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Old 03-23-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default JD 445 seat on a 425?

I have a 1995 425 that has the shorter seat on it. I'd like to know if I could purchase a seat for a 445 (taller back seat) and put it on my 425. Is it a direct bolt up or does it take different mounting hardware?


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Old 03-23-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: JD 445 seat on a 425?

There is a different mounting bracket, on the 445 and 455 there is just a cotter key to remove and then the seat pulls off, it has a couple of brackets on bottom for a rod to go thru. I don't believe the 425 has these, not that you couldn't replace the whole seat bracket though.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: JD 445 seat on a 425?

Is the 445/455 seat that much better? I need a new 425 seat . . . and I've thought about the whole bracket and seat from a 445/455, but wasn't sure if it was really worth it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: JD 445 seat on a 425?

It's got a higher back to it which I like. I like the seat on my 2305 a LOT better than my 425 due to the taller back on it. I might make you a great deal on a like new original 425 seat....
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Default Re: JD 445 seat on a 425?

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It's got a higher back to it which I like. I like the seat on my 2305 a LOT better than my 425 due to the taller back on it. I might make you a great deal on a like new original 425 seat....
If you do move forward with the new seat setup, I would be very interested.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: JD 445 seat on a 425?

You can just change your seat, did it on Dad's 425 when he had it. But if you what to upgrade the suspension don't get the one for the 445/455 way to much money get one for the x595 that is what I did. Only ting I could see between the two was the 455 suspension had bolts build into it and the x595 suspension just had the holes.

Link to what I did http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=151159
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:42 PM   #7
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Default Re: JD 445 seat on a 425?

98ramtough, I put the deluxe seat and suspension from an X748SE on my X748 and kept the original suspension. The deluxe suspension was put on when I bought the new tractor so the original suspension is new. I sold the original seat but have a seat from an X595 that has a crack or two but is still very usable.

If you have some interest send me a personal message.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:28 AM   #8
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Default Re: JD 445 seat on a 425?

98ramtough,

I have a high back seat like the one on a 445, but it has a bolt pattern that should fit your 425. It came off a 322 that I bought but was installed using only 2 bolts. I never knew exactly what it was designed for, but it may fit. I will take a picture of the bolt pattern Monday and post it. I have two 455's with the high back seat and it is SOOOO... nice for my back.

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