We use our Haban Sickle bar mower to mow around our lake. Later in the summer the water level gets lower, the ground isn’t as soft, and the 4 foot bar will reach all the way to the water’s edge.
I wanted to show a close-up of the guards and knifes. (I’m rotating the pulley by hand and the tractor engine is shut off in the video.) The Haban has a different guard than mowers I grew up using. All other guards I’ve seen extend below and above the knife. The Haban actually does a better job of not clogging with the shorter, simplier guards.