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Finkbeinerpulling
Ok, so on last weekends excursion to new york to pick up my B-1 allis i stopped in at sandy lake implement to check it out and found a pair of sickle bar mowers. one is a allis and complete the other is a simplicity and missing the blades and bar otherwise complete. long story short i brought them both home-one for me and one for my coworker. i took the allis and I've got it running and mowing but it has a few rough blades and a couple guards are busted up. I'm sure i could find blades and parts and such but at what cost? My latest idea is to trade mowers with my coworker for the incomplete mower and set it up with 3 inch stuff i can buy ANYWHERE. My coworker is a freak over original stuff but i know I'm gonna use this sucker so I'm not real anal about it. i have countless grain tables and such laying around the farm waiting to be scrapped which i can get a pretty good start from since the entire bar pretty much has to be changed. then i just gotta build a bigger crank for 3 inch travel. just a idea right now but has anyone else done it? thoughts?

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D-17_Dave
They can be converted to use late model blades BUT, you'll have to have a new bar made with the correct dimensioned holes. If you redrill the bar it will weaken and break under load.

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CarlH
You can get new sections here: [url]http://www.sickleservice.com/[/url] Sections for Simplicity/AC sicklebars are not listed. You will need to call and ask. IIRC, about $5 each. Rivets may be obtained from McMaster Carr. - cheap The guards seem to be only available used. - shouldn't be too many $$ Member HTews makes a replacement bar that the sections are riveted to. You can also get bar stock from McMaster Carr and drill the holes.

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Finkbeinerpulling
Ok thats not quite as bad as my dad was afraid of, he was worried about 10+ per section. does anybody on here use these things extensively and mow a lot with them?

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huffy
I believe the Sickle Service part # for the blades is 207-231. If you go on their website and enter that part # it will show you the specs, so you can compare them to your old blades. I'm planning to redo my sickle bar once I finish with my tractor resto. If you're going to redo yours now, it'd be cool if you did a thread in the Show & Tell forum detailing the process.

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dhardin
I have 3 walk-behind tractor sickles (Simplicity). They are about 30" cut and all the guards are fine and blades just need cleaning and sharpened. If you get in a pinch I may be able to sell few guards. These are the same parts on the B series knives and guards.

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TylerK
On 6/8/2012 at 12:30 AM, JimDk said:

There is a nice write-up with pictures of a sickle conversion in the "Do-It-Yourself" section of the Simple Tractors site.

Does anyone know where this write up can be found?  I have been searching and cannot find it...

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PhanDad
3 hours ago, TylerK said:

Does anyone know where this write up can be found?  I have been searching and cannot find it...

I don't think the "Do it yourself" section made the transfer from the old site to the new site.  It's a shame because there was some good stuff in that section. 

The old site is no longer available (at least for me).  

 

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