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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Hi Sodo...

    Good for you! I haven't really found a source for guards, so am using what I have even though the ledger plates are badly worn. If I adjust the section-to-knife clearance reasonably...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Hi Sodo...

    Sounds like you're making progress! The metal plate showing grease points on the wobble box is nearly gone. Fortunately I bought a manual years ago when I bought the mower. All the...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Yup! Hopefully, by the end of the day today, first cutting will be down.

    Thanks!

    Optiker
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Sounded great. One very slight bind when hand-turned that I couldn't find, but running, sounds pretty smooth.

    Thanks!
    Optiker
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    See the picture of my "test drive" of the MF31 sickle mower, subject of this thread. I guess by the looks of the results, the process was a success, and even in time to stick with my mowing schedule....
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Not in use, but installed for lack of any replacement guards. The sickle track is not full of weeds, but clean. Actually, it hasn't looked a weed in the face in three years! ;)

    I understand...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    The issue here is the vertical distance, when the guard is installed, between the plane of the top of the ledger plate and the bottom of the bar - the bottom of the bar being the surface of the guard...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Hadn't thought of grinding off the serrations. That might be a good alternative to new ledger plates. I found a source of them in small quantities at only @$1.25, so cost isn't an issue, but time to...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    I thought I'd send along a picture showing the variation in the various guards, including one which I am guessing is an original, since it's the only one with a bevel to match the underside leading...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    See the pictures. :) These are both currently reinstalled on the mower. The shiny one isn't rusted because I took it off when the mower broke last time a few years ago and had it in the barn. The...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    The first link didn't work, but the one to Agco Parts did. Thanks very much!
    Optiker
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    I have another question regarding guards. I have now re-installed the guards as I described in an earlier reply to Sodo. It bothers me that there is a good bit of variation in the gap between the...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    In reading through Sodo's thread from January, somebody gave a link to the Agco parts book. That was a bad link that didn't work. I don't have the parts manual for my MF31, just the Operator's...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Hi Sodo...

    I can't quite give up on it yet. I'm scheduled to mow on Thursday and don't have an option, so I'm putting it back together, with the adapted cutter bar from my old NI31, as many guards...
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    Re: MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    Thanks flusher! I already have the operator's manual. Would like to have a service manual, but don't know if there is one and never found one when I was looking for the manual years ago. I have read...
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    MF 31 Sickle Mower Refurbish

    I have two sickle mowers, a New Idea (NI) 30 that had sometime in its past been modified from pulled to 3-point, and a Massey Ferguson (MF) 31. I used the NI until the cast connection between the...
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