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post #1 of 9 Old 05-06-2019, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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(Another) New to me 455

Since I retired a few months ago, I've been looking for 425, 445 or 455 over the last several months to build a loader for. I had found a couple that would of worked, but missed them. This 455 was listed on C/L for $2500 for over 30 days. A couple of weeks ago I see that he dropped the price to $2000. Sent a message and set up a time to go see it. Here is the way it was listed:





He had bought it from his employer to fix-up, but he found that he just doesn't have time to work on it, so he put it up for sale. He had bought new side panels as the ones on it were broke on the bottom. He cleaned the fuel tank and installed a new fuel filter and got it running. The 54" deck is a little rough and one of the gauge wheels hanger has been welded up. The gearbox looked good and no noise from it.

So I offer him $1700 cash and he took it. I know how you all want to see pictures, so here they are.






















































Just ordered a new hood, grille, decal set, seat and tail light assembly. Plan on changing all the fluids later this week and find a correct battery for it. The rear fender pan has some stress cracks around the seat bolts, and going to pick one up tonight along with the lock-up knob, forward and reverse pedals, and the correct throttle knob. All the removable metal parts will get stripped and powder coated.
The rear pan on the trans-axle must of had a leak at one point and someone resealed sealed it with silicone, so I want to replace with a new gasket.














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'68 140 H3 Will have a 4 way 54" blade on it for snow removable.
'69 140 H1 "Ole Faithful" My main mower with 48" replacement deck K341 powered (this is in my signature photo)
'71 120 H1 Haban sickle mower will live on it once I get it restored
'72 140 H3 Lives with a 33 tiller with both extensions on it
'73 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'74 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'81 314
'88 332 Wife's Tractor
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-06-2019, 01:58 PM
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Good purchase.. good platform to work on. Pays to be patient. Congrats on retiring!
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-10-2019, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats on retiring!
Thanks,

One of the first projects that I want to get done, now that I'm retired, is to build the 2 140 H3's I have down to bare frames.
It's been 8 or 10 years since I tore the first one down and just never took the time to build it.

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'68 140 H3 Will have a 4 way 54" blade on it for snow removable.
'69 140 H1 "Ole Faithful" My main mower with 48" replacement deck K341 powered (this is in my signature photo)
'71 120 H1 Haban sickle mower will live on it once I get it restored
'72 140 H3 Lives with a 33 tiller with both extensions on it
'73 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'74 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'81 314
'88 332 Wife's Tractor
'95 445
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-10-2019, 01:21 PM
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Re: (Another) New to me 455

Wow, you got that one CHEAP. I would love to run across a deal like that.
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Re: (Another) New to me 455

Looks like a lot of potential especially at that price. I bet he got cold feet after feeling the sting of the side panels purchase. Hard to blame a guy for that.

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Re: (Another) New to me 455

Yep, that's a good deal, going to need some elbow grease and a few greenbacks but it should come back nicely!

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Re: (Another) New to me 455

The rear cover of the Tuff Torq hydro does seal with sealant/gasket maker from a tube. Rebuilt mine a while back and no gasket is made for that area where the rear cover mates to the main case.

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I got everything I ordered but the seat and it was just shipped yesterday. They forgot to ship the decal that goes inside the hood with the hood, but they are going to ship it on Monday. I got the rear fender pan, lock up pedal, and forward pedal locally. Total on all this so far is about $850. Also got 2 gal of low vis Hygard and filter along with a gal of synthetic Rotella and engine filter.














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'68 140 H3 Will have a 4 way 54" blade on it for snow removable.
'69 140 H1 "Ole Faithful" My main mower with 48" replacement deck K341 powered (this is in my signature photo)
'71 120 H1 Haban sickle mower will live on it once I get it restored
'72 140 H3 Lives with a 33 tiller with both extensions on it
'73 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'74 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'81 314
'88 332 Wife's Tractor
'95 445
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Re: (Another) New to me 455

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The rear cover of the Tuff Torq hydro does seal with sealant/gasket maker from a tube..

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Thanks, I guess I won't mess with it then.

Rodney


'68 140 H3 Will have a 4 way 54" blade on it for snow removable.
'69 140 H1 "Ole Faithful" My main mower with 48" replacement deck K341 powered (this is in my signature photo)
'71 120 H1 Haban sickle mower will live on it once I get it restored
'72 140 H3 Lives with a 33 tiller with both extensions on it
'73 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'74 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'81 314
'88 332 Wife's Tractor
'95 445
REdington is online now  
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