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drastic dave
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:03 pm    Post subject: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Need ideas to keep the blade straight while using stay chains, Or ideas on finding or building clipping wheels for international 1300 sickle mower
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:10 am    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If keeping it straight you mean the bar is kicking back like if it hit something and tripping? You have a few issues. 1 The knife is dull 2 driving to fast for the knife to cut it 3 the trip latch could be loose or worn. For the dull, you need to look at the sections and guards and hold downs if the hold downs are letting the knife raise off the guards then they are worn out if the knife has chips ,cracks, or is worn compared to a new one then new sections are in order,and if the ledger or the guards are not looking like new ones then you need new guards or it could be a combination of all of that. if the vegetation is thick tangled stuff you may need to slow down a bit and if the latch is worn then it needs fixing.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:22 am    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I dont want to cut at ground level I want to cut it about 12 high. I want the bar to be level at that height. My 3 point hitch leaks off so I was thinking chain stays would keep the mower at the proper height but didnt know about the bar. Ive seen clipping wheels on older mowers but cant seem to find any for a international 1300
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would think you could take a wheel off that old lawnmower behind the shed. Bolt it to the divider board.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You'd have to fabricate a wheel. Is 12 now a requirement? I haven't had CRP to mow in a long time, just curious.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I missed the 12 inch first read. Bicycle wheel?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just want to cut it high and not cut the grass that I drilled this spring. We have had almost drought conditions here in West Ky and grass i sowed is just getting by and I didnt want to cut it. As far as I know there are no height requirements.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have made and used a wheel to raise my bar up 6 to clip off my CRP the first time it was planted. You need to use a very solid type of wheel. I used one off of an old air compressor. A bike wheel or similar light duty wheel will just fold up and bend when you turn. I know from experience. After two tries I finally used the heavy wheel with a solid, hard type of rubber and had a heavy gauge metal rim. I made some heavy metal brackets to hold the wheel and bolted in onto the outer shoe. I took an extra used inner shoe and welded some metal together on it so it would hold the bar off the ground 6. It all needs to be fairly strong or it will bend and such when turning or going around curves. The wheel should have a good bushing so it can be greased or the hub will wear out quickly.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:53 am    Post subject: Re: Using sickle mower to mow crp ground Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Dad made a runner out of flat bar just like the slide on the end of the bar only taller about 6 tall. It was just a 1/4 x 3 bar formed at an angle in the front and mounted firm. We mowed acres of Sit Aside acres back in the day. It held up good and I just noticed in the Junk I saved??? If you was close I would give it to you or could take a picture and post it. Sounds like you are set on a wheel and as others said it has to be a real heavy duty one. I had a light duty one and it fell apart?? Cleddy
 
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