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    Default Sickle bar adjustment...getting hay to fall backwards

    Trying to figure out my new sickle mower. My old 350 Deere the hay would always fall backwards no matter how it was adjusted.. This Sitrex double action seems to be a little more finicky about this. Are you suppose to angle your bar upwards towards the sky to get it to fall backwards? thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Sickle bar adjustment...getting hay to fall backwards

    Try driving faster or increase knife speed
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    Default Re: Sickle bar adjustment...getting hay to fall backwards

    Quote Originally Posted by blaze 57 View Post
    Are you suppose to angle your bar upwards towards the sky to get it to fall backwards? thanks in advance
    I believe you are. The bar should lean back about 10 degrees. This also helps the rock guards ride up over hidden objects.

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    Default Re: Sickle bar adjustment...getting hay to fall backwards

    Is the knife registered? Should never point below flush, if you have heavy thatch try tilting it up until it runs easy.

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    Default Re: Sickle bar adjustment...getting hay to fall backwards

    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE R View Post
    I believe you are. The bar should lean back about 10 degrees. This also helps the rock guards ride up over hidden objects.
    Yep! angled up must better. Thanks for the replies here!!

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