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Thinking about replacing my 425. I think it is a 98 model. Have a little less than 1000 hours on it but would like something newer and maybe a shade bigger if anything. Have the 48 inch deck but would like to move up to at least 54 as well. Wondering if there is a model that is similar to it. It has been a good one. Thanks!
 

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Kinda interested to hear the responses to this so I'm checking in!

Off hand I'd guess a minimum of the current x540 but... let's see what others have to say.
 

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According to TractorData.com the model progression has been 425 -> 445 -> 455 -> X495 -> X740
 

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I done the same thing with Tractordata.com. I also found the same as X7xx series. With other options like 4X4, diesel, AWS and ect with another model # for each features.
 

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According to TractorData.com the model progression has been 425 -> 445 -> 455 -> X495 -> X740
That doesn't seem to make sense. The 425/445/455 were all available at the same time. While they are all in the same series, they aren't equal machines. They are the "Next in the series" moving up in capabilities but they aren't replacements for the "lower" model. Tractor Data uses "Series Next" and "Series Back" to move up and down within a given series. They use "Previous Model" to show what earlier model was superseded by the model you are looking at and "Next Model" to indicate which machines replaced the model being looked at.

If you start with the 425 in the chain you list, you start with a 20HP 2-cylinder liquid-cooled gasoline engine but you end up with a 24HP 3-cylinder liquid cooled diesel.

They don't show a "Next Model" for the 425 which would indicate that they don't know of a direct replacement for it.
 

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I don't believe Deere has a direct replacement with a carburetor engine for emissions.

However; a unite with a Kawasaki engine with 20+ HP, a frame and trans axle to handle a 60" deck (that is now 62"). Those can be replaced.
 

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The 4X5 series ended their run in 2001. Starting in 2002, they were replaced by the X465, X475, X485, X495, X575, X585, and the X595. Don't confuse these X5X5 tractors to the current X500 series of today - totally different machines.

BTW, tractordata isn't your best source - there are too many errors in their data to be reliable.
 

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It would be the X7xx series that is 2WD with or without AWS (since the 425 was offered with and without). So that would be the X710, X730, X734. The X734 is AWS with more HP.

Me, I went with the X739 to get AWS and AWD.
 

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x740

There are so many different X700 series tractors that I am totally confused. I think I have found a good price on a x740 compared to all the other ones I have seen priced. 5750.00 with about 250 hours. Any thoughts on that machine and price compared to the 425?
 

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There are so many different X700 series tractors that I am totally confused. I think I have found a good price on a x740 compared to all the other ones I have seen priced. 5750.00 with about 250 hours. Any thoughts on that machine and price compared to the 425?
The JD brochure used to have a comparison of all X700 models in the back. I haven't looked at one in a while, but I would guess the brochures are still the same. Stop in at a dealer and get one or you should find one at John Deere Products & Services The ones on the website are a bit difficult to read, but the same information.
 

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Used price OK?

I have done allot of searching on the internet and can't find a price on a X740 that comes close to what I can buy one for so I am assuming it is a good deal but would like some input from those in the know! It is an X740 with the green 7 iron 60 inch deck for 5750.00 with approx. 200 hours on it. It is a 2012 model. Sounds like allot of money but new ones are much higher. Your help is appreciated! Thanks! Also, told that is the heavy duty deck so would think that would increase the value some.
 

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The price sounds reasonable to me if it has not been misused. How much is a comparable new one? That should give you an idea also.

You can price the comparable model at the Deere website on the configurator if you have patience.
 

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New x750 list price ..... $12,499.00* USD 60" High-Capacity deck
 

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New x750 list price ..... $12,499.00* USD 60" High-Capacity deck
Thanks.

About half the price of a new one with only 200 hours sounds like a good buy.
 

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New x750 list price ..... $12,499.00* USD 60" High-Capacity deck
very helpful. Not sure I could go wrong but usually if there is a way, I will find it! Warranty is good till February of next year but that won't do me much good!
 

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Pulled the trigger

Well, thanks for all the help! I pulled the trigger on it and was able to get a brush guard thrown in on the deal as well. Hopefully I made the right decision. Sure not much mowing time left here in Iowa but it would cost me a bunch more by waiting till next year, I think. Oh, and I kept my 425. They didn't offer me enough on trade. At least I didn't think 1250.00 was enough!
Now, I got to see if the 60 inch 7 iron deck will fit in my little aluminum trailer that is only 62 inches wide without taking the sides down. :dunno:
 

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My new x740

New to me! This is the one that I was talking about. I think it is in pretty good shape for a 2012.
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fisherman, hey that thing sure look's good I think. u are really gonna love that style seat for the ride. when I was looking at a x485 and a x475, the 485 had the better style springs underneath it, but I still got the 475 because of the low amount of hrs on it, I've never looked back since. hope u the best with it.:greentractorride: big jim
 

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Nice machine. Looks like you got a good buy fishrman. :thumbup1gif:
 
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