New holland 450 sickle mower

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New holland 450 sickle mower

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:20 pm

Paid a visit to my local New Holland dealer last month to take advantage of there yearly parts sale and get a few things I needed for my 450 sickle bar mower.

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Well, I figured I would get a few new mower guards (new holland calls them fingers) part #144176 while they was "on sale"! $17.10ea minus 10% off!

Luckily they gave me the shipping box with the last two, but it was not until got home that I got the surprise!

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MADE IN CHINA!!!!

I was disgusted! These are supposed to be premium factory parts, and they surely reflect premium in the "premium price"!

One of them even had a ledger plate rivet that stuck up too high, where the knife would rub on it, maybe ruining the knife!

A quick search on the internet found me where I could get aftermarket ones, A&I brand for $7.xxea. Probably chinese too, but more realisticly priced for china garbage!

Well, I returned the New Holland chinese guards for a refund, and if I HAVE to buy chinese ones, I might as well get the lower cost ones!!!

If ANYONE knows of a manufacture making sickle mower guards (fingers) HERE in the good ole USA, PLEASE PLEASE let me know!

Thank you!
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Re: New holland 450 sickle mower

Postby SONNY » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:04 pm

Most everything is Chimina --- just has IH or NH stamped on it ---- no secret to that.

SamsFarm
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Posts: 908
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 pm
Zip Code: 44410
Tractors Owned: 1968 Cub Fast Hitch
LF-1 Platform Carrier
144 Cultivators
L-F194 Plow(s)
F38 Disk
L-F3 Spring Tooth Harrow
Fast Hitch CS Bell 60 Grain Mill
Home Made Fast Hitch Potato Plow
54A Blade

Couple 1948 Cubs
172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
Cub-3 Field Cultivator
Cub-189 Two Way Plow
Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

Misc Belly Mowers

Wish List
International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

Wish Wish Wish List
Fast Hitch Rotary Hoe
4E hammer mill
Location: Ne Ohio

Re: New holland 450 sickle mower

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:53 pm

Well, at least the new grass divider rods were still made in the USA!
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