Ford 501 Sickle Mower

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killingtime

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Is this is a good mower? What's it worth?

I don't know much about the old ford sickle mowers, but was looking at one to mow hay with and maybe roadways and ditches.
 

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i go to a 40 acre pasture auction by ebharris in nc and they sell alot of those for around 100 bucks a piece.. I bought 2 its a really good auction to pick up some good equipment for good prices. Its a annual sale http://www.ebharris.com/
 

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If you get a sickle-bar mower, you probably don't want to use it in the roadways or ditches. There can be all kinds of stuff in the ditches and around that could and will wreak havoc on a sickle-bar mower.

Ditches are what rotary mowers are for...
 

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sickle mowers are good if you dont have tickle grass.tickle grass will eat a sickle mower up.an it wont cut ticklegrass.
 
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skyhightree1":ikb56z92 said:
i go to a 40 acre pasture auction by ebharris in nc and they sell alot of those for around 100 bucks a piece.. I bought 2 its a really good auction to pick up some good equipment for good prices. Its a annual sale http://www.ebharris.com/

Where's the one at that you go to?
 

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killingtime":ijb8r8ze said:
skyhightree1":ijb8r8ze said:
i go to a 40 acre pasture auction by ebharris in nc and they sell alot of those for around 100 bucks a piece.. I bought 2 its a really good auction to pick up some good equipment for good prices. Its a annual sale http://www.ebharris.com/

Where's the one at that you go to?

warrenton,nc
 

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My grandfather had a ford 501 mower and it was a good mower but it has a pitman which how far the tilt up and down and stiil keep running , if you want to cut banks and ditches a pitmanless mower would be better because a pitman limits what you can do . I have a 451 NH mower ,which is pitmanless and it works good but I would like to replace it someday with a disc mower.
 

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