I received a old sears sickle mower this spring. I wanted to use it this fall and will be in a few weeks. The sickle are foot lever got in the way of the brakes and front tire. So, I hacked it off, bought a single port hydraulic ram with 8" of movement. It works great, little effort and now I just need a new front PTO.
john deere, 317, sickle, sears, mower, tractor, kt 17, hydraulic, modify