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    Veteran Member jimmysisson's Avatar
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    +1 on the oil finish. The film-forming finishes are vulnerable when you put the machine in use. Oil is more forgiving, if not as shiny.
    Jim
    "Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly" Mae West

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    Thank for the input on the sealent. I think I will use the linseed oil on it.

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    Platinum Member jpm1's Avatar
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    Mahindra 2810 HST, Kioti DK35SE HST

    Default Re: Sickle Mower Wood

    I have made many a tongue for equipment out of Spruce or tameric wood. It is light in weight but very strong and flexible . Just my opinion . . .John
    Lord, Help me to be the man my dog thinks i am . . .John. Mahindra 2810HST, 108H loader with Quick tach buckets and forks. Kioti DK35SE HST with loader, Hyd. top link and second set of rear remotes, 60" and 66" buckets, Kubota 900 RTV and a bunch of other good stuff
    Buy more equipment, It makes life easier.!

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    2012 Kioti CK27HST w/cab

    Default Re: Sickle Mower Wood

    I got me a 4x4 pressure treated for the tongue and an old shovel handle for the pitman arm. Works good for me. Cheap, too.

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    Bronze Member Ed L's Avatar
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    Default Re: Sickle Mower Wood

    On my MF sickle bar mower, I found that Black Locust held up best. FWIW, the factory used Hard Maple. I've also seen square aluminum tubing as well.

    Ed

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