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Hey guys, I've been kicking around the idea of picking up an X758 and would like to get an idea of what my current 455 is worth.

It's a 1995 model year that I've owned for 10 years. The previous owner kept it in pretty sharp shape and I've tried to do the same. It's got 730 hours on it and is a 2 wheel steer model with a 54 inch deck, no 3 point.

I change the air, fuel and oil filter every year. Oil has been Amsoil since the day I bought it, changed yearly. Coolant and hydro is changed every other year. It's greased a few times a year with Lucas or Amsoil grease, depending on what I have on hand.

It's always been garage kept since I bought it, seems like the previous owner did too. For me this tractor has been a grass cutting queen. The heaviest load it's pulled is my fertilizer spreader. I know the previous owner had a snow plow on it (not a blower), he traded it for a 4x4 X series.

The bad:

The seat has the typical tear in the corners

The mower deck bleeds down after about a half an hour

A rear tire has a plug on the inside sidewall. I keep meaning to replace it, but it's never given me a problem so it's never been much of a priority

One scratch on the hood that I filled

Typical paint wear on the deck

The floor mounted deck adjustment can be finicky

I've got a number in my head I'd like to see but I'd love to hear others have to say. I'll try and grab some pics tomorrow. Thanks!
 

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Not sure of a price off the top of my head. You can check out Tractor House or Machine Finder websites. This will show you what other similar models are selling for around the country. You can also price shop anyone local. My local dealer has 4 stores. When you shop them all the used (excuse me preowned) equipment comes up. Then it will list what location has it. Like anything condition & your location will affect the price somewhat.

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Thanks for the input HD! I've found it hard to gauge price due to the lower hours of my machine. I'm in Wisconsin, at the time the 455 was produced most of the 455's in my area were sold for municipal use and have much higher hours than mine. There's two for sale in my area; an 01 model with 900 hours for $5700.00 and another (year unknown) for $4500.00 with 1600 hours. I'm thinking $4750.00 for mine, what do you guys think?
 

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I'd say that you are definitely in the ballpark price wise. Maybe start at $4,995 so you have a little wiggle room. You can always lower the price later if need be.

Giving your machine a complete cleaning never hurts either. That's what I did to my L108 when it was time to sell. I had to yell at my helper the one day. We went to cut grass at the back of the park. He wanted to drive the L108 instead of riding the cart behind my new X540 or driving his car. First thing he does is engage the deck and head for the high stuff. (Instead of working the push mower and string trimmer like he is supposed to) I told him that if he got the tractor all dirty again he's going to clean it this time. (Off the clock) Plus I didn't want anything else braking before I got it sold.
 

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Sold mine about a year and a half ago for 5800.00. It was an AWS with 60" deck, 3 point, PTO and front blade. Fully serviced. Had 680 hours on it. I was the original owner. Seat looked like yours. I had it cleaned up immaculate like I always kept it. I'm thinking like someone else here said, clean it up nice and start out about 5000.00.
 

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keep the455

Hey guys, I've been kicking around the idea of picking up an X758 and would like to get an idea of what my current 455 is worth.

It's a 1995 model year that I've owned for 10 years. The previous owner kept it in pretty sharp shape and I've tried to do the same. It's got 730 hours on it and is a 2 wheel steer model with a 54 inch deck, no 3 point.

I change the air, fuel and oil filter every year. Oil has been Amsoil since the day I bought it, changed yearly. Coolant and hydro is changed every other year. It's greased a few times a year with Lucas or Amsoil grease, depending on what I have on hand.

It's always been garage kept since I bought it, seems like the previous owner did too. For me this tractor has been a grass cutting queen. The heaviest load it's pulled is my fertilizer spreader. I know the previous owner had a snow plow on it (not a blower), he traded it for a 4x4 X series.

The bad:

The seat has the typical tear in the corners

I have a 455 and 1026r and have come to learn how good a 455 is I think it may have been 1 of DEERS best tractors I say put some $ in the 455
and 755 hrs is just broken in





The mower deck bleeds down after about a half an hour

A rear tire has a plug on the inside sidewall. I keep meaning to replace it, but it's never given me a problem so it's never been much of a priority

One scratch on the hood that I filled

Typical paint wear on the deck

The floor mounted deck adjustment can be finicky

I've got a number in my head I'd like to see but I'd love to hear others have to say. I'll try and grab some pics tomorrow. Thanks!
I have a 455 and 1026r and have come to learn how good a 455 is I think it may have been 1 of DEERS best tractors I say put some $ in the 455
and 755 hrs is just broken in
 

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I have owned six 455's and thought they were the best GT I have ever owned. Until, I bought an X595 which is basically the same as a X758, just an older model. I liked my first X595 so much , I bought a second X595. I also own a 2210, but prefer the X595's because they are more nimble with a loader.

I checked MachineFinder and there are 11 455's listed. Eight of them are under $4000!! There is one listed for $3495 in Westfield, WI.

1998 John Deere 455

$3,495 US
Hours: 819 (12 January 2019)

22 HP
Width: 54 in / Transmission: Hydro / Engine Type: Diesel / Drive Type: 2WD
1998 John Deere 455 with 54" deck. 22hp Yanmar diesel engine. 2wd. Very clean tractor. Well taken care of. You do not want to miss this one! Used equipment financing available. Call today!

I know the price of 4X5 garden tractors has came down the last few years, but that was a shock. Selling one with a 54" deck rather than a 60" is worth about $200 less per Iron Solutions prices.

Machine Finder is only for dealers. Always remember, the asking price will usually be much more than the actual selling price.

George of Buford
 

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You are in the heart of Deere country so you should be able to bring in top dollar if you put it for sale starting in March. The price you get is really dependent on location. Down here in NC, I am thinking somewhere between $3500-4000, mostly because it is a 24 year old tractor. JD GT's don't move as fast down here for some reason.

I am thinking where you are at, if you list it for $4500 it's gone in a day, list it higher if you don't mind letting it sit for bit in order to get max price. Like others have said, give it a good bath.
 

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I agree on the upper $4k - 5k range for the tractor, that's the typical going price for one with low hours in the northeast. But as others have said, definitely clean it up real nice. If one is going to ask top dollar for a machine than it definitely needs to be cleaned up. Provide very detailed pictures on your listing as well, you'll gain a lot more interest from potential buyers.

Rick
 
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