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    Default Price on a Dearborn Sickle Mower

    I've got a Dearborn sickle bar mower sitting out behind my garage, and I've taken on the task to clean things up. I think the best use of this implement would be for me to sell it.

    How would I come to a good estimate of the value on this implement? Are there any blue book type sites for old iron?

    It's the old kind that was meant to hook up to a Ford 8N. The pitman arm is missing, and I have two sets of knives for it.

    What other information do I need to gather before listing it somewhere. I've really never gotten into the antique tractor and implement thing. My dad rounded this one up for me when he heard I was looking for a mower. I got a bush hog instead, so this one is just in the way now.
    From now on I will only buy cars that are a silver/grey color. Then I can make all body repairs with Duct Tape.

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    Default Re: Price on a Dearborn Sickle Mower

    In good working order, not necessarily pretty, they go for about $500 in New Hampshire, more if the market will bear it. MikeD74T

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    Where do I begin.....

    Default Re: Price on a Dearborn Sickle Mower

    You can sink a small fortune into a sickle bar mower in the process of taking it from "rough" to "good". Sections (the individual tri-angle shaped blades) can cost beyond $60 for a full set. Rivets or bolts for the sections, add another $20 (+) Guards (w/integral ledger plates) $125 to $200 depending on quality and bar length. Hold-down clips, ect, add another $35(+) Need a new swath board? $20 to $50. U-joints, pitman shaft, misc. parts, add another $25 to $50.(+)

    So, Figure $300 for a CONSERVATIVE estimate of a rebuild to good condition. (ie ready to mow hay)

    Around here, any pitman style mower will sell in the neighborhood of $300 to $400 IN GOOD CONDITION.

    Pitman-less models (ie New Holland 451, ect) $400 to $1500 IN GOOD CONDITION, depending on brand, model, age, ect.

    Dearborn mowers in rough condition, I can find 'em by the boat load around here for $150-$200
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    Default Re: Price on a Dearborn Sickle Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmwithjunk
    You can sink a small fortune into a sickle bar mower in the process of taking it from "rough" to "good". Sections (the individual tri-angle shaped blades) can cost beyond $60 for a full set. Rivets or bolts for the sections, add another $20 (+) Guards (w/integral ledger plates) $125 to $200 depending on quality and bar length. Hold-down clips, ect, add another $35(+) Need a new swath board? $20 to $50. U-joints, pitman shaft, misc. parts, add another $25 to $50.(+)

    So, Figure $300 for a CONSERVATIVE estimate of a rebuild to good condition. (ie ready to mow hay)

    Around here, any pitman style mower will sell in the neighborhood of $300 to $400 IN GOOD CONDITION.

    Pitman-less models (ie New Holland 451, ect) $400 to $1500 IN GOOD CONDITION, depending on brand, model, age, ect.

    Dearborn mowers in rough condition, I can find 'em by the boat load around here for $150-$200
    Thanks for the details.

    I'm really not interested in fixing this one up. I already have enough projects that I'm passionate about. This would just be a chore.

    I would say that this one is in "repairable condition", though. The teeth are all good, and the guards are all there. The biggest thing would be the pitman arm.

    I may just be lawn ornament fodder. That's why I here writing to all of you... So I can know if it would be worth it to someone else to fix it up.
    From now on I will only buy cars that are a silver/grey color. Then I can make all body repairs with Duct Tape.

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    Default Re: Price on a Dearborn Sickle Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by Iplayfarmer
    I've got a Dearborn sickle bar mower sitting out behind my garage, and I've taken on the task to clean things up. I think the best use of this implement would be for me to sell it.

    How would I come to a good estimate of the value on this implement? Are there any blue book type sites for old iron?

    It's the old kind that was meant to hook up to a Ford 8N. The pitman arm is missing, and I have two sets of knives for it.

    What other information do I need to gather before listing it somewhere. I've really never gotten into the antique tractor and implement thing. My dad rounded this one up for me when he heard I was looking for a mower. I got a bush hog instead, so this one is just in the way now.
    5ft? 6ft? 7ft?

    I've been watching Ford sicklebar mower auctions on eBay for a few months. Mowers in good shape generally sell between $500 and $1000 depending on size. Your's seems to be in less that working shape. I don't think you'd get more that $200 for it.

    Sicklebar prices are very variable. For example, I just bought a 6-ft Allis-Chalmers tow-type sicklebar mower for $150. It's in working shape. Needs a little cleaning and a lube job to get it ready for mowing next year.


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