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I recently purchased a John Deere 455. I would like to add a tiller to the tractor. I have found a model 42 tiller thats on a 325. Other than adding a 3pt bracket to the tiller what else needs ro be changed?

I have searched but nothing is coming up.

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Likely the pump drive will be different. Its possible the hose lengths are different too.
Pumps should be the same.

You would probably need to go to jdparts, or parts advisor now, and take a look at the different mounting options for each tractor.

Anything can be done, and those hydraulic tillers are awesome. A friend and I were told, by several other Deere GT enthusiasts, that you couldnt adapt the 30 tiller (the predecessor to the 42) from a 318/332 to an older 300/140. Well, I did, and it was a fairly simple affair at that after the 3-point bracket was added.
Point being, it can be done, but you may have to make your own parts to do it if you cant buy them.
 

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I recently purchased a John Deere 455. I would like to add a tiller to the tractor. I have found a model 42 tiller thats on a 325. Other than adding a 3pt bracket to the tiller what else needs ro be changed?

I have searched but nothing is coming up.

Thanks
Justin
Search my screen name over On this forum https://www.mytractorforum.com/forum.php Type In 42inch Hydraulic tiller conversion or something to that effect

As I am Not Home right now otherwise I could give You the Pictures and the Part number You will need to covert it over a 455

Pump are not the same Between a 42inch Hydraulic tiller for a 325 & 455 one is shaft driven the other uses a Pulley system and the Brackets for the Pumps and the way the pump mount to the brackets are different

You will need a Cat 0 3point Frame, New PTO Pump & Hoses and it's not a cheap conversion because of the new PTO Pump that is needed.

I myself plan on going the opposite way Convert My 42inch Hydraulic tiller to be used on my GX335 as I have a 647 tiller for use on my X748 & JD 2025R :bigthumb:
 

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So in some minor searching, I see the 455 runs most things from a mid PTO, which is why the shaft is required.
It appears that if you have a mower deck, you already have half of that shaft.
There are a couple threads over on WFM regarding swapping 30 and 42 hydraulic tillers to different tractors.
When a pump change is required for correct operation, I cant recall anyone buying one from Deere. Generally, they get them considerably cheaper elsewhere. Hoses too.
Its been quite a while since Ive been involved in any conversations regarding a swap to a different machine, but if I recall, its a simple matter to figure out the RPM of the tractor output, vs the input needed to run the pump at the correct volume. Anything further that that, I have no idea without searching over there.
I do know several guys set them up to run on 2000 RPM rear PTOs fairly simply. But they all required some type of fabrication. If you cant do that, you might wait to find the correct tiller.
Or put a rear PTO on there, and just go that route.
Basically, if its a smoking deal, it can be made to work cheaper than using Deere sourced parts, but then again, you will have the time and effort involved in getting all the parts and assembling it.
That 3 point bracket alone is near $600 from Deere if I recall. I used to make and sell them for about $300 or less shipped.
It would have to be one heck of a deal for me to want to put any more than that into it.
 
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