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Charles Krammin    Posted 09-05-2017 at 21:36:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Dearborn 14-16 moubt on Ford 600 and modications
  • The Ford 600 lifts 1/2" higher than an 8N. I had to make lift arm extenshions 1/2" longer then the 7.5 standard extesions for a 50's design Dearborn 14-16 sickle mower, so the relief valve wound not squel. The 14 16 uses a sliding solid top link, which is also an option for extending the slot. Not lifting the lift lever to top length is also a simple option.
    I also modified the PTO for the 1 3/8 PYO. TSC sells a 1 3/8 snap couple for Fertilizer spreaders ( replacement drive shaft only) that has a square slide 7/8" X 3/4". I had it machined down to 3/4 X 3/4" to slide into the female end of mower. I had to cut 1" off of the mower square shaft because of the added length of snap coupler. And cut 3/4" X 3/4" to length. Now I have an OSHA conpliant PTO drive shaft with plastic free spin cover. Old models used a sheet metal bolted to sway chain bars to keep hay from winding around shaft.
    Why does the 600 lift higher than an 8N?
    Charles Krammin

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-06-2017 at 05:35:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 14-16 moubt on Ford 600 and modications
  • HiYa Charles-
    The Hundred Series models had a tad higher profile than the N's. That's why there are different stabilizer bar brackets for them too. Lift arm pin connection at diffy case to arm ball socket is the same, but the height to fender boss is different.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Charles Krammin    Posted 09-07-2017 at 08:08:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 14-16 moubt on Ford 600 and modications
  • I use an adjustable sway bar on left, so no problem there. However I used the 8N fender mower break away mount (Dad put it on). The difference of right fender mount, probably explains why I need to extend the length of the break away (screw out). Currently the pitman bar runs close to the swivel of break away, on raised position. It appears the cutter bar is perdicular to the tractor movement.
    Guess I'll lay a 2 X 4" under tractor, from front center, to rear center, and another 2 X 4 behind cutter bar and check for squareness. Is there another way?
    Charles Krammin

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