The Dual Action Sickle Bar Mower attachment offer several advantages over its single-blade predecessors, including less vibration and greater efficiency and speed when mowing. A key difference between it and the Single-Blade Mower is that it contains two blades, which move in opposite directions.
It is available in two different versions, either with fingers or without fingers. The version with fingers is what was previously referred to as the “duplex” model. The version with fingers is able to mow at higher speeds than the single sickle bar mower and has less vibration. This version is best suited for mowing grasses and hay.
The other version, without fingers is what you need if you plan to mow saplings or other woody materials. The reason it is better for this use is that the fingers can be prone to break on the version with fingers when mowing such materials. The version without fingers also includes heavy-duty, self-adjusting tensioners.
Both types of Dual Action Sickle Bar Mower are much wider than the tractor’s wheelbase. This feature makes it easy to trim alongside ponds, under fences, along slopes, or in other low-clearance places. The sickle bar mower makes it much easier to mow in such areas than a conventional tractor. It is also useful for harvesting hay.
Please note: The 82″ version should only be used with the model 660 Hydrostratic tractor.
- The version with fingers is available in bar widths of 47-inch, 59-inch and 71-inch.
- The version without fingers is available in 51-inch, 67-inch and 82-inch bar widths (the 82-inch model is only intended for use with the model 660 Hydrostatic tractor).
- Mower can cut saplings up to 1 1/2 inch thick.
- Replaceable blades
- Spring-loaded blade tensioners
- A swivel joint in the shaft allows the bar to follow the contour of the ground.