I have seen all the new double action sickle mowers out there.
I want a 3pt 8-9foot sickle bar mower that when tilted up at 90 degrees it will work as well as down at 45 degrees too, simple hyd, motor at hing point with hyd lift cylinder,,,, cheap to make rock guards and the serrated sections easy enough to get,,,,were is the 5 and 6 thousand dollars come from when it is an old design from over 50 years ago. Even a belt driven from the pto costs the same,,,its not a new design,,, it is not like the design n was just discovered and first production,,,,,,,,,,,,the steel is really the same ???? maybe it is the new paint??? is to capitalize on the haying industries,,,when will these people truly understand that with low prices they get greater sales and more volume turn around,,,stop selling at suggested price of 100% mark up or more and sell at fair price,,,flat 10% over what each part and implement cost to get to the shop and divide delivery charge equally between every thing delivered.
I have a Ford 501 6' and it is just to short,,,, I also have a John Deere model M no. 51 sickle mower with 6' bar and a second 5' bar with the Yoke on it as well, I am willing to sell but any ways,,,,, If any one can shed some better light, go for it!!!!!!