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sickle bar mower

Postby tomstractor » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:06 am

I am replacing the wood shaft on my sickle mower and need to know what color to paint it. The rest of the mower is blue and I have seen the bar painted white or blue. Not a show mower but would like it right. Thanks

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Re: sickle bar mower

Postby SamsFarm » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:10 am

Just leave it natural wood!

When the pitman breaks, you'll be happy you did not waste your time painting it as you install a fresh one!
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Re: sickle bar mower

Postby tst » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:19 am

most I have seen or the IH white

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Re: sickle bar mower

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:07 am

The nos I have is unpainted. If you want to go old school, they were ochre color.
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Re: sickle bar mower

Postby Drfting1 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:54 am

I used just linseed oil on mine, kept it good looking and gave it a bit of protection
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Re: sickle bar mower

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:10 am

I believe they were cream until about '56 when they changed to white. Ochre had been used on previous pitmans, but I believe was phased out before the Cub mower was built.

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