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    Default New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags

    Does anyone know what/how to adjust the mower so that the "elbow" doesn't drag when the blade is vertical?

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    Default Re: New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags

    Doesn't the mechanical lift work?

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    Default Re: New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayguy View Post
    Doesn't the mechanical lift work?
    I'm not aware of it having a mechanical lift not being very familiar w/ it; however, maybe it does? I'm certain it doesn't have any hydraulics. IFI attached a photo perhaps that could help ?

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    Default Re: New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags

    Quote Originally Posted by joedirtpa View Post
    I'm not aware of it having a mechanical lift not being very familiar w/ it; however, maybe it does? I'm certain it doesn't have any hydraulics. IFI attached a photo perhaps that could help ?
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    Default Re: New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags

    New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags-12_9sickle-007.jpgNew Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags-12_9sickle-006.jpg

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    Default Re: New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags

    I did some additonal online reading. I gather that the round housing/arm to which the rope is attached will raise the bar when the rope is pulled while the PTO is engaged. Should it stay in that raised position when the PTO is disconnected?

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    Default Re: New Idea Model 251 sickle bar pull type mower drags

    Yup, should stay up til you trip the rope again. Caution : it will drop with the rope pull even with the PTO shut off.

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