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  1. high lift blades, really necessary, not per JD dealer's parts guy

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hey folks, newbie to JD here. bought a used, near 1st serial # of 445 tractor and another used MC519 bagger from another party . . . putting it all together now that bagging season is close. Buying blades at the dealer here in Rogers, Mn and the parts guy seemed pretty convincing that you...
  2. 445 Starting Issues

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hi Guys - I have a JD 445 and I'm having issues starting it, when I turn the key fuel pump engages and dash lights come on, but it only turns over 1 out of every 10 times (at best). I replaced the battery and that didn't help. I discovered that if the key is in the "run" position it will start...
  3. 445 Overheating, (maybe), Problem. Where to focus my attention?

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Has anyone ever encountered what appears to be an overheating problem like this. My John Deere 445 Temperature gauge will slowly go into the red zone (overheat zone) only after about 1 minute of running from being stone cold. I say intermittently – because after it happened last weekend, I...
  4. 445 with Leaf Rake Attachment

    445 with Leaf Rake Attachment

    445 with Leaf Rake Attachment
  5. Hello from CT

    New Member Introductions
    Hello greetings from Connecticut. I am the proud owner of a 2000 445 Tractor... and a Newbie. I would be happy to meet other 445 tractor owners.
  6. 445 Issues after cam gear replacement

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hello all! First time poster here, I have a JD 445 and I am just finishing up the plastic camshaft gear replacement with a steel one . Thanks to everyone’s input on threads on this site it’s gone pretty smooth until trying to start it. I ended up replacing the head gaskets as part of this...
  7. 425 won't crank.

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    OK the story goes like this. I am the new guy. I have been coming here to read for years and this is my first post. I was able to find, and buy an early model 425 with 556 hrs. It has a 54" tricycler deck and a 54" blade on a 4way front hitch. When we (dad) and I went to look at it. The guy...
  8. Poor Rusty Mower - 54 inch on a 445

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hello - New to the forum. Have 1999 JD 445 with 54 inch mower. Tractor is wonderful and looks and runs showroom new. Not the same for mower. Rust has been scraped off and repainted as well as I could over the years but now rusting through. Have looked at a replacement deck only but for only...
  9. 2000 JD 445 w/54" deck - Correct NGK Plugs?

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I bought a used 2000 445 mower. It's running erratically, wanting to cut out, so I checked the plugs - one side has a NGK BPR5ES, the other side has a NGK BPR9ES. Which is correct? Either? neither? I do not have the owner's manual. Also, if you know the correct gap, would like to know that...
  10. WTB PTO Kit for 455 part number BM18415

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking for a rear PTO Kit for a 2001 455. NOS or used good condition. Reasonable price.