Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Implement Alley Discussion Forum

Re: Sickle mower clogging help

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

08-18-2013 16:19:57

Report to Moderator

You can order a manual from JD at 1-800-522-7448.
Have your credit card handy. ~$16.00 total.

this info was on another yesterday tractor post.

if its still current it might be the best info I can give you.

buy the manual and set down and read it cover to cover, it should tell you how to set up the bar angle and knifes for best result.

does you tractor have an rpm meter, so you can tell your pto speed and ground speed?

as others have said, you need to know this info, so when you find your mower sweet operating spot. you can go back to that speed and rpm time and time again.

I have an old MF cycle mower and they can be Cantankerous at best in heavy hay.

just look around today and see how much heavy hay is being cut by cycle mowers verse the new type spinner mowers.

they will cut through most anything and the speed control is just as fast as the operator can stay on the tractor.

good luck with the old mower,

note to file: !!!!!!!!!! be so careful when you raise and lower the bar, remember the blade can slide up/down when you do this and you must, must, must have your fingers back out of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

08-18-2013 18:12:23

Report to Moderator
 Re: Sickle mower clogging help in reply to maxwell99, 08-18-2013 16:19:57  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

I haven't seen any hay being cut by a cycle mower, but last week I saw a lot of Amish cutting with their horse drawn gas powered sickle mowers. Other than the Amish I look around I don't see any one else cutting with a sickle bar. Not saying sickle bars are bad, just old and SLOOOOOOOOOOW school.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters