Re: 445 Showed up on the Dealer Lot
My neighbor's old JD lawnmower just crapped out and won't be fixed. Meanwhile I spied this 445 at the JD dealer that I thought he might like. The dealer doesn't put out many old models so I took note and checked it out. The salesman said it's so new that they haven't priced it yet. Knowing only what it looks like, 992 hours on the clock and a 60" deck, what's a good asking price? How's the quality on the 445s?
Never say never until you look at the machine. Similar 445 at dealer near me. Both the 445 and 455 appeared at the dealer at the same time. The dealer is 4 hours from me so I phoned and offered $3000CDN/$2300USD for both machines sight unseen, he said yes. At least my son lives a mile from the dealer and sent him to pick them up.
The 445 ad said cosmetically poor, one side panel all busted up, 445 already had ECU replaced, whew ($1139USD). Got it home and lo and behold the top of rad was split. Fortunately I had a spare rad. Looked at the engine and someone had replaced the plastic valve covers with aluminum. 722 hours was curious about cam, phoned dealer and he thought it was replaced, looked at nuts on the muffler and front of engine and looked like they had a socket on them at some point. Other than side panel and rusted mower deck, machine is spotless after cleanup esp where wiring and electronics are located, looks like it was stored inside.
The 455 1088 hrs, 3 point hitch, also came with MC519 blower and cart. Air filter looked like it had never been cleaned or replaced in a 1000 hrs. Someone was changing oil and put double the amount of oil, I drained just about 2 quarts to get it back to fill mark. Other than that runs like a top.
So better to check out the machine yourself or with someone that knows a bit about them.
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Last edited by pipsqueek; 11-02-2019 at 08:59 AM.