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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
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    40
    Location
    Monroe County WestVirginia

    Default Junk

    I commenced to rebild a MF 31 sickle bar gear box and determined that the small arm of the balancer was broken and a small part of it missing. None seems to be available new or used. It may turn out to be nothing but junk. My question is does anyone know the exact purpose of the small side of the balancer for which a small rod goes through the gear box through a needle type bearing through the balancer and the rod. It appears to me that this is more to take up space and prevent the balancer from moving back and forward. Does any one know for sure the designed purpose?

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Apr 2000
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    7,914
    Location
    Shingle Springs California
    Tractor
    New Holland TC40D

    Default Re: Junk

    You would probably get more feedback from over at www.ytmag.com I know you can still get sickle mowers, but they tend to see more use on old tractors.

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