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Finally started on the mower

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SVcummins

02-02-2018 16:50:54




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Decided with the good warm weather may as well get started on the no.8. Sickle mower project today need to replace the pitman stick straighten the sickle bar itself and also make a hitch to attach the 3 point hitch of a modern tractor and get a new tire and then we can cut some hay

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BarryfromIA

02-17-2018 14:02:46




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
I have jd tail wheel complete with cut off spindle shaft. It's in the junk pile.



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SVcummins

02-13-2018 20:12:35




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Drive shaft material Came today and an origional sales brochure



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SVcummins

02-15-2018 16:07:50




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-13-2018 20:12:35  

Got the driveshaft built and picked up the new knife it came with a head for 115$

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SVcummins

02-11-2018 17:50:38




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Got the ram on today



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SVcummins

02-09-2018 18:20:40




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Got the cutter bar straight as an arrow now just waiting on driveshaft material and the new knife



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SVcummins

02-08-2018 17:55:09




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Went to the dentist today and made a trip to town to get the rest of the guards took the cutter bar off going to put er in the ol hydraulic press and get er straight. Also shimmed the hitch solid

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Leroy

02-09-2018 07:50:32




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-08-2018 17:55:09  
Just when you try to move it just watch that you do not put the front end of the tractor thru the shop wall when it will not let you turn with it hanging way too far out back. But shop wall is better than a ditch or pond. At least you would not be taking a bath completely under water that you could not get your head above.



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SVcummins

02-09-2018 15:37:26




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-09-2018 07:50:32  
Maybe someday a mower will come to the scrap yard and I can a new claw this one is broken off at the bolt holes



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SVcummins

02-09-2018 11:31:49




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-09-2018 07:50:32  
This tractor weighs just over 9000 pounds I hope it can handle an 560 pound mower



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Leroy

02-09-2018 18:57:19




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-09-2018 11:31:49  
Not weight of mower but quick pull on end of bar like you cought a tree.



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SVcummins

02-09-2018 19:06:38




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-09-2018 18:57:19  
Yes that could be bad but I don't think it'll will be much worse than running my hesston hydro swing for the first time



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SVcummins

02-07-2018 19:58:38




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Got the tire fixed wheel bearings packed . Still need 8 more guards and get the new knife got the pitman stick put together . Found a piece of 3/4 7/8 shaft to make the drive line off eBay 46$ free shipping local metal suppliers swore it never existed ! Been at Napa all day trying to get new u joints couldnít match em which is ok already checked jd parts .com they are cheaper than Napa for the right part . Next I need to get the hydraulic ram on

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carvel minne farmer

02-06-2018 20:06:32




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
sv take that tire in with you when you go to the tire shop and keeping a straight face on ask what they'll give you for trade in :lol:



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SVcummins

02-06-2018 20:32:01




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to carvel minne farmer, 02-06-2018 20:06:32  
Or see if they have a boot big enough to fix it 😂😂



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SVcummins

02-06-2018 19:35:49




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Got the tire changed cleaned up the rim the old tube was still good but the tire was easy to remove as soon as I put the ol tire spoon to the bead the whole bead ripped right off somewhere in the darkness I must have punctured the tube so I think Iíll take it to town with me and let the tire guy fix it . The wheel bearings look good ang still had good grease in em . I greased the mower and surprisingly all the zerks took grease removed the weights from the cutter bar and the bow is a little less than before but I ended up raising the bar another 2 inches as suggested and weíll see what that does . Went to bomgarrs and they will have a new knife for the ol mower next week for 125$ . Checked the play in the pins where there cutter bar hooks the mower frame and there is zero play at all . The next job on this will be a new pto shaft and replace the pitman the guards and knife and see what it sounds like running

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Leroy

02-07-2018 12:51:01




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-06-2018 19:35:49  
I would say you were lucky in finding a tire as the No. 8 came with an 8" tire while earlier model No. 5 used a 9" tire.



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SVcummins

02-07-2018 13:40:01




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-07-2018 12:51:01  
I always like it when I find something in my spare parts big thatíll work itís a 4.80 8 and it has traction instead of smooth but I suppose this isnít a museum quality restoration so I guess itíll be ok



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Bret4207

02-06-2018 05:37:10




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
If you really intend to use that ( I used a similar model for years) then go through now and replace the pins in the knife head, make sure the holes aren't wallowed out, add new wear plates and get your lead dialed in before you even begin to worry about mounting it. Any play in the unit is going to mean clogs when you need to be cutting hay.
The Amish around us use haybine guards on their sickle mowers.

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SVcummins

02-05-2018 17:49:06




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Made a little more progress on the mower today found a tire out back that is the right size for the tail wheel came of a pos 855 round baler at least finally I'll get a little money back off that thing. Got the mower hitched up tomorrow I'll take the weight of the cutrerbar and see how much or if I end up needing to raise the bar a hair more to bend it more now I'm on the hunt for some 3x4 x 7/8 shaft to make the power line a little longer

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Leroy

02-06-2018 08:41:33




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-05-2018 17:49:06  
You are mounting it a full 2 feet too far back for it to work good. It will be like the tail wagging the dog, no control when you try to turn. Find a correct hitch and your shaft will be fine. With it set up like that you are jusk looking for an accident too happen.



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SVcummins

02-06-2018 12:58:12




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-06-2018 08:41:33  
I was going to go that route but one of the claws is broken off I will keep watching for a new piece



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carvel minne farmer

02-03-2018 20:14:40




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see why not? might have to rig up a stop to keep it from falling down to far when you pic the bar up, but should be easy.



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hd6gtom

02-03-2018 19:11:01




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
When I was still at home I had to mow with a JD belly mower. I just hated it. Could not turn a square corner. It was slow, 1st gear wide open, mounted on a JD tractor any faster and you ran over hay, even with a brand new sickle. Your gonna have a nice old mower there.



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carvel minne farmer

02-03-2018 11:11:37




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see agree with TF. put a 4x4 block under the end of the bar, pile on some weights while your doing the other repairs.



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SVcummins

02-03-2018 11:41:34




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to carvel minne farmer, 02-03-2018 11:11:37  
Iíve got some extra John Deere weights around here I think Iíll do just that



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Leroy

02-03-2018 08:30:44




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
Never did a Deere but that is the way I did for the second mower and first tractor mower I bought. It was an old COOP mower that was junk when I bought it and paid $20 for it back in mid 50's. Used it for several years. Worked best on 46 Deere B and had on Farmal H and Ferguson TO30.



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farmerjack

02-13-2018 19:55:10




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-03-2018 08:30:44  
still have the COOP mower?



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Leroy

02-13-2018 20:00:51




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to farmerjack, 02-13-2018 19:55:10  
Not for over 40 years.



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SVcummins

02-03-2018 11:06:02




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-03-2018 08:30:44  
This one is in kinda rough shape but nothing that canít be fixed



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Briar Hill Brittanys

02-03-2018 06:17:26




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
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Keep an eye out for parts on eBay. Several straps on there now. Don't forget jdparts.com. It surprises me the parts they still stock for all my old stuff.



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SVcummins

02-03-2018 11:04:37




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Briar Hill Brittanys, 02-03-2018 06:17:26  
I was just on John Deere parts and they still have parts for this mower



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Traditional Farmer

02-03-2018 05:24:14




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
Looks like the cutter bar has right much of a bow,when you're not using the mower stack 2 or 3 weights on the bow in the bar it'll help straighten it over time.



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SVcummins

02-02-2018 22:10:53




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  

Is there any reason I canít use a grass board from an ih mower on my John Deere ? I know where a new old stock ih one is



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James Howell

02-03-2018 12:17:57




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 22:10:53  
"Is there any reason I canít use a grass board from an ih mower on my John Deere ?"

None.

You might consider building a grass board.

Take a look at the photos below.




Take a look at the photo below of the measurements.

Hope this helps.

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SVcummins

02-03-2018 22:38:56




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to James Howell, 02-03-2018 12:17:57  
Thanks for posting that I may try building one



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TBA

02-03-2018 03:56:20




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 22:10:53  
Looks good
How do you like that Montizuma tool box?



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SVcummins

02-03-2018 11:09:53




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to TBA, 02-03-2018 03:56:20  
This one is a John Deere made buy mit itís been a good one I had it in the back of truck when I hit a guard rail going 65 and it launched the tool box about 200 feet up the road the lid popped open and scattered tools across 4 lanes of traffic had to buy a new lid and it was good to go again



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Brown Swiss

02-02-2018 21:17:59




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
Was looking at the bar and was wondering how you get the turtles on there? Seems to be missing the gearbox and the knives and the curtain over the top! LOL Just teasing!



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SVcummins

02-02-2018 22:06:48




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Brown Swiss, 02-02-2018 21:17:59  
If I had 10,000$ Iíd have a new one a them sitting here but I still would be fixin the old sickle bar anyway



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c.amick

02-02-2018 18:09:32




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
The mower doesn't have double guards on it like the new ones in the photo, does it? Aren't they singles?



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SVcummins

02-02-2018 18:15:58




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to c.amick, 02-02-2018 18:09:32  
They make a double guard for them now supposed to make them cut better



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c.amick

02-03-2018 12:29:26




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 18:15:58  
Just make sure they are made for a cutter bar with the same thickness as yours. The depth in the cut-out of the guard has to match the bar thickness. The cutter bar thickness on my Farmall is 5/8 inch. I found some green generic guards with a "700" stamped on them that fit it.



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donjr

02-02-2018 17:22:39




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 16:50:54  
Several suggestions. Have someone make a few new pitmans and keep at least one on hand at all times. Hickory was always my favorite. Don't pass up on a belt driven mower, or even a side mounted mower. You'd fall in love with a side mounted....



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SVcummins

02-02-2018 17:34:06




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to donjr, 02-02-2018 17:22:39  
I've never seen one around here sickle mowers just don't exist I'd like a side mount I bet that would be nice to cut hay .the local bomgarrs supply has a whole big stock of pitmans in stock I'd like to find more of the ends so if one breaks I could just swap it out



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Leroy

02-03-2018 09:27:53




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 17:34:06  
At least the knife ends are the same as the horse drawn mowers dating back to the 30's and are easy to get. Crank end is probably same but new after market are avaible as greasless units. All I would have to do for thoe parts is gi see my Amish friends and they would be way cheaper than any place else. The teeth for a hay rake are 2/3 price from Deere.



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Leroy

02-03-2018 08:25:33




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 17:34:06  
I cannot see a side mount working in hay as no way to make a clean 90 degree turn with them, you would have to raise bar circle to left and drop bar. The mower you have will if you get turn made correctly cut everything without raising the bar. As for the grass poard possibly depending on just how it is made at bolt to keep it from dropping down when bar is raised. There are new steel universal boards being made and used on both JD and IH and you can buy them cheaper than new old stock wood boards as those are wanted by people restoring a mower for show and therefore will pay a premium to get what they want.

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SVcummins

02-03-2018 11:16:33




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to Leroy, 02-03-2018 08:25:33  
The grass board Iím thinking of is in the basement of an old farm store that is now a clothing and junk store they also have some sickles and other stuff that most people donít even know exists they even had an nos blacksmith share for an ih Plow



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Traditional Farmer

02-03-2018 04:48:35




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 17:34:06  
You need to make a trip my way I have a #10 and a #50 side mowers bought them for parts to for the 350 3pt mowers,just bought a 350 for $200.



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mschwartz

02-02-2018 18:35:54




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 17:34:06  
If you ever make it up to SE Washington I would make you a good deal on a parts mower, main casting was broken when prior owner tried using it to pull a dead tractor by hooking to it. Looks like it was a good mower prior to that, wrong color for any of my projects.



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SVcummins

02-02-2018 19:28:10




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to mschwartz, 02-02-2018 18:35:54  
Iíll take ya up on that if I ever make it the far from home



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mdross

02-03-2018 04:16:30




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 Re: Finally started on the mower in reply to SVcummins, 02-02-2018 19:28:10  
Several years ago restored a #5 mower used it once to let all the new parts learn each other. Always liked this machine once adjusted they cut great and sound good doing it. Have fun with your rebuild.



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