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Didn't know if anybody knew their models of sickle bar mowers. I picked one up that I'm pretty sure is a 6' not a 7, and didn't know if there was a way to tell what model it is so I can pick up a manual for it. Won't be able to get pictures until wednesday.
 

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I've never seen a model number on my two, but was able to identify them through the manual, so putting up a photo would be your best bet.


 

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The bar is about as tall as I am when it's standing up, so I'm guessing its a 6' cut. Drawbar mount. If more pictures are needed let me know. I have finals monday and tuesday, but should be able to take a break studying to get some more pics
 

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It appears that the lift lever is missing.
It is Model No.25, semi mount, (we knew it as the GL27V ,made in Geelong Aus.)made in two versions, vertical lift or plain lift. A good heavy quality mower, and it would fit any tractor with a drawbar, didn't need hydraulics. As long as you had a PTO you were in business. 193.000 were made between 1940-50.
If you have a lot of mowing to do, put a hydraulic ram on it. (a single acting ram does it)
 

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I think it is a 27V as the slip clutch is built into the upper drive pully and the frame is a true v shape. A 25 has an offset V frame and the slip clutch is on the pto shaft....James
 

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Thanks guys. I had tried to see where it would bolt up when I had the 400 up here last fall, but it seemed like one of the drawbar braces was in the way. I'll have to see if I can figure that out. The hope is to use the rams for the loader on the H to lift it up. I'm going to try to run a cable from the lift up to the loader ram. I would love to run it on the MD since that's the one that has the live pto, but we'll see how much of a pain it is to get mounted.
 

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Just recently back on the forum. I have cut many acres of hay with a similiar if not the same mower. The H was my favorite power. An M is enough harder turning that it made mowing work. A square corner can easily be cut at least with the seven foot mower by by turning the tractor a hard right when the wheel lines up with the standing hay in the other direction and hard braking. Another source for parts is an early Brillion hay conitioner. Dad told me not to turn as hard with the conditioner since the weight would make it oversteer. I knew what he meant when after the first turn I made not a 90 but more like a 135 degree turn! This mower has been adapted to something other than a farmall I think. We bolted the cross piece on the mower directly to the drawbar of the H. Did you get it going in time to cut hay? To me live power isn't as necessary as an easy handling tractor. Vern
 

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I never did get around to hooking it up since I need to hook up a cylinder to even move the thing. We have a 12' mower that we use to cut our hay with so this is just a side project to mow banks with. When you bolted it up to your H, did you take the drawbar off? To get this thing on it's feet it needs all new knives, a pitman and the PTO shaft needs work. The tractor end is wore so bad that the mower end has a good bit of slop inside the tractor end. I'm trying to find a new PTO shaft for it, but it looks like I'll just end up welding the mower end up to make it tighter inside the shaft.
 

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No. The swinging drawbar was set to the side and the mower was bolted to the drawbar. I don't believe the two pieces bolted to the front of your mower are original. That is why I felt it may have been used on something other than an IH. The cross piece on the front of the mower should bolt directly to the tractor drawbar. If I am correct then the shaft would have been run extended more than design intent and might be the cause of excessive wear. Vern
 

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Thanks Vern. When I had my MD backed in, the pieces on the front lined up with the curvature of the drawbar. I'm trying to get my 350 diesel on its feet right now then I want to get back working on the H, but hopefully I can get the mower in and see what I can do with it. I would have to use a come-a-long since I have no brackets for a cylinder at the moment.
 

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Yes. This one Reese has has the straight axle, flatbar yoke and spoke wheel. The 31 also had the breakaway on the drawbar, at least the one I had did and so does the one in my picture....James
 

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Yes. This one Reese has has the straight axle, flatbar yoke and spoke wheel. The 31 also had the breakaway on the drawbar, at least the one I had did and so does the one in my picture....James

I stand corrected. hehehehehe.
 

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I have sat on my dad's Super H for many an hour mowing with a sickle mower like that. We'd mow the pasture, wheat stubble and grass for hay. Grab the thumb buster and spin the wheel hard right and step on the right brake pedal and turn a 90 and keep going.

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I am in the process of putting one of these back into working order. Can anyone tell me the length of the pitman arm for it. Not sure of the model but it is IH and mounts the same.
 
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