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#1 zolt OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 10:19 PM

getting a 455 with hydr. front blade and 60" deck, for a really good price cuz of high hrs...
have 332 but could not find used or new plow for it up here---Canada, sooo... i thought why not have one diesel for summer and a heavier one for winter...lol,

am i going to regret?:confuse::confuse::confuse:

Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, February 01, 2012 - 10:43 PM.
Fixed the Date of Gt


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Posted January 18, 2012 - 10:55 PM

I say if you got it for a good price, then you're not going to regret it. Congratulations. You're going to love the 455. Nice machines.

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 05:15 AM

Zolt, are you sure about the year. I'm pretty sure that 455's were only made until 2001 . The Xseries would have replaced the 455 with the x495.
Heres a link to some info.TractorData.com John Deere 455 tractor information

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Good catch, Brian. The 2009 year slipped right by me. The 4X5 series were made from 1993 to 2001 when it was replaced by the X series as Brian mentions. See: http://www.weekendfr...ment-164990.pdf

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Those 455's are a nice tractor. Don't see many of them up here. Ihad a x475 and man did that baby drink the gas. The diesel probably uses 1/2 the fuel when you aren't working it hard.

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Posted January 20, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Zolt, Good tractor! I bought mine last summer with 1700 hours on it. It has 54 deck and new 54 blade plus the power flow. I was concerned about the hours but the guy had all records which made me feel better about it. So far so good. Does yours have AWS?

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Misterbear, if the tractor was maintained that is not a lot. I've heard of the Liquid cooled Kawasaki powered tractors going to 3000hrs before any problems. You will save a pile of money on fuel with the diesel. My x475 used over 1 gallon/hr even for light work. I now have a 2320 which uses about 1/2 the fuel. The 455 is a really nice machine.
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 12:00 AM

OOPS---- old age setting in, it is a 1999 455, not a 2009,.....
it is not an AWS, but still handles nice,
drove it off trailer today, really nice feel to it--- although quite different from the 'hand throttle control' of the 332, no creeping in neutral--bonus,

i do have one more rookie question, how do i engage the diff. lock? i do not have a manual for it, and what i read on the net is very unclear about how to use it,
again, any help is greatly appreciated,
zolt
and of course, thanks for above replies.......

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 06:56 AM

There is an reddish-orange button on the left foot rest. Just pressed it down to use it and release it when you're finished using it.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 12:54 PM

so you have to keep your foot on it while you need it?
or, can you take your foot off once you pressed it, and then press it again to disengage...
told you it was a rookie q......

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 01:01 PM

I believe you have to keep it depressed the whole time you need it.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 04:54 PM

thanks, that is what i needed to know,
i'll try it next time i'm using it,
hopefully will not have to--from what people are saying, it has good traction(and it does have chains and wheel weights)
again thanks for replies,
-----of course the temp. today was 0C--(32 F)-and sunny.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Zolt, sometimes when you push the dif lock button down it won't lock up until the wheel turns a bit. You will feel when it goes in. Also when you take your foot off it sometimes it won't disengage right away. I found that took a bit of getting used to when I first got my x475. It makes a difference when you are plowing. It does make it harder to steer as it tends to keep the tractor going in a straight line. I have a good sized hill on my gravel driveway and although the dif lock is a bonus I find chains make a bigger difference in most cases.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 09:04 PM

again, thanks,
all this will help me to get used to it,

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Dont want to leave it engaged over hard pavement, very hard on the rear end




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