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Posted November 17, 2016 - 07:48 PM

I'd been wanting a mowing tractor to use at the farm instead of the 3-pt finish mower. First thought was a Cub Low-Boy, heard too many comments about them being "a little under powered" @ 14 HP, so I looked into an International 185 @ 18 HP. Thought I had one a couple weeks ago when the seller backed out, found another one, but it was gone before I could get to it!

During my daily CL search I ran across another 755 that wasn't as complete as this one, then found this one at a dealer in Columbia, MO, 145 miles away. Called about it Monday afternoon & made arrangements to look at it today. We left home a little after 7 this morning, made a couple stops along the way & got to the dealer's at 10:30. Looked it over & discussed what it needed, they took it directly into the shop & told me it'd be ready in a couple of hours. We went to eat, then headed to Bass Pro Shops to look around, hadn't gotten there yet when the salesman called, it was ready. Service, lights working, top link & new battery. Tractors 2016 163.JPG

 

Got home by 3:30 with my NTM 1993-755! 20 HP Yanmar diesel, hydrostat, 60" mower deck.   Tractors 2016 164.JPG  Tractors 2016 165.JPG  Tractors 2016 166.JPG

 

Besides, I just wanted another tractor!   :D


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Posted November 17, 2016 - 08:50 PM

That's no fun, it doesn't need any work done to it!


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Posted November 17, 2016 - 10:07 PM

That's no fun, it doesn't need any work done to it!

 

Mostly cleanup, then some paint when I get to it!


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Posted November 23, 2016 - 12:37 PM

The new tail light came yesterday (part of the purchase deal), put it on this morning.  The new front tire came today, but i'll wait til next week to mount it, in case I have trouble seating the bead, I have had to take wide tires to the tire shop & have them use their "blast tank"!



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Posted March 19, 2017 - 04:18 PM

Guess I haven't kept this thread up to date as I should!

 

Last fall, I took the deck off the 755 & made a tool box holder & step for it:  Tractors 2016 175.JPG  Tractors 2016 177.JPG

 

Put a bottom in the front weight bracket to hold a chain:  Tractors 2016 174.JPG

 

Remodeled the 3-pt "A" frame to accept both 1-1/4" & 2" drawbars & store the 1-1/4":  Tractors 2016 173.JPG

 

Brought the deck up a couple days ago for cleaning, repair & repaint.  It needs a new idler bearing & a new belt is on order since the old one is pretty oily, it'll be kept for emergencies!   Tractors 2017 007.JPG

 

Cleaned & painted the shell today:  Tractors 2017 009.JPG


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 03:37 PM

Put the deck back on this morning:  Tractors 2017 012.JPG   Mowed enough to see that it's working properly!


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 04:18 PM

As much as I'm a red tractor guy, I absolutely love my John Deere 430 and F935's.  Simply awesome mowing machines.   :thumbs:


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 06:12 PM

As much as I'm a red tractor guy, I absolutely love my John Deere 430 and F935's.  Simply awesome mowing machines.   :thumbs:

The 430 & the 755 both have 20HP Yanmar diesels.  I just wanted the bigger tires for a smoother ride!

 

As for the F935, I have an F725 gas burner, nicest mower I've had!  HPIM1761.JPG



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Posted April 10, 2017 - 05:23 PM

First time actually using the 755, took it to the farm this morning for some spraying & mowing: Tractors 2017 019.JPG  

 

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The two nozzle spray boom covers 8-10 feet wide, remodeled 12V bilge pump to pump water from the 30 gallon tank on the trailer to the spray tank. 

Had a little "hot" odor when I first started mowing, but it didn't last long. Probably something on the manifold since this was the first time I've warmed it up good after I bought it last fall! Did fine with 2 hours of mowing, a little faster than the 790 w/3-pt finish mower & the hydro-sat is definitely nicer for mowing than the gear drive!


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Posted April 11, 2017 - 06:06 AM

How's the cut quality? That looks like a 60 deck off from the 420/430's with a different front caster bracket.

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Posted April 11, 2017 - 06:53 AM

How's the cut quality? That looks like a 60 deck off from the 420/430's with a different front caster bracket.

It did just fine!

 

It is pretty much the same basic deck with some mounting & gearbox changes.  The 755 & the 430 have the same engine number as the 430 except for the last two letters according to Tractor Data.  


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Posted April 17, 2017 - 04:55 PM

Made another trip to the farm today for a couple hours spraying brush (mostly wild roses) & a couple mowing.  Very happy with the little 755 for mowing, the speed control of the hydro-stat is much better than the gear drive 790.  I used a 5' Woods 3-pt finish mower on the 790 & had to constantly watch the loader arms to keep from barking a tree (I dropped the bucket while mowing).  I'm mowing in around two hours what I was mowing in closer to three hours with the 790!


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