Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:56 am

Now that she's running again, I need to attend to the lesser issues. First up is the generator. Ammeter shows discharge with the lights on, so I know the meter is good. Wiring is all new and all was working perfectly when I first put it all back together. The generator had good brushes etc when I took it apart to paint, but I admit it's probably original equipment.

So - how do I isolate the problem to either A - the voltage regulator, or B - the generator? Is there a good way to bench test them?

Next. I have the sickle bar attached and functional, but I'm certain it's missing some peices and parts. Does anyone have close-ups of a complete working sicklebar, or parts manual with diagrams? It also has a couple of busted blades and one busted tooth. Blades look rivited, so how do I replace?

Re: Generator

Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:17 am

Generator issue first,did you polarize the regulator?, if so ground the field terminal on the generator while running, if it charges the generator is working
here is a link to sickle bar pics

Re: Generator

Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:29 am ... Mowers.htm

Pages 9-11 discuss cutting bar maintenance. There might be someone close to you that has a Johnson Sickle Servicer. It facilitates both removal of blades and also sets the rivets. If you just have a few to do, you can do them as shown in the link.


Re: Generator

Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:43 am

Since you painted, make sure you have good grounds on the regulator mount and on the generator. Here is a link to Farmall
bob's trouble shooting chart for generators with regulators. ... sort=4&o=6

Re: Generator

Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:27 am

Thanks guys! Sickle bar pics are perfect. I'm missing essentially all of the safety gear/guards and a few things are bent in ways they should not be.