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    Default new to me. jd 425

    Like the title says I got a 425 with low hours. Pretty excited this was my dream mower growing up. The seat though is all busted up and it seems like every 425 I've seen has a split seat. do most people just replace the whole seat guessing there isn't much saving it? also whats a good wax to get years and years of oxidation off the hood and fenders.
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    Default Re: new to me. jd 425

    I own a 425. My seat split at 17 years, 1000 hours. I plan to just buy a new seat this year, if I don't sell it to get a new X739

    Can't help on the wax. My paint is still bright. Though, I don't think it's seen more than about 2 washings in the 18+ years I've owned it. I never leave it out in the sun, though. . Sounds like yours was left out in the sun. JD paint jobs are the best I've ever seen: Thick and hard. So, you should be able to bring it back to life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackRaptor View Post
    Like the title says I got a 425 with low hours. Pretty excited this was my dream mower growing up. The seat though is all busted up and it seems like every 425 I've seen has a split seat. do most people just replace the whole seat guessing there isn't much saving it? also whats a good wax to get years and years of oxidation off the hood and fenders.
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    You can usually find a new seat at a decent price on eBay. As far as the oxidation, depending on how bad it is, a good cleaner wax will do a good job on the metal surfaces. If its really bad then maybe you want to start off with a polishing compound. The plastic hoods are another story. I don't know if you can ever get the original luster back . NOVUS makes a plastic refinishing wax. It's a 3 step process. I've used it to remove some scratches on my JD hood and it worked pretty good. I never tried it on a hood as you described, but it can't hurt.

    By the way, that's a beautiful 3320.
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    Thank you guys. Ill look around on ebay maybe ill try to find a seat from a x700 series. Wonder if they newer seats will bolt up. If not I have drill bits haha

    Thanks! 3320 is my dream toy it gets washed more than my car haha.
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    1997 John Deere 425 60" MMM
    1954 John Deere 70 Wide Front FEL

    Husqvarna Rancher 460 with 24" and 18" bars.

    2008 John Deere 2520, 200CX FEL, 62inch Ramp on Deck. (Traded)

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    Default Re: new to me. jd 425

    For the 425 there are two different seats. Older models below a certain serno used a low back seat. After that they had a high back seat. I think the hole pattern is different so they are not interchangeable. It would be wise to stick with one that matches. It's not as simple as drilling new holes.

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    Thanks for the info I didnt realize there was a lot more to that bracket.
    Chad.
    2012 Ford F-150 FX4 max tow ecoboost 3.73 ELD
    2012 John Deere 3320 Cab 300CX FEL
    1997 John Deere 425 60" MMM
    1954 John Deere 70 Wide Front FEL

    Husqvarna Rancher 460 with 24" and 18" bars.

    2008 John Deere 2520, 200CX FEL, 62inch Ramp on Deck. (Traded)

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    I have to laugh i'm picking the 425 up today and of course we're in a full on blizzard snow storm. whole winter has been dry just lots of ice the ONE day i pick to get the mower it storms haha
    Chad.
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    2012 John Deere 3320 Cab 300CX FEL
    1997 John Deere 425 60" MMM
    1954 John Deere 70 Wide Front FEL

    Husqvarna Rancher 460 with 24" and 18" bars.

    2008 John Deere 2520, 200CX FEL, 62inch Ramp on Deck. (Traded)

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    Default Re: new to me. jd 425

    You might want to try the seat first before you replace it. I found that my 425 seat made my back ache. I replaced mine with a suspension seat from a 455. No more back ache. The suspension seats off the newer tractors look even nicer but of course they are even more expensive. But if you think about what you would pay not to have an aching back half the year it starts to look like a better deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackRaptor View Post
    I have to laugh i'm picking the 425 up today and of course we're in a full on blizzard snow storm. whole winter has been dry just lots of ice the ONE day i pick to get the mower it storms haha
    I think that's called "Murphy's Law". Drive carefully and be Safe.
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    Thanks! All is well and the 425 is home. And holy cow this mower is built like a brick talk about heavy duty construction .

    Its in the shop now thawing out so I can get all the snirt off it and get it cleans.

    Now its a 97 with 605 hours . Dealer said 1000 hours change the hydro fluid. I'm wondering if I should just change it now. Anyone know how many gal it holds?
    If it only holds lets say 2 gals that's cheap piece of mind.
    Chad.
    2012 Ford F-150 FX4 max tow ecoboost 3.73 ELD
    2012 John Deere 3320 Cab 300CX FEL
    1997 John Deere 425 60" MMM
    1954 John Deere 70 Wide Front FEL

    Husqvarna Rancher 460 with 24" and 18" bars.

    2008 John Deere 2520, 200CX FEL, 62inch Ramp on Deck. (Traded)

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