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Modified Mower Blade
Bud Vogelzang says his Ariens mower cuts a lot better in thick, heavy grass since he modified the 30-in. mower blade by mounting swinging sickle sections on each end of the 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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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3