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Default Ford 501 sickle mower

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I was looking for an answer to how far a ford 501 sickle mower will go below 0 degrees(level with the ground) and still work?
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We had a rusty red sickle mower of unknown brand. It would partially drop into ditches, probably 15 or 20 degrees or so.

I looked around the net and didn't find a spec but did find a copy of the operators manual for the 501. In the adjustment section it mentions that setting the cutter bar lift adjustment too high reduces the ability to drop into ditches.

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:14 AM
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Isn't the 501 a pitman drive? If so, i don't think it will work off horizontal...I have a 515 (actually have 2 now) and it's belt driven, so it will mow at any angle.
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