2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Modified Mower Blade
I chop-sawed the ends of the blade off and then mounted sickle sections so that the total length is still 30 in., says Vogelzang. I heated the blade with a propane torch before drilling 1/2-in. dia. holes through it and each sickle section.
Then he welded a nut to the mower blade and put a grade 8 bolt through from the bottom, and then double-nutted that. If I should hit an obstacle, the bolt head usually hits before the blade so it stays sharp longer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bud Vogelzang, 13 1/2 3rd Ave. S.W., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 (ph 712 722-0828).
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