In Reply to: Re: Dearborn 14 - Series Sickle Bar Mowers posted by Jack - Iowa on August 23, 2017 at 22:24:43:
You did right on the "Balance spring". It purpose is to give a balance to the weight of the syckle bar. When you get the cable from the spring, through the pulley to the balance arm you see its purpose.
Ther is no spring cushion for the breakaway, just a cap on the break away rod. When the sickle bar brakes away you got to clutch and brake FAST.