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Great River in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sickle Bar Mower

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
1. Sickle Bar Mower Marker
Inscription.  This is an International Harvester Sickle Bar Mower from around 1900. It was originally designed to be horse drawn but this particular piece was modified in later years to be tractor drawn. These mowers were used to cut the hay on the many farm fields of the Cutting estate. The new mown hay was left to dry in the fields and then was picked up by the hay rake, loaded onto wagons and transported to the hay loft of the barn opposite this display. It was stored here and used throughout the winter as food for the dairy herd. This mower has the blade in the up position for transporting.
 
Location. 40° 44.453′ N, 73° 9.596′ W. Marker is in Great River, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Ruland Road 0.2 miles south of Montauk Highway (New York State Route 27A). Marker is located along the walking trail in Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, about 4/10 mile north of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Montauk Highway, Great River NY 11739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manure Spreader (here, next to this marker); Hay Rake (here, next to
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
2. Sickle Bar Mower Marker
this marker); Oliver Farm Plow (a few steps from this marker); Spike Tooth Harrow (a few steps from this marker); Neighbor Across the Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locust Bridge (approx. mile away); The Connetquot River (approx. mile away); The Country Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great River.
 
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Agriculture
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2017
3. Sickle Bar Mower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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