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Old 04-06-2010, 08:31 PM   post #16 of 140
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I've read nothing but great things about the 755. There's one here locally that the dill hole JD dealer can't sell because he's a jerk and is asking way too much. I looked at it and it's a very nice machine. Just was too big for what I needed or otherwise I would have asked my good JD dealer to find one for me.
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If you're not going going to buy the 755 in SC, can you fill me in on what city it's in so I can take a look as well.

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Old 04-06-2010, 08:47 PM   post #17 of 140
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I have had 655, 755, 855 and cant say anything bad about them. 655 was a little underpowered but I now use it for a spray tractor only and it has over 2300 ours on it. 755 and 855 have over 2500 hours on both of them. they are a tank, and todays 2305, and 2520 dont compare. The 2520 I have seems top heavy, and the 2305 just doesn't measure up to the tank like attitude of the 55 series.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:03 AM   post #18 of 140
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I'm still researching this!

Could somebody get me the width & length (w/loader) of the 955?

Also considering a gear drive, maybe 790, 870, or 950. Wouldn't be as handy for loader work, I know. But I'm kinda' "old school", I like the taller back wheels! Also see more ag & industrial tires on the gear drives, a must for me & expensive to replace the turfs.

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Old 04-07-2010, 04:35 PM   post #19 of 140
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Man...I should have jumped on the deal that prompted me to start this thread last year....was a 755 with sub 1000 hours. Had a front plow and rear ag tires...everything worked....he wanted $3,600 for it...cosmetically looked good too. "Sigh"....guess hindsight is always 20/20.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:43 PM   post #20 of 140
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If you're not going going to buy the 755 in SC, can you fill me in on what city it's in so I can take a look as well.

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I'll be driving by there tomorrow. I'll swing by and take some pictures for you and post them if he still has it. I haven't seen it parked out front the last few times I've been by so not sure if it's gone. I know his JD contract was recently pulled and he was removed from their dealer locator. Since then, he's only had a gator and an excavator out front. I'll let you know what I find out once I get by there. I bet if he's still got it that he probably wants to get rid of it quickly.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:49 PM   post #21 of 140
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Sorry, all the tractors are gone. I went by there yesterday and the only JD stuff he has left is a gator, excavator, and a trailer. Everything else is gone and he's a Simplicity dealer now.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:26 AM   post #22 of 140
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I have a 655. It may be under powered for what some of you guys want but it works great for me. I do landscaping here at my house and I love the little thing. I just bought a 4ft tiller and it runs it with no problems. I have picked up some pretty heavy loads with the bucket too.

I paid $5000 for mine. 1250hrs and a few new parts. Came with a bucket, belly mower and a ballast box.

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Old 04-17-2010, 12:57 PM   post #23 of 140
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Sounds to me like you got a good deal, northern.
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I've had a 755 since 1989, bought it brand new. I can't say enough good things about this tractor. I use it almost everyday on the farm and the only thing I've had to do with it is replace a couple of glow plugs and replace the fuel pick-up tube. Oh, and I also put new tires on it.
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What model loaders should be on the 755 and up, and can you still find them if need be?
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What model loaders should be on the 755 and up, and can you still find them if need be?
You want a 70 Loader...
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What model loaders should be on the 755 and up, and can you still find them if need be?
You buying that 18 acre parcel down here by me and Theo?
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:56 PM   post #28 of 140
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You buying that 18 acre parcel down here by me and Theo?
How much is it and where is it? No BS.
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How much is it and where is it? No BS.
Right off Brock Road, about a mile from where you turn off to Theo's/
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I recently purchased a 955 with a Model 70A Front End Loader for $4000. This is not a running tractor however. It is a "Tractor in a Box". The previous owner had overheated the original motor and then purchased a shortblock for the tractor and hired a "Non-Mechanic" to assemble the block. Needless to say, my brother and I picked it up in pieces.

We have since completed the teardown and reassembly of the block and should have it installed later this week. So far I am impressed with this little engine. It is a well built sturdy little engine with close tolerances.

While we were at it, we started looking at the old short block and found that the #3 piston had seized. We popped the pistons out and ran a bottle brush in the cylinders, and there are NO scratches. In my spare time I will most likely redo this block as well so that I can have a spare sitting on the shelf.

I have also included a picture of the grill that I have rebuilt for this tractor!
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