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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

About 23 horse power should be enough with a sharp knife. That's about the horsepower of the Farmall Super A's and C's that had a 7 ft. bar option. Most were 6 ft.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I also used a 2 horse IHC mower 6ft I believe, while dad used the #5 JD on a 48 H Farmall. Those horses were named Florie also, and Dixie. Ive gotr a #9 McD 6ft now, and a 48 H Farmall, and used them last week to cut an acre of dead grass. Too lazy to hook up the IHC simi mount for an acre.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Dad had a blacksmith make a hitch to connect our #5 JD mower to his 8N ford tractor. It would jerk the end out of the pitman rod before it choked the tractor or twisted the pto shaft.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

what tractor are you planning on pulling it with sv.?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The 3020 I know the tractor has the power but I'm trying to find
a pto shaft that will work
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:35 am    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-SVcummins wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:04:34 02/06/1Cool The 3020 I know the tractor has the power but I'm trying to find
a pto shaft that will work


The shaft to my sickle bar is no more than an inch square.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The earlier version of the No. 8 was the No. 5 and Deere advertised it using an H Deere of 14 belt Horsepower so that is not much. Belt horsepower closley equals PTO horsepower but might be a bit higher from not having to run the gears for the PTO. Biggest tractor made at that time that could run a mower was probably in the around the upper 30's So they would not have designed it for a 70 HP load
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

HABAN made 4 ft cut sickle mowers for garden tractors. They used 5/8" shafts for the pulleys driven off the garden tractor's mower drive pto. Anything 1 inch square or round should be plenty big enough for a 7 ft mower.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Leroy I hope you?ll be around this summer whe we go to actually use this thing you know an awful lot about these mowers
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

SPEED has a lot to do with the amount of power it would take to power a specific length of mower bar.
Putting 2 horses at a fast gait would poop them out faster than at a normal gate for them. 3 horses would make a substantial difference.
People nowadays may not want to be content with mowing at the same speeds as our dads and granddads did.
It would take a more powerful tractor to go at a more faster speed then they did back then.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have run a Deere#5, 7foot mower with a Farmall B and the tractor wasn’t hardly working. The front end wanted to slide a bit sideways from the cutter bar draft though. A B has 18 HP.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Farmallb wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:33:20 02/08/1Cool SPEED has a lot to do with the amount of power it would take to power a specific length of mower bar.
Putting 2 horses at a fast gait would poop them out faster than at a normal gate for them. 3 horses would make a substantial difference.
People nowadays may not want to be content with mowing at the same speeds as our dads and granddads did.
It would take a more powerful tractor to go at a more faster speed then they did back then.


The hay will fall a lot better and will produce fewer bunches and clogs running at fairy good clip. The farmer that I worked for back in the sixties used to really fly with his 8N and 7 foot side mount sickle.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The operators manual says 4 to 5 mph that's movin pretty good
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-SVcummins wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:48:59 02/08/1Cool The operators manual says 4 to 5 mph that's movin pretty good


I would say that Roger was doing 4-5 mph.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Sickle mower horsepower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

An H was 27 HP at sea level when new.At that altitude and it's worn out status,20.
 
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