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AC808

Sickle mower...how many out there?

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AC808
How many of you have sickle mowers for your AC/simps? I have an oppurtunity to get one and a mid mount grader blade. Im just curious how much (even roughly) you may have paid for yours. I know, I know...Im NOT gonna ask 'whats it worth?' Cause I know that thats highly subjective. Thanks guys...

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puds
I bought a 46" (I think that's what they were considered) a couple of weeks ago for $235.00. Looks to be in excellant shape but had been in pole barn sitting for last 18-20 years. Also have no idea why I bought it!

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MPH
Puds, only reason you need to own a sickle bar for these ole tractors is 'because'. Might add, it was there too be bought. Mine came with my Landlord, seems they sell around the club here between 250-400, with real deals made every now and then. The grader blade is a Real handy attachment.

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WarrenVineyards
I've got one in good condition with the swathboard intact. I bought it at the same time as the hydraulic lift B-110 along with other attachments; rear end thatcher with basket(or is it a rotary trailing sweeper?), home-made cart, rotary mower, and a rear blade. Judging by what this stuff goes for on eBay, I got a really great deal. However, there is no market for this stuff in Central California, so I see it as a fair deal.

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rokon2813
I got one. :D For my B 12, all there in pretty decent shape for $250. I've had it just about a year and have not moved it or even looked at it since I stuck it away. I guess my reason was just "just to say I have one" ;)

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andy gartner
well, I got mine for $500.00 cause it's perfect. Original owner's son sold it, operator/parts manual, receipt, swathboard and rod, paint like new etc. Used maybe 10 or 20 times. All parts present except clutch/brake pedal protector-disc, if you have an extra.

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Chris727
I've got one for my Sears suburban, unfortunately it was the kind made by roper rather than Haban. Gave $200 for it with a rare Sears HT14, which is a Suburban with a Sunstrand Hydro (not a series 15) and its powered by a 14HP Briggs cast iron single, not one of those problematic tecumsehs. Its only about 40 inches wide so I would like to get the sears sickle working, and trade it or sell it and buy one of the AC/Simplicity sickles instead. I think these things are really good for cutting hilsides, and since I don't have a bush hog, I was hoping to use a sickle to cut tall grass.

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BrownA
I bought mine at a tractor show. It was on a trailer of rusty iron underneath other things. It had been modified to use a driveshaft but that was just bolt on stuff that I could easily remove. It was also missing the metal tunnel with the two pulleys in it that the belt goes through. It spins over fine and needs a pulley. I paid $25.00 and learned a lesson about rusty metal piles.

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johnmonkey
I have one for a simplicity 725 I paid ~$275.00 with an extra set knives. The bar was broken so I made another one and put it the sickel and I have not been able to get the bar to move freely back and forth. I just need time to fiddle with it. JH

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KenK
I have two sickle mowers,one that is restored and mounted on the B-10 that I paid $300.The other one I use out to the farm and I only gave $100 for it.They both came complete with swathboards.

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DarrylF
I have a very nice handle lift sickle bar that came with my 101. I also bought a nice cable lift one that fits RBTs with cone clutch for $200 at an auction. It is the only one I've seen for sale in this area and I would have probably kept on bidding if everyone else hadn't stopped.

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