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    Default E.L. Caldwell & Sons Brushcutter...where to find parts?

    I bought , actually traded for, an old brushcutter. The tag says its a caldwell model S2S58. does anyone have any information on this unit? im trying to find a replacement blade for it, but havent had any luck. the gearbox seems to be very heavy duty and in good shape but the blades are a unique shape that would be difficult to reproduce.instead of being a typical flat blade, they are a dropped blade .

    the previous owner said his dad used to make blades out of old grader blades for it and said that it was an excellent brush buster. to my knowledge, grader blades are usually high carbon steel and i wouldnt think it would be standard practice to heat and bend it to shape.

    It would be far easier to just keep my eye out for a decent used bush hog, but you must know...i just dont have it in me to throw away a vintage implement that could possibly be used for something. Its what i do...i do my best to preserve and breathe new life into old stuff. call me crazy, lol
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    Default Re: E.L. Caldwell & Sons Brushcutter...where to find parts?

    Do you have a Tractor Supply in your area? I think I have seen blades like that at their stores. Might go to their website and do a search.

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    Default Re: E.L. Caldwell & Sons Brushcutter...where to find parts?

    i have looked at several different blades for different machines but most drop style blades only drop 1-3"....mine drops around 8". still lookin...
    "I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." ~ Helen Keller

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    Default Re: E.L. Caldwell & Sons Brushcutter...where to find parts?

    well after exhaustive research, im still empty handed. i have however decided that high carbon steel tends to break easier....so i will make a pair of blades from mild steel and see how that works.
    "I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." ~ Helen Keller

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