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Another 501 mower question

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Mike S

07-01-2003 19:31:17

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One of you had some good advise on my trying to get a 501 sickle bar going well on my 960 tractor. Could one of you help me with some attachment questions? There are 2 cast arms which pivot on the 3pt. hitch pins. The previous owner had them tied up to the frame with twine. Also, the sales brochure I found on the internet shows a rod which goes from the lower pivot of the frame (where the break away can occur) to somewhere on the tractor. Mine is missing the rod. Where does this go? Also, I need to know how the 3rd arm is constructed so I can re-attach the big spring which is supposed to suspend the whole thing. Mine was missing the 3rd arm so I've just got it hooked up like anything else. It's a little bit of a pain to make sure it stays where I put it when I lower it to mow.
Is there any discussion boards just for farm implements, so I don't have to bug you guys on non-tractor related topics?

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07-01-2003 22:24:01

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 Re: another 501 mower question in reply to Mike S, 07-01-2003 19:31:17  
This site has an implement section where 501's are discussed a lot, but you are not bugging me here. :)

I'll try to get a pic to you tomorrow of my upper arm with dimentions. (You are the one who emailed me?) My problem: a Town house with my wife & the good computer, and a farm with the tractors. The camera is _always_ in the other place or wrong vehicle when I think of wanting it or off-loading pics from it....

I am only familar with 501's being mounted on Ford tractors, so I am _not_ familiar with those ball/arms you are talking about. But I think they are for mounting on a different model of tractor, and are used to lift the bar some?

On the Ford, you should not need those. What you want is a rod with 2 ball joints coming off the lower left frame - it is attached to a spring & rod going across the bottom of the mower, to lift the bar up when you lift the 3pt. It will clamp on to the left 3pt arm of your tractor.

As luck will have it, the mower happens to be attached to the 960 right mow, so I will try to get pics of it to you tomorrow.....


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Mike S

07-02-2003 19:55:51

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 Re: Re: another 501 mower question in reply to paul, 07-01-2003 22:24:01  
Thanks Paul, I really appreciate it. I had it out a little tonight before dark. It mows the light & medium grass really well, but some of the pasture is valley shaped & the fescue grass is really thick. THe mower keeps loading up unless I slip the clutch to barely move a little bite at a time. I keep having to back up or lift the 3pt. to clear it, or even disengage & clear it by hand. Not very much fun.
If I can get the attachments lined out the way their supposed to be, maybe that will help.
Mike S.

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07-02-2003 15:07:39

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 Re: Re: another 501 mower question in reply to paul, 07-01-2003 22:24:01  
I would be interested in those photos also. I have a 960 and have been looking for a 501 mower, but may settle for a Massey unit that a guy has here at work and guarantees it will work on my tractor. I made the mistake of buying a Dearborn unit and it is too much trouble to deal with.


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Mike S

07-02-2003 19:58:42

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 Re: Re: Re: another 501 mower question in reply to Dan , 07-02-2003 15:07:39  
Don't know where you are, but there's a 501 for sale not far from me, in Harrisburg Illinois. They're asking 300 for it & say it's been used recently.
I wished I'd went to look at it before I bought the one that I did. If want the number, email me & I'll pass it along.

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07-02-2003 20:47:25

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: another 501 mower question in reply to Mike S, 07-02-2003 19:58:42  
I would be interested in checking out the mower. I live in Southern IL near Mt Vernon. Seems I can't e-mail you cause of the spam hiding feature, so hopefully you read this. My e-mail is danl@mvn.net and my phone is 618-732-6215. I work evenings so I am home most of the day.


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Mike S

07-05-2003 08:02:44

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: another 501 mower question in reply to Dan, 07-02-2003 20:47:25  
Dan, The email with the phone number is on it's way to you. The mower is near Harrisburg, IL.

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