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NWFORD    Posted 06-14-2019 at 15:27:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • ford 515 sickle mower breakback assembly
  • Have been messing with this Ford 515 three point sickle mower for a couple years. No matter what I try I can't seem to get the breakaway arm to hold as it should. It will release just driving across the yard with the mower down. I've adjusted the length three bolts holding the main the spring and it doesn't seem to help any. I can grab the end of the sickle bar, pull with one arm and get the breakaway arm to release. Can't see any obvious issues in the latch as I currently have it apart. Anyone out there have one of these and any advice?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-14-2019 at 19:35:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Do you have the owners manual? Here is the LINK to our library...


    Tim Daley(MI)

    NWFORD    Posted 06-14-2019 at 21:52:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes. I have an owners manual. Have also read through the one on this website. Hoping someone has one and can explain what I'm missing.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 06-15-2019 at 06:16:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sound like you are missing the "transport lock" look at the operators manual again, should be a lynch pin that locks it into the transport position.

    NWFORD    Posted 06-17-2019 at 10:13:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't believe its the transport lock. When the mower is in the operating position it trips like you've hit an rock. I've adjusted the float spring as decribed in the manual. I'm having issues understanding how the welded collar on the end of the breakaway latches. Does in latch against the front of 242239 tube and the latch 242555 holds it?

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