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Sickle stupidity ! Ouch.


BrownA

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Today I worked on my B-210 restoration project. Since it was nice outside here in Massachusetts I opened up the garage door and began cleaning up or juggling my stuff. Well, I went to move my sickle bar and while doing so I did a real stupid thing. I put my finger between the teeth/blade and of course as I did this the pulley rubbed up against the floor, Guess what happened next ? the blade closed on my finger, OUCH ! Luckily I was able to move the sickle bar assembly to get the blade off my finger. Needless to say it cut a nice line in my finger. The moral of my story is BE CAREFULL. Al
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I knew what your post was going to be as soon as I read the title. Either I'm psychic or I've "been there". Guess which..........
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I make it a point to always grab one of the skids on the underside and wrap my fingers tightly around that when moving mine around.
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thedaddycat
I find a pair of heavy leather gloves to be fairly good prevention, and much easier on the hands than the cure........
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The sickle will also bite you when you raise it, to put it in the transport position. This changes the distance on the pivot point and moves the blades.
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we mow allot of hay with a 9' sickel bar mower and you always hold on the under side and keep your fingers out of the gard win folding up or you can be down a finger.
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