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post #1 of 22 Old 05-18-2019, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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My new 455

Just picked up a 455, I believe it's a 1998 with 1277 hours. This is my first John Deere and my first diesel. And yes unfortunately the hood is boogered up, and I won't get to try it out for a few days due to rain.
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post #2 of 22 Old 05-18-2019, 05:37 PM
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Sweet!! I love me some 455s! Unfortunately the plastic is what it is, I just bought an aftermarket on eBay, itís not OEM quality but for the price it made mine pretty again.

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Welcome to the red cap club. I just bought one a couple of weeks ago and it's a beast. I too went with aftermarket sides and hood for mine.
What part of Ks do you live??? We've had enough rain for a while. Wish we could go a couple weeks with any. A few farmer around here got some of the crops in, but most fields have been too wet.

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I'm looking at a 455 and was wondering what you guys paid for yours. I know some of the weak areas and figure that in on my offers. Things like the instrument cluster and the side panels. Seats are usually certain to need replacement. Tires are 50/50 on most that I have had as well as deck work. Around here most are bringing in the mid $3000's with more than 500 hours on them. One thing I truly hate about that series is the deck shaft hookup! I'm way too old for that kind of crap. I'm not prying but would really like to know what the trend in the 455 is. I have seen the 318's go down in value of about $500 to $1000 in the last year.
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Welcome to the red cap club. I just bought one a couple of weeks ago and it's a beast. I too went with aftermarket sides and hood for mine.
What part of Ks do you live??? We've had enough rain for a while. Wish we could go a couple weeks with any. A few farmer around here got some of the crops in, but most fields have been too wet.
I'm in the se corner near OK and MO. The rain has been relentless down here too.

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I'm looking at a 455 and was wondering what you guys paid for yours. I know some of the weak areas and figure that in on my offers. Things like the instrument cluster and the side panels. Seats are usually certain to need replacement. Tires are 50/50 on most that I have had as well as deck work. Around here most are bringing in the mid $3000's with more than 500 hours on them. One thing I truly hate about that series is the deck shaft hookup! I'm way too old for that kind of crap. I'm not prying but would really like to know what the trend in the 455 is. I have seen the 318's go down in value of about $500 to $1000 in the last year.
Most every 455 in my area is $3500 and up, whether it is nice and garage kept or run down with tons of hours. I paid substantially less and mine has a new seat, and the deck was just serviced with new blades and belt. Mine could use a new hood though it's strictly cosmetic. I looked for about a month before finding mine, good deals are out there.
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After checking the serial number mine is actually a 1997 model.
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I'm looking at a 455 and was wondering what you guys paid for yours. I know some of the weak areas and figure that in on my offers. Things like the instrument cluster and the side panels. Seats are usually certain to need replacement. Tires are 50/50 on most that I have had as well as deck work. Around here most are bringing in the mid $3000's with more than 500 hours on them. One thing I truly hate about that series is the deck shaft hookup! I'm way too old for that kind of crap. I'm not prying but would really like to know what the trend in the 455 is. I have seen the 318's go down in value of about $500 to $1000 in the last year.

I paid $1700 with 773 hours. It came with new aftermarket sides and it needs some work done to it cosmetically. The front tires are wore out and the rears are about 40%. One thing I need to do is take the instrument cluster apart and seal it. Rudy, I think you mentioned in Kyle's (mr beef) 455 thread on how to do that.

Here is the thread with some pics

https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...-me-455-a.html

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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
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'73 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
'74 140 H3 tore apart Being restored
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I'm in the se corner near OK and MO. The rain has been relentless down here too.
I was down in Franklin (just north of Pittsburg) just yesterday getting some used JD parts.

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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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I paid $1700 with 773 hours. It came with new aftermarket sides and it needs some work done to it cosmetically. The front tires are wore out and the rears are about 40%. One thing I need to do is take the instrument cluster apart and seal it. Rudy, I think you mentioned in Kyle's (mr beef) 455 thread on how to do that.

Here is the thread with some pics

https://www.mytractorforum.com/12-jo...-me-455-a.html
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You stole that or the clocks off, front tires being worn out at 773 hours, it had to have a lot of road time or a loader on it.

I'd say you got the buy of the forum at $1700, most of us would be in at $2700 and be happy about it.

Great deal.

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After checking the serial number mine is actually a 1997 model.
Is the serial number still on the deck?

From the pictures it appears to be keyed spindles which would dictate 106047 or lower.

1300 hour on a 1997 makes it under 60 hours a year, good score.

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I was down in Franklin (just north of Pittsburg) just yesterday getting some used JD parts.
Does that guy have parts for our tractors, I thought he only had stuff for 300 series and older tractors. I just moved from Pittsburg a few months back, I'm about 30 minutes further south now. I would have been all over your 455 for $1700, I'm in mine for $2500 and still feel I got a good deal.
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Is the serial number still on the deck?

From the pictures it appears to be keyed spindles which would dictate 106047 or lower.

1300 hour on a 1997 makes it under 60 hours a year, good score.

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REdington,

You stole that or the clocks off, front tires being worn out at 773 hours, it had to have a lot of road time or a loader on it.

I'd say you got the buy of the forum at $1700, most of us would be in at $2700 and be happy about it.

Great deal.

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There is still about 25% of the tread left on the fronts, but to me that's wore out. Could of had the cluster changed at some time.





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Does that guy have parts for our tractors, I thought he only had stuff for 300 series and older tractors. I just moved from Pittsburg a few months back, I'm about 30 minutes further south now. I would have been all over your 455 for $1700, I'm in mine for $2500 and still feel I got a good deal.
He has some 425's and 445's, but didn't see any 455's in his parts tractor stash.

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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: My new 455

Finally dried out enough to get some seat time on the 455. It's a heck of a machine, but I did come up with a few leaks. The oil drain valve is leaking, may just need a new o-ring or have to replace the valve. The transmission is also leaking but I haven't tracked down where it's coming from yet.
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