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Sweet!! I love me some 455s! Unfortunately the plastic is what it is, I just bought an aftermarket on eBay, it’s 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.

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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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-john-deere-forum/1325921-another-new-me-455-a.html
 

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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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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-john-deere-forum/1325921-another-new-me-455-a.html
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.

CCMoe
 

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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.

CCMoe
 

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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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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.

CCMoe
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.





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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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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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.
HOF,

The 455 is one of JD's better products sans the plastics covering the Yanmar diesel and the gauge cluster.

IMO, they are worth putting money into.

CCMoe
 

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check your Diff-Lock plunger/actuator shaft seal... mine was popped out and resulted in a slow leak out of the tranny....
 

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Nice machine!

There are 3 places most common to leak on the k92 transmission.

1. Swash plate o-rings
2. Pto seal
3. Diff lock seal

If I recall the new parts are pretty cheap at the dealership. My diff seal didnt want to stay in place so I had to use some thread locker to hold the seal in place.

The diff lock and pto seals should be fairly easy to replace in the machine, however the swash plates o-rings I'd recommend removing the trans out from under the machine. Removing the transmission is a pretty easy task.

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I'll have to take the seat pan off to track down the leak, it doesn't seem to be in the common spots. I took the instrument cluster apart and cleaned it, the pic is mid cleaning, it actually looks nice now. I also got the temperature gauge working by slowly moving it back and forth a few times.
 

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Your cluster looks great. You should have added a couple of drops of lubricate to the tiny shaft and let it soak for a day or two before putting it back together. Next time. I had a leak from the right rear of the transmission on a 455 and it was a tiny plug on the top left side looking from the rear. It is easy/cheap to replace but the way JD made the frame you have to drop the rear end to get to it. One one-inch hole in the frame and it could be done by removing the wheel. I believe it is the cover for the end of a shaft that runs through the tranny. In this picture, it is to the left of the rubber hose and looks like a big button. To get to it I had to remove the four big axle bolts and then the drive shaft and the hydraulic lines. I blocked the two wheels so that they would not allow the tranny to rotate backward or forward and then jacked up the frame until I could get to that plug. About four hours of labor for a $5 part!
 

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