#22 Sickle Bar Mower

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#22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby BohemianJon » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:08 pm

I've been using my 130 and the #22 mower for quite a few years now and have broken several of the blade cutters...the small little triangle pieces that are riveted to the bar that goes back and forth. So, is there a special size I need to buy??? Where...like at Tractor Supply...or??? How to do the replacing...remove the bar...knock off the old rivet heads and hammer down the new ones...or is there a better way??? First time getting into this...all info appreciated...Thank you.

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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby tst » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:40 pm

those are ledger plates, they can be replaced, try the ih dealer or webs sickle service

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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:42 pm

Go to the PDF Manuals section and find the Cub 22/International 22 mower manual. It will explain how to replace knife sections, among other things. I have attached a listing of the common replacement parts and their corresponding TSC numbers.

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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:48 pm

tst wrote:those are ledger plates, they can be replaced, try the ih dealer or webs sickle service

I think he's referring to the sections. They can be found at any good ranch/farm supply. Herschel makes one that is marked a B- (serrations on the bottom). I'd suggest going to the PDF Manuals to read how to remove the bar. There is a tool called a Johnson Sickle Servicer that removes the rivets and will set them. You might see if someone on the forum near you has one. Otherwise, once the bar is removed, you can put the edge of the bar on a slightly opened vise, with the point of the section (knife) pointed down. By hitting the top of the section with a hammer, you can shear the rivets. There are multiple ways to set the new rivets; several tools, a hydraulic press, a hammer, etc.
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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby tmays » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:57 pm

I personally prefer the vise method Bob described. Then I set the rivets with a hammer. Good vise, couple pound hammer, and a solid metal surface to set the rivets and it can be done rather quickly

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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby Barnyard » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:22 pm

Jon, you are only four hours away from the CubFest near Cincinnati October 18 and 19. Bring that sickle bar and the parts and I will install them with you. We can have it done in an hour and you can spend the rest of the weekend having a good time with many of the forum members who will be here.

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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby ajhbike » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:31 am

why not use section bolts and get rid of the rivets?

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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:37 am

ajhbike wrote:why not use section bolts and get rid of the rivets?

I don't think there is enough clearance under the hold downs unless you switch the outer four to the high arch style like the inner one is.
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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:54 pm

Bolts are for kids! :lol:
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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby mozer71 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:42 pm

Rivets are the only application in a mechanism like this. I think it is wonderful that the rivets are calibrated to hold so tight, yet able to be replaced with hand tools/ compound punch, press.

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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby Slim140 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:27 pm

mozer71 wrote:Rivets are the only application in a mechanism like this. I think it is wonderful that the rivets are calibrated to hold so tight, yet able to be replaced with hand tools/ compound punch, press.

Not necessarily, when mowing 40+ acres of hay and trying to beat the weather a couple bolts in the middle of a hay field and back running without having to go to the shop is nice. Rivets are awesome.....until you break one in a hay field.
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Re: #22 Sickle Bar Mower

Postby mozer71 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:18 am

Yes and 40 acres are awesome to me. Sure there has to be some shoulder bolts and tools. Speaking about tool boxes, so many are worn out and rusted. People walk past them like they never happened . It is curious because these are the ones that Did happen for a long time.


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