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jimmq

sickle bar for for 712 or B A/C

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jimmq
A question for the guys with sickle bars. How well do they work? I have about 3+ acres of field that gets mowed about twice a year. Im mowing with a cub lo boy with a mott flail mower that is going to need some expensive parts soon. Will a 712 or a B series with a bar handle it? Im trying to get rid of some equipment and have 1 or 2 good tractors.

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Most sicklebar mowers that you will find for sale will work on the B and not on the 712. There were quite a few of these made and sold, and there are usually quite a few showing up on ebay. Any of the tractors with a cone clutch type mid PTO like the 712, will require a sicklebar mower with a planetary gear reduction unit on it to slow down the speed. These were made and sold, but there are very few of them on the market.

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Im thinking of finding an old B to restore along with a bar and a loader(or make a loader). The main thing is the sickle bar but the loader would be handy. Just doing a bit of research on it first. Does the bar for the B series have a gear reduction? Are replacement knives still available? Thank you in advance for the info. This is a great site.

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