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post #1 of 27 Old 02-08-2018, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Back after 4 years, & goodbye 455...

Hello old friends.

I haven't been on here in something like 4 years, mostly due to being busy at work and home and other life events. But I had to come back to announce a change in tractors I thought I would never make (and hope I don't regret).

I still have my '99 455 All Wheel Steer with a 60" deck, 47"snowblower, Buford bucket, 3 point hitch, crappy cab and rear rack with forks.

But it will be up for sale when I can get my landscaping trailer out from under the snow, clear out some space in my garage, and go get my new-to-me 2305.

The 455 AWS is an awesome machine, no doubt about it. It has served me very well. If I had money, time and outbuildings, I wouldn't sell it. I would keep both. But instead I have stuff I need to do and, well, the deal was just too **** good. So since I can only have one....

A 2010 2305 with 400 hours. Barn kept. 60" belly mower, 47" snowblower. Heated Curtis hard cab. 200CX loader. 52" JD Broom. Rack and forks for the FEL lift frame (looks like it belongs on a skid-steer). Frontier RT1150 Rototiller. Huge Country Line York rake. JD Weight box. Front grill protector. All so clean they look new. All for a price that is nutty low for this area. It's like getting the rototiller, york rake, forks and broom for free. I couldn't pass it up.

So, now that I'm back, I guess I have to leave here for the SCUD group.

Anyone in Upstate NY interested in a 455 AWS, let me know!

Take care ya'all.

Tom

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Welcome back, Tom! Thanks for the updates. Congrats on your new to you machine.

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Re: Back after 4 years, & goodbye 455...

Thanks! Good to be back. I got invaluable information about my 455 when I first joined and am looking forward to getting great help, tips, and advice for my 2305 going forward, and to adding as much value for others as I can.
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Every time I'm at the one of the dealer I keep eyeing the series 1,2,3 e/r. The dealer to the Southeast of me has them with the nice cabs, the dealer to the north of me has them without the cabs. Very nice machines!!! Maybe someday. . . . Congrats

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Keep posting here! We wanna see more! I would have a tough time giving up the 455 as well. I think one of the projects with the 2305 would be to build a building or lean-to for the 455....

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Hello old friends.

I haven't been on here in something like 4 years, mostly due to being busy at work and home and other life events. But I had to come back to announce a change in tractors I thought I would never make (and hope I don't regret).

I still have my '99 455 All Wheel Steer with a 60" deck, 47"snowblower, Buford bucket, 3 point hitch, crappy cab and rear rack with forks.

But it will be up for sale when I can get my landscaping trailer out from under the snow, clear out some space in my garage, and go get my new-to-me 2305.

The 455 AWS is an awesome machine, no doubt about it. It has served me very well. If I had money, time and outbuildings, I wouldn't sell it. I would keep both. But instead I have stuff I need to do and, well, the deal was just too **** good. So since I can only have one....

A 2010 2305 with 400 hours. Barn kept. 60" belly mower, 47" snowblower. Heated Curtis hard cab. 200CX loader. 52" JD Broom. Rack and forks for the FEL lift frame (looks like it belongs on a skid-steer). Frontier RT1150 Rototiller. Huge Country Line York rake. JD Weight box. Front grill protector. All so clean they look new. All for a price that is nutty low for this area. It's like getting the rototiller, york rake, forks and broom for free. I couldn't pass it up.

So, now that I'm back, I guess I have to leave here for the SCUD group.

Anyone in Upstate NY interested in a 455 AWS, let me know!

Take care ya'all.

Tom
I bought a deck for my 1025R But found for mowing duties I still use the X748 I also Have a Loader for the 1025R and I am still using the 45 Loader On MY X748. So if I were you I would keep the 455AWs with 3point hitch for mowing at least Then sell the other attachments for the 455 and You could always get one of these as a Temporary shed https://www.lowes.com/pd/Suncast-Gab...-9-ft/50301079 for storage for the 455 until you can build a out building

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You might want to keep your 455 as I realize space is at a premium for you but wait until after the first couple mowings then see if the 2305 will work in a wet yard. I know as I intended to get rid of my lawn tractor after I bought my 2305. What I discovered very quickly is my yards soil is a fine mix of dirt and clay. After a long winter of moisture the clay stays pretty wet for a month after the grass gets growing. The clay, the weight of the 2305, 4WD just buried the 2305 in deeper. I had to get a buddy over with his bulldozer to come over and we used chains to pull the now really dirty 2305 out of the wet clay.

I use now a X590 in the spring. Before it was a L120.

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You might want to keep your 455 as I realize space is at a premium for you but wait until after the first couple mowings then see if the 2305 will work in a wet yard. I know as I intended to get rid of my lawn tractor after I bought my 2305. What I discovered very quickly is my yards soil is a fine mix of dirt and clay. After a long winter of moisture the clay stays pretty wet for a month after the grass gets growing. The clay, the weight of the 2305, 4WD just buried the 2305 in deeper. I had to get a buddy over with his bulldozer to come over and we used chains to pull the now really dirty 2305 out of the wet clay.

I use now a X590 in the spring. Before it was a L120.
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congrats! That looks like a great package deal you found. I hope to find something similar this year, tho the 455 ain't going nowhere!! I'll be keeping it for lawn duty, the Hydro tilt dump is awesome as I don't have to touch a blade of grass.

Good luck. and be sure to post pictures of that beast in action!

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I hear you Moon Man, I let me my 455 AWS go with some regret. I just didn't have room for them and their associated attachments along with the 1025R replacements. I just haven't been able to talk the bride into an adult size toy box (60' x100'.....with room to add on). She mumbles something about even more space that I would fill up.

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I hear you Moon Man, I let me my 455 AWS go with some regret. I just didn't have room for them and their associated attachments along with the 1025R replacements. I just haven't been able to talk the bride into an adult size toy box (60' x100'.....with room to add on). She mumbles something about even more space that I would fill up.
I'd get shot for a 60 X100 But My 37 X 28.5 is two story The Bottom floor Is that dimension the Top floor when done will be 37 X 18 of usable open space But there will be 6 storage closets upstairs so I will have More space But Because of the angle of the Roof those closets start at 7ft height and go back to about 2ft You have already seen the Inside of the Bottom floor on another forum
But Here it as again for those that haven't seen it
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I'd get shot for a 60 X100 But My 37 X 28.5 is two story The Bottom floor Is that dimension the Top floor when done will be 37 X 18 of usable open space But there will be 6 storage closets upstairs so I will have More space But Because of the angle of the Roof those closets start at 7ft height and go back to about 2ft You have already seen the Inside of the Bottom floor on another forum
But Here it as again for those that haven't seen it
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