2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Front-Mount Sicklebar Mower
The motor, with a 6-in. pulley on the gearbox, mounts directly over a 3-in. pulley on the mower's driveshaft, further reducing speed. A bracket for an idler pulley and a handle for engaging it were fabricated from flat stock and angle iron.
A length of 3/8-in. rod from the inside of a wire spool mounts to the front of the mower. It serves to bend tall grasses and stalks away from the mower as it cuts.
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