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    Bronze Member gregz's Avatar
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    JD 855 w FEL

    Default Well here she is

    Heres my 855. Only thing I am waiting on is rpm gauge cable( back order) and need to sharpen blades and install belly mower
    Used and abused just over 1000 hours. I changed the air filter,fuel filter, hydro filter ,cleaned suction screen.New oil and filter Greased everything. New tires. new radiator cap. fixed lights. wash waxed completely serviced ready to go to the farm.

    Tractor seems to have lots of power ,runs strong. hydro stops fast and no creeping.
    4x4 works fine as does diff lock.

    I do have a few more questions.

    1. big black smoke cloud when starting is this normal or do i need to get injectors cleaned? tractor is a 1988 and old fuel filter was just horrible black nasty .I added some freash diesel and a little additive I use in my semi. After black smoke a little blue and then dissapears

    2. It's been cold here when start up there is a whine from rear end seems to go away after warm up. Is this normal.

    The way it sits now with a like brand new 60 belly mower I'm into about $7200
    here she is class of 88


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    Platinum Member DutchHenryBrown's Avatar
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    Tombstone, AT
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    Mahindra 5010

    Default Re: Well here she is

    Looks very nice enjoy the seat time.

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    Kubota MX5100F IH McCormick Farmall 140, Massey Ferguson 135

    Default Re: Well here she is

    Most diesels spew smoke of one color or another at startup. If it is smoking much under a load or when throttling up, it MAY need a clean air filter.

    If the whine goes away after warm up it is a normal cold whine. If it becomes a squeal or the whine continues that will indicate some other issue.

    It is good looking machine. 1000 hours isn't much.

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    Platinum Member etcallhome's Avatar
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    JD 1026R

    Default Re: Well here she is

    Nice looking machine for a 1988.
    Have fun and be safe !!!

    JD1026R H120 fel w/54"bucket; 60" mmm ; 260 BH/w 12" bucket; ballast box; rear weights; front quick hitch w/angling kit and 54 " blade ;3pt rear 60" blade ; JD 47" frt snowblower ; Original Tractor Cab;Bush Hog 47" tiller and 15" Middle Buster

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    Elite Member Bob77064's Avatar
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    2011 LS R3039

    Default Re: Well here she is

    Looks good.

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    John Deere 855

    Default Re: Well here she is

    OUTSTANDING............
    Mine is an 87 model 855. It just turned over 900 hours. Do you have all the mounting hardware you need for your 60" MMM ?
    I may have some loose parts left over......
    Congrats and enjoy
    (look for PM)

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    Bronze Member Ed L's Avatar
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    Deere 955 / NH 2120

    Default Re: Well here she is

    Very nice machine!

    My 955 has always puffed out a cloud of smoke when starting, hot or cold, doesn't matter.

    What brand of tires did you get? I'm needing to replace my fronts.

    Ed

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    Bronze Member gregz's Avatar
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    JD 855 w FEL

    Default Re: Well here she is

    For the rear I picked up a set of original goodyear surtrac wheels and tires from a local dealer, they were take offs in storage look brand new, bolt on and go
    Fronts I went with Carlisle multi trac 6 ply eBay $200 shipped
    cheerz
    gregz

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    John Deere and Case

    Default Re: Well here she is

    great tractors I love mine !

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    Silver Member v8only's Avatar
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    1988 John Deere 755

    Default Re: Well here she is

    My 755 also puffs some black smoke at first start up then quickly clears up. The whining from the rear is they hydraulic pump if its cold my will whine for quite a while, during the summer it doesnt whine unless i am bottoming out the hydraulics.
    1988 John Deere 755
    52 Loader
    JD 59 Front mount snowblower
    60" MMM
    MFWD
    48" JD Model 40 tiller

    Craftsman YS4500
    22 Hp Briggs & Stratton

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