John Deer 755

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon May 13, 2013 6:25 am

gaw wrote:for commercial mowers the rule of thumb that many go by is 100 hrs. times the horsepower for air cooled engines and 150 hrs. times the horsepower for liquid cooled engines.



Hmmmm... that's an odd little thought....that a 20 HP will have twice the life of a 10HP. I don't know if I'd believe in that. Everyone knows the old 8HP Kohler's will never, ever die. :)

From my experience, generally liquid cooled last longer than air cooled, but commonly a (well built) diesel will last longer than any gas engine. The whole reason for me asking if 6,000 hours is a lot for the 755 is that I am not familiar with THAT diesel engine. I know with proper care the Case backhoe diesels will often go 10,000 hours. As for gas engines, my Toro dealer says "If you don't check the oil every time it's used, about 750 hours. If you do, and change it on schedule, then they'll go 2,500 or a bit more".

Smitty....that's not lowly.... it's a beauty! For sure though... when you step into "industrial" and "hydraulic" the price goes up fast.
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: gaw On: Mon May 13, 2013 9:06 am

Freddy wrote:Hmmmm... that's an odd little thought....that a 20 HP will have twice the life of a 10HP. I don't know if I'd believe in that. Everyone knows the old 8HP Kohler's will never, ever die.

Don’t know, I didn’t make the rule.

Don’t misinterpret the information. They are not trying to see when they die, they are making a business decision based more on economics. Down time is lost money.

My Yanmar only has 460 hours on it at 10 years old. I would like to think it would go 10,000 hours but at this rate I won’t live to see it.

At work all our APUs have 2 cylinder Yanmars and the putter along for hours a day without any trouble. I have not looked at an hour meter lately but the older ones must have a few thousand hours on them. I think you just have to decide for yourself. When you hear guys talking about cars you have those that boast of engines that are well over 200,000 miles and then someone had the same engine in a car that didn’t even make 100,000 miles.

What does it sound like? Does it smoke? Is the rest of the tractor in good enough condition to make replacing the engine worthwhile if it were to go within a year?

7K sounds like a lot. The front mounted snow blowers are pricy when new. Front end loader not so bad. 5K sounds like a good price but how bad does the seller want to sell and is anyone else showing interest.
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon May 13, 2013 2:13 pm

Are you sure it has 6,000 hours? Maybe it reads 600.something? The last number is usually tenths of an hour. If it was used by a homeowner and not commercially........it's got to be in the 600's. If it actually does have 6,000......then stay clear of it. There's no way I'd spend that much. My brother has a 955 and two of my friends have 855's........all mid 90's. They all have less than 600 hours and they all use them for mowing and snow removal. If it is in fact in the 600's and in good shape........then scoop that puppy up (after you talk him down some of course). ;) :D
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon May 13, 2013 4:05 pm

Oh man! Geepers Bob... you could be....probably are... right! I just spoke to the local dealer. He said it's possible that it's got 6,000 on it, but, more likely they missed the decimal point & it's 600 & some. He said he sees one every now & then with 5-7,000 hours, but it's far more likely that it's 600. And, without me telling him the price he said with a bucket & snowblower it should sell for $5-7,000....granting it's 600 hours and runs OK. He said 6,000 hours and it's a $4,000 machine TOPs.
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon May 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Find out and let us know. :)
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon May 13, 2013 6:51 pm

Well... I don't want to call the guy & ask! It's way up north, so far in fact, you'd only have to go south for 2 or 3 hours to get to it. :)

We'll be back up in that area in a few weeks.... if it's still for sale he should be ready to deal by then. If I buy it, I want a super deal! I was taught that in order to get a super deal on anything, you need to be ready to not buy it.
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 13, 2013 8:01 pm

Hell Freddy, only an old horse trader knows that one:)
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon May 13, 2013 8:34 pm

Pssst... Fred..... Got any horses for sale? That one... the one with the curly toenails...she for sale?
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue May 14, 2013 7:07 pm

I've had equines before...all I can say is, I'd buy the tractor no matter what the price is. Far better deal then a hay-burner! :-)
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:51 pm

Well,.... I'm one step closer to the green machine.... today Marty agreed to sell the old Wheelhorse to my sister & brother in law. We sold it for one BB-Q meal at their cottage on the water.
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 14, 2013 9:09 pm

Dang! Man O man. Hey. Now. We have some real good BBq. Down heah if fin you need to get rid of another red square 1

....... Looks like your headed toward dear land 8-)
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed May 15, 2013 6:02 am

Poconoeagle wrote:We have some real good BBq. Down heah if fin you need to get rid of another red square 1


I'll keep that in mind. For sure the old Wheelhorses live forever.

Fred wouldn't sell mt his horse....come to find out those weren't curly toenails, she was standing on a bicycle horn.
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu May 16, 2013 12:08 pm

:D 8-)

the old horn blower trick? Ehhhh?
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun May 19, 2013 5:38 pm

Late to the Show on this but...

I owned an 855 for about 5 years or so. Bought it used with 930 hours and put on about 400 hours before selling it.

great Mid size small tractor. If that is a size right?

would do most anything I asked within reason.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy one. I bought mine in Delaware for $4800.

Sold it 5 years later here in PA for $5000. not bad...

Although its replacement tractor cost me $15K more than that. But it was worth it.

Buy it and you won't regret it i'm sure but your idea on a super deal would be good. I think 5K would be a great deal...

I am holding out on a brush hog locally because i want a super deal also! brand new 6' they want $1500 dealer, they are at $1000 now and i'm still holding out. haha.
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 20, 2013 10:43 pm

By that formula GAW posted, my machine is good to 2,500 hours. I've heard online that these Kohler twins start to self destruct at 2k hours in commercial use.

By this formula, I will have 100 years of use out of my G110! :punk: :up: :verycool: Won't be replacing this engine in my lifetime, that's for sure!

I don't mow very much. Once a week this time of year when you can watch the grass grow. In the dry summer, I sometimes can go 3 weeks. Don't care about looks - it saves me fuel and maintenance $$$. With Amsoil I only have to change the oil every 5-7 years. :D

So Freddy - you buy that thing yet or what? :)
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