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Fenceline Mower
I built this fenceline mower in the 1950's to fit International M & H tractors. It mounts on the right side and runs off the belt pulley. It uses two V-belts - one runs from the tractor pulley to a double pulley on the mower frame and another runs from the double pulley to the top of the shaft that runs down to the cutter blade. The blade is made out of heavy metal with four mower sections attached to it. When they get dull you knock them off and attach new ones with rivets. I built this rig after years of using a sickle mower to mow under fences. Clutching the tractor that much was hard on my legs and on equipment. This mower mounts on a spring-loaded arm and has a large circular guard above the circular blade. It bumps against posts and other obstacles, allowing the mower arm to bend back out of the way and then automatically folds out again under the fence once you're past the post. (John Harp, Easton, !!l. 62633 ph 309562-74167)

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4