In Reply to: Re: Dearborn 14 - Series Sickle Bar Mowers posted by Charles Krammin on August 23, 2017 at 21:51:48:
It actually was the balance spring I was asking about. Someone had apparently attempted to take this one apart. You cannot set the adjusting rod flush with the cap as the instructions say and then capture the spring with the two nuts. I finally screwed those two nuts up as far as they would go and then turned the adjusting rod until the spring was captured. I'm still not quite sure what the purpose of the Balance Spring is. Apparently is a shock adsorber on the breakaway action. So far I have not been able to remove the cap from the breakaway unit. One more project!