|Charles Krammin ||
Posted 07-19-2017 at 11:32:07 [URL] [DELETE]
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Mounting a Dearborn mower on a Ford 600
I learned some new things today when mounting a Dearborn mower to a Ford 600 3 p0int.
1. There is no female universal to switch from the 1 1/8"" to 1 3/8". I was able to
purchase a 1 3/8" complete replacement shaft (meant for fertilizer spreaders) that
will work however it comes in todays standard 3/4" X 7'8" rectangular shaft
(so universals line up opposed). I purchased the shaft from tractor supply.
I will have my buddy mill the 7/8" to 3/4" to make it fit the Dearborn 3/4" X 3/4"
receptor. This will still require proper placement to make sure the universal are
opposed. Some hacksawing of the rectangular shaft and receptor (new shaft comes with a quick coupler) adding a little extra length). The replacement shaft comes with the
safety shield, which will replace the sheet metal shield that kept the hay from
rapping around the shaft,
2. The Ford 600 3 point lifts higher than an 8N. Moved the lever stop to the most
highest position to stop the relief valve squeal. A permanent fix would be to extend the 8 3/4" arm extensions by 1".
This mower will now let me mow the roadside ditch where my "sweet pea flowers" are
grown for seed.
|Charles Krammin ||
Posted 07-20-2017 at 13:20:25 [URL] [DELETE]
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Re: Mounting a Dearborn mower on a Ford 600
On a Dearborn 14-16 sickle rear mount, the in to out movement of the 3/4' square shaft is only about 3", with the down almost up to the weld to the universal which creates problems.
1. This option of a sleeve would not work as the Ford 600 is already 1 3/8". not 1 1/8"
2. The use of an overrunning clutch 1 3/8" female to 1 1/8" male, Would require shortening the square 3/4" implement female end to accomadate the extra length of the overrunning clutch.
3. I decided on the purchase of a completely new drive shaft, that came with a 1 3/8" splined shaft,with snap coupler, and the standard 7/8" X 3/4" rectangular shaft and mill it to the Dearborn square 3/4". This shaft comes with the plastic safety shield also eliminates the bolt on shield that kept the cut hay from wrapping up on the shaf t and shorten the implement end by 1/2".
A 4th option is to use the adapter I use on the Ferguson buzz saw 1 1/8" splined pulley. I cut apart a 1 3/8" splined drive shaft before the universal and welded a old 1 1/8" splined shaft. This created 4" more in length which required 4 inch extensions.
I also updated my 2N to a 1 3/8" splined shaft as that is what my buss hog requires.