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Wear Blocks Increase Sicklebar Life
John P. Webb, Sickle Service Inc., Grand Island, Neb.: "You can easily double the life of your sicklebar and increase cutting capacity of your combine, swather or mower with our new wear blocks that save wear and tear to the knifeback.
  "They consist of a 1/2-in. thick by 1 1/4-in. wide, 5-in. long, piece of hardened steel that bolts on the two guard bolts between hold-downs on the cutterbar.
  "Typically, there's up to 1/4 in. of forward and backward play between the knifeback and the guard itself even on new parts," says John. "As parts wear, play increases to 1/2 in. or more, causing wear and tear on the knifeback. The machine loses capacity as the knife moves further back in the guards. The wear block, which bolts on top of the cutterbar, makes contact with the sickle section. Then you slide the wear block forward so there's a minimum of forward and backward play at the front of the guard. You bolt the block down with bolts that are 1/2 in. longer than the original guard bolts.
  "You install one wear block per foot. It takes about two minutes."
  Fits virtually any combine, swather or mower.
  They sell for $3.44 apiece plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sickle Service Inc., 3090 W. 2nd St., Grand Island, Neb. 68803 (ph/fax 308 381-7090; E-mail: jw24426@navix.com; Website: www.sickleservice.com).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2