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Re: cycle bar mower timing

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09-27-2013 16:25:23

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I bought the pitman from the mf dealer for my #32 mower.

The register is off about the same amount when the blade is pulled back toward the mower.

I looked at the register adjustments, but they have not been moved since the machine was new 1960.

I did break the pitman once and I replaced it, so the register has been off for a while.

Will study on it some more and see if the adj is worth it. Looks like the bar is out as far as it will go.

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09-27-2013 20:38:26

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 Re: cycle bar mower timing in reply to maxwell99, 09-27-2013 16:25:23  
"Th register is off about the same amount when the
blade is pulled back toward the mower."

That sentence says it all.

You CAN'T fix what ain't broke!

If the center of the knife sections passes the guard centerline by the same amount on the "in" and "out" stroke, all is well!

Typically, the stroke of the sickle drive is a bit more that the center-to-center distance on the guards, and it is NORMAL for the center of the knife sections to pass the guard centerline on the "in" AND "out" stroke.

(BTW, it is a SICKLE mower!)

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09-28-2013 08:30:00

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 Re: cycle bar mower timing in reply to Bob, 09-27-2013 20:38:26  
Think you should follow Bobs advice, he's right on.

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