. I'm not positive that it is OEM as one corner (lower right) comes to a point and is not cut off like Yogie's.
The piece is made of 1/2" plate
top edge (notch to left and hole on right): 6 1/2"
right edge (two holes): 6 1/2" to pointed corner
bottom side: 8 1/2" to cut corner, 1" is cut off the corner. The notch is not perpendicular to the top side but is angled towards the top bolt hole.
center of notch to center of top hole (probably not a critical dimension): 4 3/4"
the two holes are 4" center to center to match the bell housing implement pad holes
holes are 5/8" D, notch is 1/2" D
Let me know if you need more dimensions. If someone needs one, I can fab up a few.

Bob


Bob, that might be just the ticket for me! PM me, please, if you want to fab some up. Not fully understanding how it works, is that welded up eyebolt essential?

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:10 pm

Dick, PM sent. The eye bolt is used to anchor the tractor to the trailer when hauling.

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:26 pm

I WANT ONE!!! :{_}:

I need to hold up my scraper blade when I use my fast hitch! I would be happy to buy one if someone has the skill to fabricate one!!!!!

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby clintmo » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:00 pm

twotone, I have been using vice grips positioned on the drag bar for the stay rod to rest against to keep the mower up straight when traveling and parking. Not great looking but it takes up a lot less room in the building. That was an idea I got at the Barnyard Bash for hauling the Cub back home with the newly installed mower.

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby Yogie » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:20 pm

My part was made by me and I have no idea what the IH part looked like. You can make it out of about anything you want and just use the one hole in the tube if you want to...
You can also put a bend in the rod holding your cutter bar up to make it stand straighter or cut some of the loop out and re-bend it a little shorter.
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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby Glen » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:19 pm

Hi,
Here are some pages from the Cub 22 mower owner's manual. They show the hold up piece.
It shows that the bottom corner is pointed. They originally had another clevis that you put in the chain, that held up the mower to the hold up piece.
I have one of the hold ups, that I think is an IH one, and the bottom corner is pointed. Click on the pics makes them bigger. :)

http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20 ... e%2015.jpg

http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20 ... e%2018.jpg

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby twotone » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:07 am

Thanks or the info Clint. I'll give it a try.
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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby DickB » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:27 pm

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Bob McCarty's fine work! He made for me the triangular piece that holds up the sicklebar while allowing the touch control to move about without the sicklebar digging into the ground. I put it on this afternoon as soon as it arrived in the mail. Primed by Bob, but I'll eventually paint it blue. I've used a left over hook from a strap arrangement to link the sicklebar chain to the triangular piece. Don't know how I lived without this piece before. Thanks greatly, Bob.

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:38 pm

twotone wrote:I'd like to know how to get my cutter bar to stand up straighter when in travel position. mine hangs out pretty far.



Raised or lowered?

The bar should be at about a 90 degree angle to the arm attaching it to the mule drive. This is achieved with the transport rod. If it's not 90 degrees the transport rod is too long or stretched out.

Raised the cutter bar should be just about straight vertical, leaning out only slightly.

Lowered, you can't do much about. When I am transporting the mower rig, I use a cam buckle tiedown like one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-cap ... 60761.html

and lash the top of the cutter bar back to the TC arm to keep it from hanging out too far.

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Re: First big mow with the sickle mower

Postby Scrivet » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:25 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:......The bar should be at about a 90 degree angle to the arm attaching it to the mule drive. This is achieved with the transport rod. If it's not 90 degrees the transport rod is too long or stretched out.
SAY WHAT????????? Maybe it's because I've been fighting computer communications problems all day at work and my brain is mashed potatoes, but, I don't understand a word of this explanation. :? :? :?

Matt Kirsch wrote:..................................When I am transporting the mower rig, I use a cam buckle tiedown like one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-cap ... 60761.html
and lash the top of the cutter bar back to the TC arm to keep it from hanging out too far.
I use about an 18 or 24" black rubber bungee . One hook in the top of the lift chain and the other end hooked into whichever knife clip stretches the bungee. Usually store it hooked between the fenders under the seat.


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