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mounting a sickle bar mower on a B?

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samuel c

05-13-2013 01:17:56




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I just brought home a B with a sickle bar mower and plow. Years ago my father had one of these but he is long gone. HE REALLY hated the B sickle mower he had as would bind / break Pittman sticks and it was difficult to remove the sickle. He always thought it was because the previous folks had hit tree stump and sprung the mower. I gambled and bought this one because I want the convenience of the front bar for trimming. Canssomeone recommend a some info on mounting or a partsblook /manual. I don't even have a clue as to the model.

Any information would be appreciated.

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oliver28472

05-20-2013 06:56:22




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuel c, 05-13-2013 01:17:56  
Did they all use pitmans?



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samuel c

05-15-2013 01:41:41




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuel c, 05-13-2013 01:17:56  
Thank you for your stories and advice. The groups on this site never fail to have good advice



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Paul from MI

05-13-2013 21:33:56




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuel c, 05-13-2013 01:17:56  
I have one of those that we used on Dad's B. He bought it new with the tractor in 1948. It was the best mower to run I ever had, and the worst POS to keep running I ever used. We spent more at the local welder than it cost over the years. It never ran smooth, always vibrated. We were always careful to set it on blocks when removing it so it would be a the right height when we needed to mounti it again. Our method of putting it on the tractor was as follows:
1- Eat a good breakfast.
2- Start with the tractor at 90 degrees to the mower with the rear tire just behind the cutter bar.
3- Lock the right rear wheel brake, turn as sharp as possible to the right. 4- Drive so as to just miss the front of the mower with the right front tire, swinging the tractor into position over the mower.
5- Knock the mower off the blocks, tipping it about half over on it's side.
6- Jack the darn thing back upright, some where close to lined up with the tractor.
7- Using a big pry bar slide the mower into position to insert any one of the bolts that held it to the tractor.
8- Slip the V-belt on the drive pulley.
9- Finish putting in the bolts and tighten them.
10- Go eat dinner.
We used this method for all the years we used the mower and it never failed us.

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Rich Perry

05-13-2013 12:40:26




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuel c, 05-13-2013 01:17:56  
third party image

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Here are the only pics I have of it installed.



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Rod (NH)

05-13-2013 14:36:06




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to Rich Perry, 05-13-2013 12:40:26  
Hi Rich,

You need a swathboard!



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Rich Perry

05-15-2013 09:15:16




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to Rod (NH), 05-13-2013 14:36:06  
If I was going to restore it I might put a swathboard on it. The pics are from 2002 and that's the last time it was even on the tractor and may never be on it again. I use the tractor primarily for cultivating the garden and sometimes moving equipment around.



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old

05-13-2013 20:41:41




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to Rod (NH), 05-13-2013 14:36:06  
I have a diagram in my computer that shows the dimensions of that swatch board. By the way I still have that lift I made from pictures you sent me year ago hanging my my C



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old

05-13-2013 11:00:13




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuel c, 05-13-2013 01:17:56  
Send me an e-mail and I can then send you the manual for that mower if it is the belly mount one. They had both a belly mount one and a draw bar mounted one. I have the belly mounted one on a C



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samuelc

05-16-2013 16:00:42




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to old, 05-13-2013 11:00:13  
Yes, what I have is the belly mounted one. If you have a copy of the manual I would be most interested. At first pass it would seem to be an attachment that would stay on for a long time. The descritpion aout eating both breakfast and dinner while installing is not too far from my fathers description



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old

05-16-2013 19:01:00




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuelc, 05-16-2013 16:00:42  
As I said send me an e-mail. I always have it open on here so that people can e-mail me but if it does not show up it is oldcoal@earthlink.net
As for mounting it if set up right when taken off it is a 60 minute or less thing to mount



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Rod (NH)

05-13-2013 03:42:21




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuel c, 05-13-2013 01:17:56  
Does it look like this? If so, email me.

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Rod (NH)

05-13-2013 03:47:30




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to Rod (NH), 05-13-2013 03:42:21  
Not sure why the post says "no email". Anyway, email to: thompson_wp (at) tds.net



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Rich Perry

05-13-2013 03:01:45




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 Re: mounting a sickle bar mower on a B? in reply to samuel c, 05-13-2013 01:17:56  
Is this the belly mount mower?

I don't have a book on mounting it. It isn't too difficult to mount. My Dad had one for his B and after his passing I needed to use it. Well I had remembered seeing it on the tractor but it hadn't been mounted on there since I was a kid.

The rear goes on top of the drawbar (leave this loose). Then the front can be raised up and bolted to the sides near the motor. I put the belt on the pulleys in the back and kinda let it hang while I place spacers between the drawbar and the mower until the belt has the right tension. Then bolt down the rear to the drawbar. there should also be two midmower supports that can be swung up into place last and bolted.

I will try to find some pics of the mower mounted on the tractor.

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