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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby KETCHAM » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:36 pm

I love the death mower!!!!!! Cuts anything in its path including small saplings 1 1/2 " ......shakes the heck out of you...Ditches are my favorite.......Be very,very carefull...Kevin :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Glen » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:07 pm

Hi,
Here is a post I made in the past about the IH Triplet end section. They are helpful if you have plugging at the outer end of your IH mower. :)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83722

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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Super A » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:12 pm

Check your mounting bolts often. With all the vibration they are very prone to working loose.

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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby DickB » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:17 am

Super A wrote:Check your mounting bolts often. With all the vibration they are very prone to working loose.

Al

YES. And, I find that I rely on hearing lots when mowing. No ear phones, ear buds, headsets for me. Sounds tell me when things are right or going toward wrong. And I've learned that to ID the issue and fix it instantly is much much better than trudging back to the barn for this or that. Pliers, screwdriver, extra bolt and nuts and washers, etc. in the tool box?

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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby KETCHAM » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:46 am

Hammer...don't forget a big hammer!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:08 am

KETCHAM wrote:Hammer...don't forget a big hammer!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

I have two go to tools that are always near, the "BFH"( Big f-ing hammer) and "Bertha" (the adjustable wrench with a 5 foot handle) :hattip:
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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Puffie40 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:30 am

Matt Kirsch wrote:...bolted sickle sections...

The Cub sickle mower can be converted to bolted sections - you just need to change out the origional holddowns for higher ones.

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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:31 am

My local tractor store Harvey Equipment, has the guards in stock with the ledger plates for $8.50 each, knife blades for $1.60, ledger plates are about $5, and they have the flat head tapered bolts & nuts. They don't have "tripletts" but do have a double tipped knife for the same purpose. There are no computers in this tractor store, inventory is kept track of in many notebooks and reference books. They have a "boneyard" and service tractors and implements, sell some old tractors and implements, and sell new implements.

So I got some replacement items for the sickle(box of knives, box of rivets, some bolts and half a dozen guards), came home and removed all the guards and wear plates/shims, took off the blade, and cleaned up the bar, and today will re-assemble. I found a 'triplett" at the end of one of my extra old blades and will remove and put on my good blade. I plan to grind off an end of each rivet rather than try to drill them.

It has only been a week since I setup the Cub-22, having never even touched any type of sickle before, but this forum and the manuals are a goldmine and have been invaluable in building my experience and success with this implement. Thanks, -Tom

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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Ben B » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:41 am

I have one of these mowers, but I have never used it. My Dad gave it to me. It came with his 67 Cub that he sold about ten years ago, but the buyer didn't want the sickle bar mower. After looking at the manual, I see that mine is missing the drive pulley, pulley shield, belt, and stay rod. It is also extremely rusted but I soaked it with rust penetrator and got it worked loose, and made a pitman for it.

I do want to get this thing fixed and working again at some point in time. I sure could use it around here for a few things. It's on my to-do list when I get around to it.

I do appreciate everyone's advice with them. I can see the danger of this thing to anything in its path!
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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:28 am

Tom, Rather than drilling the rivets, you can set the edge of the bar in a loose vice with the section point down. By hitting the flat edge of the section, the rivets shear off. There is also a Johnson Sickle Servicer that one of the Forum guys near you may have. It shears off the rivets and then sets all but the ones at the end with the ball.

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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby Puffie40 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:24 am

When I'm removing blades, I grind the heads off the rivets and drive them out with a punch.

A workbench with a 4 or 6 inch vice is quite handy when dismantling the blade

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Re: Sickle Tips?

Postby WaMoo » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:45 pm

The Blue Ribbon Service Manual; GSS-1053, Mower Cutter Bars is an excellent reference and can be found in the PDF Manuals. It goes into much better detail on the servicing of cutter bars than the owner's manual does.

Another good reference I keep at the ready is an old Oregon Extension Publication; The Mower, how to repair and adjust. (https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlu ... sequence=1)

Since a Johnson Sickle Services is out of my budget, I have a tool similar to this (http://www.smithtoolinfo.com/r3030.htm) that both punches out old rivets and sets new ones. If I have a lot of sections to remove, I use the loose vice trick.
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