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Well, I got my tax refund today and went out and got a few new toys...... Here's the AC cable lift sickle bar mower, complete with swath board and wire rod guide.......

Here's a NOS Carry-All box that will go great on the kids' 725 after I "help" them rebuild it. It's never even been assembled, and has paint covering some of the bolt holes to prove it........

Last but not least, my Sweepster broom. The hitch is for a Cub, but that will soon be rectified....... PowerMax Paul, didn't you make a hitch for yours last fall? I have a few questions for anyone who has one of these brooms. Are there supposed to be some sort of guide wheels to set the brush height? If so, where and how are they attached? Could you send me (or post) some detailed pics of them and of the hitch? Also, on the left end it looks like the frame is open where the end of the shaft attaches. Is this correct??? Thanks to all who respond, and a special thanks to Dutch for his input even before I got this unit. BTW, the folks at Sweepster got right back to me after I e-mailed them some questions. New brush rings for this one are $155 for the Poly brushes, plus shipping to your local dealer. I have a set on order from the New Holland dealer who was only about 400 yards from where I bought this thing......

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looks like ya got yourself a nice lood. Those attachments are hard to come buy in this area. i like the sickle mower.
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Nice haul Kirk.... I've been kicking myself for while now since I traded my swathboard and guide for some other parts having aquired that sickle from Rob the other day.:( Any chance you could take a couple of close-ups of that angle bracket that the swathboard mounts to and even some measurements? Btw that tree in the pic looks awful close to your truck!!!![:0]
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Kirk, Nice load of stuff. They should keep you busy for a while. I don't believe that model broom uses guide wheels. There are two springs that control how much weight contacts the ground. Correct set up is very important. You just want the tips of the bristles to contact the ground evenly. The Simplicity hitch is quite different. It hooks to the tractor like a snowthrower. The belt comes off the front PTO straight down to a gear box. The only chain is the one that drives the broom shaft. The hitch also has its own clutch. It raises the gear box shelf to put slack in the belt. I don't use it since I have a clutch on the PTO. [img]/club2/attach/dutch/7.jpg[/img]
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