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MarkJ    Posted 06-25-2015 at 10:38:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Dearborn 14-1 Sickle Mower
  • Would someone who has the proper toplink for the subject mower please measure the length of it? It appears to be a fixed length toplink and i can fake it if i know how long it is.

    Thanks,

    Mark

    Jason S.    Posted 06-25-2015 at 12:10:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 14-1 Sickle Mower
  • The 14-1 and 14-2 both used the standard Ferguson top link with the exception of the height rack plate added to each side. They are 25" from center to center of the eyes on the top link but they did have a small amount of adjustment so it could go up to 25 1/2" or down to 24 1/2". Are you sure it's a 14-1 you have and not a 14-15? They had a fixed length top link that was built into the mower.

    MarkJ    Posted 06-25-2015 at 12:28:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 14-1 Sickle Mower
  • 99% sure it's a 14-1 with a missing top link. It has the cast mower support shown in the owners manual. The 14-15 has what looks like a fabricated support. It came with the '48 8N i bought last summer. It's hard to put on/take off, but i'd like to see if it works before i give up on it.

    Jason S.    Posted 06-25-2015 at 22:06:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 14-1 Sickle Mower
  • I was just asking. I own both mowers.

    MarkJ    Posted 06-26-2015 at 07:40:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 14-1 Sickle Mower
  • It's a very reasonable question, sorry if my reply sounded short. My mower has nothing on it that identifies it as a Dearborn or any other make. It has parts painted red, blue and just plain rust. I know it is missing the special toplink and the loop at the end of the chain that sits in the bracket on the toplink. I had to add the bracket for the safety pull rod and, unfortunately, a pto adapter to get to 1 3/8.

    Thank you for the measurement on the toplink. That will allow me to fabricate a replacement that is the correct length.

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