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Re: Swather Board for 501 sickle mower

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Tom in TN

06-28-2014 08:41:58

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I have a Ford 501 sickle bar mower. The only way to adjust the ledger plate to sickle section clearance that I've ever heard of or done is by bending the hold down clips to hold the knife down near the ledger plate. I've never seen any shims to do this. I guess there could be some for under the ledger plate, but I don't think so.

Registration is done by adding or removing shims between the yoke bracket and the main frame. I don't have any way to scan a document at this time, but if you can get your hands on an Operator's Manual, the procedure is shown with a diagram to explain where to add or remove the shims.

Good luck,

Tom in TN

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06-29-2014 05:00:00

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 Re: Swather Board for 501 sickle mower in reply to Tom in TN, 06-28-2014 08:41:58  
Actually there were shims for that that I suppose were bought at dealer but when things wear they were taken out and thru away to tighten the hold downs. There are adjustable hold downs on the market to take care of that problem. And that is what a Amish friend uses on all mowers he rebuilds that go thru his shop for sale and these are mowers that are 50 years older than yours.

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