I picked up an old MF 36 swather last year which was set up with kwik-cut knife and guards. Meant for cutting flax and lentils.
I took it out cutting hay and found it cut great but was hard on bushings, bearings etc. in the knife drive. Too much cutting area on the extra teeth. So this winter I've been planning to put it back to the stock knife and guards.
Going through the junk that came with the swather, I don't have enough of the stock guards, #143240M1 to cover the entire 18' knife. But in my scrap pile is a pail of good #228392M1 which are likely off of an old 760 header.
They have the same bolt pattern and general appearance, but #143240M1 have bars that touch the adjacent guards, and a lip to register them against the table. #228392M1 do not.
Anyone know if I can mix in a few of these guards? Just trying to save a buck as we all know how expensive guards are... easy to double the price paid for the swather buying them!