In Reply to: Ford 501 sickle mower /breaking pittmn arms posted by Bill Redmer on July 06, 2015 at 14:38:57:
I too am having a similar problem (without the breakage yet). I cut last night for the first time on the 8N and it seemed like it kept dragging the ground and kicking back. I used it originally on my 801 and it cut great but overheated due to a tractor issue. So I moved the mower to the 8n and fought it all night. Finally gave up. It could only cut 30 feet and it would bog down, change height (usually drop), drag, swing back, etc.