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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2010 - 09:02 PM

Info on on JD 400, 420, 455 needed

When were they made?

Differences in the models?

Engines, Tranys, Features?

Attachments?

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 08:44 PM

Great website with another good group of people and loads of JD information can be found at Weekend Freedom Machines Click on "model info" and locate the 400 series. This should answer most of your questions.
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Posted July 09, 2010 - 09:00 PM

Great website with another good group of people and loads of JD information can be found at Weekend Freedom Machines Click on "model info" and locate the 400 series. This should answer most of your questions.


Mark, MAV, PM me last night with that same info, excellent site.

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Posted October 12, 2010 - 10:09 PM

You can think of the 400 series tractors in "generations."

Generation 1: 400 This tractor is unique to itself. Many of the attachments only work on a 400. Kohler powered.
Generation 2: 420 and 430. These share attachments. Onan and Yanmar powered.
Generation 3: 425, 445, 455. I believe these all share attachments, some have 4 wheel steering. Gas one are Kawasaki powered, diesels are Yanmar.
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Posted February 13, 2011 - 09:53 PM

From my understanding the 420 and 430 are considered the Kings of L&G tractors. Best that were ever made according to some.
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Posted February 13, 2011 - 11:16 PM

Well, the 420's certainly are sweet, everybody should have one. They can't have mine though...I'm keeping it.

I think JD quit making them in 1991 though, so you'll be dealing with a 20 year old tractor no matter what.

The 455's are nice. I like the foot control for the hydro. I only got about ten minutes on one though, so I don't know much about them other than they are a generation newer than the 420/430 series.
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Posted February 14, 2011 - 01:33 PM

My experience is with a 455, but I beleive it is the same for some of the other models.
Not too sure about model years, I thought they went up to year 2000.

Nice features, foot hydro, diff lock. You've got power steering, and 2 hydraulic outlets.
Optional rear 540 rpm PTO (mid is standard), optional 3 point linkage. 3 cylinder water cooled diesel, 23HP!
Can put 4-5 foot mowers on them. Mulching, rear discharge, side discharge.

Best thing by far though is the seat, oh boy, its comfy!

Ace tractors, if you can afford it, get it!

Mine has a PTO driven collector on the back and 4' deck. About 1100 hours on the clock and runs like a new tractor.

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Posted February 14, 2011 - 08:10 PM

From my understanding the 420 and 430 are considered the Kings of L&G tractors. Best that were ever made according to some.


I tend to agree but I am biased :laughingteeth:
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Posted February 15, 2011 - 01:09 PM

Years made:

400 - 1975 to 1982
420 - 1983 to 1992
430 - 1984 to 1992
425/445/455 - 1993 to 2003
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Posted February 15, 2011 - 07:03 PM

I tend to agree but I am biased :laughingteeth:


YES you are! I'm sure glad I'm not "color biased"! :bigrofl::smilewink:

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Just came back to this thread that I started back in July last year, needed info at the time for a purchase I was considering, aside from Weekend Freedom Machines, some of the recent info is very helpful in telling me about these series of tractors.

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 08:06 PM

YES you are! I'm sure glad I'm not "color biased"! :bigrofl::smilewink:


MEANGREEN, NUF SAID :love:




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