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scyle bar not mowing

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Joemow, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. Joemow

    Joemow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    We have a new New Holland tractor with a Allamo- Trimuph mower sycle bar that doesn't cut grass to well. It only "half cuts" and just knocks the rest over, wich in a day or so stands back up again. I've tryed different speeds & RPM's but the same results. The blades are also new. I've also tryed to raise the bar a few inches while mowing but the same results.
    Can anyone help us out ?
  2. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    What kind of grass are you cutting? and also how tall and how frequent do you cut it?

    Im asking because a sycle bar mower just cuts the stalk of the grass and doesn't chop or mow anything. People around here use the for cutting hay and its easier for the grass to be raked into rows and then baled if the grass is sill long..
  3. Seon

    Seon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I'm sure you've greased and oiled the all the moving parts? It may be binding and not operating fully.
  4. Joemow

    Joemow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Grassmaster- We are cutting roadsides for the town highway dept, so there is different type of grasses. It is 99% grass we are mowing & average height is around 2 1/2 ft .

    Seon- The sickle bar is in top running condition, greased every day & is not binding at all. It does seem to get clogged from the grass that has already been cut falling in front of the bar.
  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    1. grease and oil it

    2. tighten belts

    3.reduce ground speed

    4. increase rpm's

    5.if you run over an ant hill STOP, shake it out and continue. the dirt it the bar will make it cut like s***

    thats what we used to do out in the hay fields, maybe it will work for you.

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