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 11-01-2001, 16:38 Post: 32887
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 Sickle Bar for JD 670

I'd like some opinions and experiences on using a sickle bar on the 670 model John Deere.Thanks!






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 11-02-2001, 08:30 Post: 32905
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On the small compacts one of the things you need to be concerned with is the stability of the tractor when the mower is down. We had a fellow that put his fathers 9' cutter bar on a large B-series Kubota. It had more than enough power to run it, but had a lot of leverage on it when down, and he was fine with caution until he was mowing a bank and wanted to raise it nearly rolling the tractor over. There is a company by the name of Sitrex that builds 5' sickle bar mowers that we use for compacts. They use a belt drive system that is just like the bigger brand names we sell and they are priced reasonable compared to others.






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 11-03-2001, 04:23 Post: 32918
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 Sickle Bar for JD 670

Roy I use an "OLD" JD b (I think) 6ft cut. It/I converted it for 3pt. I only use it a couple of times a year to trim under the low branch pines. Unless you have a special purpose in mind sickle bars are a pain to maintain, ask any old farmer who used them to trim pastures. I sometimes also trim the ditch banks and along the road also. Knives get loose, re riviting, guards get bent. Knives break. As Art mentioned the 5-6 ft belt drive would probably be the way to go, but the loose knives and guards are a fact of life. However as I said I only use that old $25.00 converted mower a couple of times a year and use lots of TLC and old motor oil (I can hear tree huggers whine now) on the cutting bar for storage and while cutting dry grass.






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 11-03-2001, 07:31 Post: 32927
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Here's what I've got:
~3 acres, one cleared and 1 wooded. The rest is overgrown with heavy brush including vines. The brush is encroaching on the cleared area and starting to choke soem small (6'-8') evergreens on the edge on the cleared area. I want to clean out most of the brush.
Being new to the compact tractor world, I thought a sickle bar would be my best bet....what are my other options?

Thanks for the answers, folks!






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 11-03-2001, 08:11 Post: 32929
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I'd get a bush-hog style mower as they are cheaper to begin with and if you back them in under the vines you would be able to knock them back.






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