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#1 ryanp OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 08:04 PM

How much would you pay for a John Deere 445 hydro with a blown 22 hp engine. Not sure the hours, but it does have a 60" deck and 3 pth and pto. Thanks for your opinions Ryan

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 08:21 PM

I really have no idea as to value of these, running or not. Hopefully a JD guru will be along to help shortly.

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 08:31 PM

Is the 445 a diesel? I am sure they still bring some bucks but I can't help ya on putting a value to it.

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 08:39 PM

The 445 is a 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, gas engine with fuel injection. The problem is there is no repower options - you would have to fix the existing engine or find a donor 445.

Now the questions begin - how do you know the engine is blown? Up to about 1998 or 1999, Kawasaki used plastic cam gears in their engines, that had a tendency to break above 500 hours. Hopefully that's the scenario here as you can put in a steel cam gear kit from Deere. If it does truly have a blown engine, then the only option is to find a donor 445 with a good engine, or rebuild that one.

Those are the questions and options I would explore before I would tempt to buy it.
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Posted April 20, 2011 - 09:00 PM

But there are always re-power options if you have the time, tools, & patience to do it. But you HAVE to love the challenge!

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 09:31 PM

Parting it out you might get 1500-2000

So maybe pay 1000

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 10:31 PM

yeah its at an auction sale and all it says is blown motor but will go and check it out for sure. I am a mechanic by trade so fixing it wouldn't be an issue as long as its salvageable

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Posted April 21, 2011 - 06:03 AM

But there are always re-power options if you have the time, tools, & patience to do it. But you HAVE to love the challenge!


The John Deere 4x5 series had sophisticated electronics on them, electronic fuel pumps, the 445 had electronic fuel injection, relays, sensors, etc., so unless you want to reinvent the wheel, almost literately here, then there is no repower options. I can't say that it can't be done, but in the long run, it would be a nightmare of a project and you're best rebuilding the engine in it or finding a donor tractor.
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Posted April 21, 2011 - 11:57 AM

With a pair of side cutters you can remove all that junk ... its just a mower.... not a 747
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Posted April 21, 2011 - 01:33 PM

I have parted many of the 425-455 series , Yes they are a complex machine, on interfacing with the original wire harness, on the other hand that series is a nice choice for repower because the pto comes off the transaxle. The fuel gauge works without engine running,temp.gauge is typical. John Deere has very good schematics for their equipt. Not a repower for the faint of heart, but with average skills and the help of gttalk members you can do the repower and make it work as the factory (govt.) wants. I do not advise disconnecting factory safety systems. They are in place to protect you from yourself,but if you buy the tractor and use 1960 style safety features, be careful and remember the govt. safety system will no longer be in place. Shawn

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 09:49 AM

This has nothing to do with your question Ryan, but I :love: the sign in your Avatar!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 12:50 PM

:ditto::iagree:

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 09:26 AM

This has nothing to do with your question Ryan, but I :love: the sign in your Avatar!


haha thanks also got that sign at an auction but I sold it last year, $600 richer lol

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 09:46 AM

I would say $1,000 max. As others have mentioned repowering the 4X5 series is a real challenge. It all depends on the real condition of the “blown” engine.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 05:13 PM

How much would you take for this? I am VERY interested. Thank You. Ken




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