Model year: 1996Date Purchased: 2014-04-24Number of Hours: 900
"These tractors are amazingly durable and last a long time. I haven't had a single issue with mine! These are perfect for the homeowner, farmette, and commercial user.
When you look closely at the tractor, you'll be amazed at the engineering that went into these. I've have two 430's, a 650 and the 855. The 855 is by far the best tractor out of all of them. It has plenty of power and traction. It has always done what I've asked of it with no problems. This is the last tractor I'll purchase and this one will be passed down."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well build, durable, nice looking, lots of optionsCons: It could use a bit more horse powerType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: Massey Ferguson 1040 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 855
by Joe Nicholsonj
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2012-05-14Number of Hours: 1100
"I love this tractor. The paint job is crappy and falls off in large pieces"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: ReliableCons: Paint job is terrible Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA OHI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
JD 855 Review
by Sam Critton
Model year: 1992Date Purchased: 1992-07-01Number of Hours: 365
"This is an absolute dream tractor for any homeowner who needs a multi purpose machine. I have had zero problems with this machine and the performance is superb. I have several implements for a variety of uses around my home including landscaping, mowing, brush clearing, snow removal and more. I would recommend this tractor to anyone."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, versatility, reliabilityCons: Can be unstable on hills or with lots of weight in the loaderType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
JD 855 With 52 Loader
by Darrell Jones
Model year: 1988Date Purchased: 2014-02-20Number of Hours: 480
"Tractor is easy to operate with good location for controls, especially the loader joy stick. Tractor is great for landscaping and general yard work. Gave $5,000.00 for it and a JD brush hog, with no regrets, it far exceeds my expectations I had for it."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to operate.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MOI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Couldn't Be Without
by Pinnacle Ridge Farm
Model year: 1986Date Purchased: 1988-06-03Number of Hours:
"My 855 with bucket, blade, rake, brush hog, and back hoe is my right hand. I love it every day."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliability.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
John Deere 855 4WD
by Tim Smith
Model year: 1997Date Purchased: 2013-06-14Number of Hours: 1218
"John Deere 855 4WD, 70A loader, factory soft side cab, loaded turfs, ballast box on 3 pt. with 500lb., Bucket mount Anbo site pusher plow with rubber blade. Fore and aft LED Light kit. Great snow removal machine for my mini-warehouse. Great for landscape projects."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great on fuel, very dependable.Cons: ?Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ILI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My JD 855
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2013-01-12Number of Hours:
"I got this at an auction it says does not run for $1,200.00. Brought it home, clean it up, charge the battery, she started right up. Runs like a dream to date. I must add that I am not a mechanic. I just buy stuff on an impulse."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: HST.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA FLI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
JD 855 with Loader
Model year: 1995Date Purchased: 2012-10-01Number of Hours: 1000+
"Purchased this tractor over the border for 7K from an egg farmer, 3rd owner. Perfect size machine for small acreage...land is mostly trees so you can maneuver in and around quite easy.
This machine has been worked and seems to be holding up quite well as it was an ex-rental. Engine seems solid and runs well. The hydro-static transmission is smooth for loader work. The front spindles are leaking gear oil a bit, significant play in steering due to worn bushings on steering cylinder.
Current attachments include 4' bb, 5' rear blade for snow clearing, 6' rake (great tool), omni 3pt hitch w/hook (use mostly for choking logs), bucket bolt on forks (a must). We'll give props for kens bolt on hooks as well.
Just added 2 sets of rigid industries duallys (flood front/diffusion rear) to ROPS for plowing my drive, pretty pricey but well worth it for those dark stormy nights. Run off the work light fuse. Father has a newer JD 2305 or 2505 series...I'd take mine in a heartbeat for the price/value any day of the week, his machine seems a lot smaller. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great all around tractor for 24HP.Cons: Needs a paint job ;).Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: Kubota B2530 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Piece of Equipment
Model year: 1993Date Purchased: 1993-05-24Number of Hours: 980
"6 ft belly mower is a huge help."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Extremely reliable.Cons: Small fuel tank.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ARI also considered buying: John Deere 855, John Deere 955 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by 1 oleguy
Model year: 1994Date Purchased: 1994-04-01Number of Hours: 800
"Sheer bliss. This tractor has been the most reliable tool I have ever owned. For the first half of its life it was used for mowing with its 60" belly mower and snow removal for home and retail store with the front end loader snow used to be a big thing here in Pa. Not so bad the last few years though.
We moved to a larger home about 10 years ago and needed to remove huge rocks sticking out of the back acre lawn. No problem with the rear blade attachment then I tackled cleaning up about an acre of overgrown wooded buffer zone the little beast tore up tree like shrubs with the tooth attachment I installed on the 60" front bucket and cleaned out all the underbrush as well without a hitch or even a burp. After 20 years it runs as well today as when I first test drove it. It's a great tractor and holds it value as well."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliabilty.Cons: None I can think of.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS