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Sickle Mower Makes Great Hedge Trimmer
"I have lots of hedges and they're too much work to trim by hand," says Claude Peel, Brownlee, Sask., who transformed a sickle hay mower into a hedge trimmer that'll cut branches up to 1 in. thick.
"All I did was take a 7 ft., pto-driven International hay mower and strip it down to nothing. I then put on a 10-hp, W isconsin gas engine and a pulley and belt assembly to drive the sickle. The engine has a 12-v. battery and electric start," Peel notes.
"The sickle and guards went untouched although I reinforced the cutting bar so it's sturdier. To trim the hedge, I mount the mower on my tractor bucket with two bolts and I'm ready to go. I can trim as high or low as the bucket will go."
If needed, Peel can still use the mower to cut weeds or grass around the farm. He's planning to build a mower that'll also cut vertically along the side of hedges.
Contact: FARM SHOW Follow-up, Claude Peel, Box 33, Brownlee, Sask. SOH OMO Canada (ph 306 759-2620).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #6