Farmall A Mower Question

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
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Kyle Delong
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Farmall A Mower Question

Postby Kyle Delong » Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:39 pm

Hi all, I have a chance to get a really nice A that comes with a belly mower. It currently has the l59 woods on it. We need a mower that can mower stringy pasture grass up to 10 inches tall. Will that mower do it? Or is there another mower that would work better on the A? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Farmall A Mower Question

Postby BullDAWG » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:43 pm

It should work but may need to go a little slower in really thick patches or run it as high as possible n do a 2nd pass at low settings. If it doesn't work you can always sell the woods mower and I converted a 6' bushog to go on drawbar. But I'd recommend 5' as mine even with weights front n rear mine will pop a wheelie if not careful. I have some pictures of how to convert them if your interested.
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Re: Farmall A Mower Question

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:13 am

I have not used my l59 on my 140 however the person I purchased it from used it as a pasture mower. Sharp blades!!!!
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Tractors Owned: 1950 Super A
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Tufline 6' disc (old heavy pull type)
1953+ A-295A 2 furrow SlatWing Plow Chief plow (SA)
1950 cub-193 1 furrow SWPC plow (cub) (sold)
6' home made bush hog. Mounts on drawbar
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Re: Farmall A Mower Question

Postby BullDAWG » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:40 pm

Kyle, instead of PM'ing you those pictures of a converted bush/brushog I'm going to post some here. Still can't find pics of it installed or lifted, but y'all should get the idea as the 2 arms going forwards have a hole so pins can connect them to drawbar and the 2 chains go from lift arms to bushog to lift it. Adjust chain to have a little slack when lift arms are fully lowered. If it doesn't raise bushog when fully lifted you had too much slack in chains, lower and tighten slack a little and repeat till it lifts rear tire 4-6" mark or cut chain and you'll never have to adjust again when reinstalled.
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Also note: in bottom picture the pull bar arm isn't tight. The far back bolt holding it on is just snug then tack welded nut to bolt and closest bolt allows pull bar arm 0.25"-0.5" side to side adjustment (also tack welded) as when I had them tight and lined up fine on drawbar it NEVER would line up when trying to reinstall implement. It needed a little wiggle room to work. Have used it for years n don't see any wear on those grade 8 bolts.
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Re: Farmall A Mower Question

Postby ShawnAgne » Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:12 pm

I have a L59 on my 100, your going to want to go slow and keep the blades sharp. You may want to make multiple passes as that is what I had to do with the side ditch but then that was weeds and not grass. Also make sure the tensioners are tight so belt doesn't slip.

A bush hog may be better.
Shawn Agne


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