Bought a 1999 NH 445D

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dk8019

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Needed to replace our very old, and nearly worn out Case/David Brown 990. The farm is a hilly place, so something lower to the ground, 4x4, and with a little more weight behind it was desirable. This one has 369 hours on it

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Real nice find with that low of hours, do you know the history of its use at all? I've got a couple 545d's bought used each with about 1600hours. Like them a lot, very heavy duty for there compact size. Does your torque converter lock up button on the end of the forward/reverse lever work? One of mine didn't so I replaced it, little pricey but absolutely worth doing. Saves a lot of fuel by dropping your rpms when traveling, noise too. There's 2 zerts on the 2 u-joints on the front pump driveshaft from engine. I think they get overlooked on a lot of those tractors, I access them from left side below alternator, cramped quarters but a job to replace if they're not greased. What kind of jobs will u be using it for?
 
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Nice looking machine! I had a 545d that o really liked. Ended up selling it because I wasn't using it enough. Tough machines.

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So it was used in PA to load mulch during the summers at a garden store. Apparently they didn't sell much mulch. I need to test the torque converter lockup when I'm back at the farm. I had them truck it down and my dad drove it up the mountain to park it in the barn. Should be back in a few weeks and give my full review. I'll be sure to hit those zerks, as well as all the others, user maintenance guide should be waiting for me at home. I have one of those great Dewalt 20V greasers and it makes it so easy to do it right. We also own a Schaeff HS41M (Terex these days) spider excavator, and nothing I've ever owned remotely compares to the number of grease points on that monster!
 
  
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In terms of it's use, it will be used a good bit with a scrapper blade and land plane for gravel road maintenance. I maybe using it with a 88" flail mower from time to time to mow our pastures to keep weeds under control etc. Otherwise some general loader work.

I'm thinking it could be very useful to have a grapple on the bucket, does anyone know if that was a factory option?
 
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In terms of it's use, it will be used a good bit with a scrapper blade and land plane for gravel road maintenance. I maybe using it with a 88" flail mower from time to time to mow our pastures to keep weeds under control etc. Otherwise some general loader work.

I'm thinking it could be very useful to have a grapple on the bucket, does anyone know if that was a factory option?
There was a valve option as they had a 4-in-1 bucket option. The joystick for that valve would mount on the right side of the steering column (raised up off the floor).
 
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Nice!!!

I have lusted for a 545d for years but I don't really have a need.
 
 
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