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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Quote Originally Posted by 3pedal View Post
    Not sure I could trade a Vette for a tractor. I need a tractor for the new place, but I moved here so I would have room to work on an play with some cars.

    Are those Kettle Balls hanging from the front of your tractor?
    Yeah ! my son thought it was funny (The tractor had b*lls ) we used them for blade weights on a Case 446 I had -011-jpg-012-jpg-vette-001-jpg

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Quote Originally Posted by 3pedal View Post
    Images from Craigslist

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    He seems pretty firm on the price at this point, but he just listed it.
    looks like a good tractor that justs needs some cleanup work . and it has attachments ,I would buy it these are great tractors and you will not find anyone who can say anything bad about them , I just bought a 413 -003-jpg John Deere bush hog for mine !

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Go to tractorhouse.com
    You can look up what is available for sale and where it is. And what the asking prices are.

    Also find attachment info there also.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    My two cents. 55's were good machines- I put about 700 hrs on a 755. Bought it with 70 hrs and never had a bit of trouble. Sold it to my niece and its been in VT since 05 and still going strong. As for the one you describe, sounds like it has not had the best of care. All the signs, mismatched rubber-that says owner didn't have the money to fix it right- cracked dash- faded paint-so its been outside and if nothing else hasn't had a lot of care. Cosmetic?-yes-but I say a well cared for machine LOOKS well cared for-not hammered- keep looking

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Horse View Post
    All the signs, mismatched rubber-that says owner didn't have the money to fix it right- cracked dash- faded paint-so its been outside and if nothing else hasn't had a lot of care. Cosmetic?-yes-but I say a well cared for machine LOOKS well cared for-not hammered- keep looking
    I came to the same conclusion. The impression I have is these are pretty good machines, and with a little work this one might serve me well. However, I foudn $600 in parts it needs in 1 15 minute walk around and didn't even drive it. The concern is what else is wrong. How bad has the care been?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Quote Originally Posted by 3pedal View Post
    I came to the same conclusion. The impression I have is these are pretty good machines, and with a little work this one might serve me well. However, I foudn $600 in parts it needs in 1 15 minute walk around and didn't even drive it. The concern is what else is wrong. How bad has the care been?
    Well, Maybe you would be better served by a sign and drive off the lot, BUT if you could do the work yourself and not have to hire it out to a mechanic you would be way ahead (no monthly payments and no immediate depreciation of a new tractor ) look how many new tractors are for sale after the buyer gets a reality check of monthly payments and low use , I can understand why some buyers "want a brand new one " but unless your using it a lot you will see it's no fun making payments on anything that sits in the garage while your working to pay for it . Just my opinion but with the added attachments you would be better off buying an older tractor for cash !

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    got me a 655 wensday, nice looking tractor near perfect other than a crack in the seat ,paint is good all decals are there ,front jd emblem gone ( $9.95).loader and mower all there and good cond. 4500.00. found on a add , 445 miles one way which made it a long trip dealer was good helped me load it and tie it down ,so I have a few good words for the boys from mo.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Quote Originally Posted by dixstir View Post
    got me a 655 wensday, nice looking tractor near perfect other than a crack in the seat ,paint is good all decals are there ,front jd emblem gone ( $9.95).loader and mower all there and good cond. 4500.00.
    Anybody know what the average monthly payment is on a new < 30 hp tractor with 4x4 diesel loader ?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockthread View Post
    We had a small dariy farm 100 acres in Ireland as a kid where an outside contractor would do our heavy work like sillage harvesting and slurry. In his fleet if IH tractors was a 955. It was a great running tractor, he had it for years and his crew would run it around the clock in the busy season. He still had it when I left the area 15 years later. Hope this helps.
    The thread is about the John Deere 955 not the IH 955 which is much, much larger. Trust me you won't be the first one to be confused by the JD model numbering which makes little sense. The JD 955 is either a small CUT or a large yard tractor depending on what you use it for. The IH 955 is a full-size AG tractor.
    JD 5105M & JD 4720 Cabbies w. Shoule reversible snow blade/Shoule rear snowblower; Pronovost blower; backhoe and some attachments I have no idea what they are for.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a 955? Considering one this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Man View Post
    Anybody know what the average monthly payment is on a new < 30 hp tractor with 4x4 diesel loader ?
    How far under 30 hp do you have in mind? I ask because there could be a substantial difference between a 20 hp micro-CUT and a 28 hp small CUT. Also if I read you correctly you want this tractor to be 4x4, have a diesel engine and a front-end loader?
    JD 5105M & JD 4720 Cabbies w. Shoule reversible snow blade/Shoule rear snowblower; Pronovost blower; backhoe and some attachments I have no idea what they are for.

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