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JD 455 - ??? any front end mower that utilize the quick hitch???

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All - I'm 67 years old and my JD 455 is 23 years old - sweet machine! I'm getting to the point where it is tough to crawl under the tractor to hook up the belly mower deck each spring (and remove it each fall!). I have the slick little front-end quick connect for the snow blade and I was wondering if any of you folks might know of a Deere or an after-market mower that would hook up in the front of the JD 455 and take advantage of the front-end quick connect feature? Thanks!
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I think you would have problems steering especially trimming a lawn. Even with a heavier 4WD machine and rear wheel steering on my front mow, it often takes a little bit to get the mower's casters to get in line when stopping starting or making hard cuts. If you are just mowing and moving snow, I'd look at something like a F935 or one of the diesel front mow 4WDs (F1145/1445) if your lawn can handle the weight. The front mow space in a more traditional GT seems to have been locked up pretty good for a long time by Steiner.

That all said, what you are asking about has been done but I think all the ones I have seen were fabricated:

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