John Deer 755

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue May 21, 2013 4:20 am

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


Nooooo... We haven't been back up north yet. Besides, I've got to give this guy time to realize his price is way too high.....way... as in, I'm hoping he'll be desperate to dump it! No worries, I'll come back here & tell you if I got it or of it was gone.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 21, 2013 8:40 am

Ahh 10-4 Freddy - good plan. 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: gaw On: Thu May 23, 2013 10:44 pm

FYI, here is more information that you may find interesting and useless at the same time.
The two cylinder Yanmar in the APU on the last truck I drove had >6,000 hrs. on it. These engines practically idle along powering nothing more than an alternator and an AC compressor. Oil is changed every thousand hours. The truck itself had somewhere over 350,000 miles on it and over 8,000 hours on the engine. It is a Cummins rated at 400 hp but don’t ask what model. It has double overhead cams. Anything newer than a big cam 4 I haven’t got a clue as to what they are called anymore. I also recently acquired a Chevy with a 5.3 liter V8 that has 140,000 miles and 4,400 hours on the engine.

So there are some more numbers just for fun, don’t know how they may help with the 755 though.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County


Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 24, 2013 11:20 pm

Well that's good to know on the 5.3, GAW. That means my return on my investment by getting 30+ years out of my Silverado might be a reality .....provided the body and suspension don't fall off the frame piece by piece. :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat May 25, 2013 6:33 am

SMITTY wrote:Well that's good to know on the 5.3, GAW. That means my return on my investment by getting 30+ years out of my Silverado might be a reality .....provided the body and suspension don't fall off the frame piece by piece. :lol:


My fav truck was my 5.3 Silverado :up: 1999 and it went 200k NP without any issues on the engine (tie rods, u joints were the only issue at 120k and had a trans. rebuild at like 150k but i beat on tranny im sure), It handled my minute mount fine and it hauled just about anything I ever needed. The only reason i sold it was to obtain better gas milage so i bought a Honda Ridgeline (Which wound up getting about the same 17 miles per gallon! :mad:) I miss my Silverado to this day :cry:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 25, 2013 8:02 am

I put lower ball joints in mine at 50,000 -- the inspection guy said they were f'ed at 38,000! :shock:

Brakes were *censored* right off the showroom floor - went back 5 or so times just for that. I had to fix it myself. :mad: Oh, and on top of that, they smashed my truck up during one brake job. Guess the lot tech hadn't driven anything but a Prius in his lifetime .... :mad:

Oh yeah - one front strut, toast at 50k. Only found it because I was upgrading to Bilsteins. Ride still sucks compared to the STOCK F-150 ....... :mad:

Sheet metal is about as strong as a wet piece of cardboard - breathe on it wrong, it'll crumple - I guess that's what they want it to do! :mad:

Be glad you don't own the new ones!!
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue May 28, 2013 5:38 am

gaw wrote: I also recently acquired a Chevy with a 5.3 liter V8 that has 140,000 miles and 4,400 hours on the engine.

So there are some more numbers just for fun, don’t know how they may help with the 755 though.


31.8 mph average....same as our Tahoe.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:15 pm

Well! We went north today to bury Uncle Bill's ashes. After that we went to lunch then on the way home stopped to see if the JD was still for sale. It was! The owner came out to talk but before he got to me I noticed the hour meter.... 610 hours. Heeheee! I didn't mention age or hours. It runs like a charm & everything works, no leaks anywhere. He had dropped the price to $6,000. I told him I was interested but just couldn't afford it. I told him I had $3,700 cash & understandably he just couldn't go that low. He did however come down to $5,250. I shook his hand, wished him well. When I got back in the car Marty asked if I bought it. I said no & she said "You get back out there & give him a deposit!". OK... OK... I know when to do what she says. We'll go back up this weekend with a big ol' trailer & get it.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:05 pm

Nice my friend--ya got a damn good woman there:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:39 pm

What!!!!! No pictures? You of all people. :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
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Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:34 pm

Freddy wrote:Well! We went north today to bury Uncle Bill's ashes. After that we went to lunch then on the way home stopped to see if the JD was still for sale. It was! The owner came out to talk but before he got to me I noticed the hour meter.... 610 hours. Heeheee! I didn't mention age or hours. It runs like a charm & everything works, no leaks anywhere. He had dropped the price to $6,000. I told him I was interested but just couldn't afford it. I told him I had $3,700 cash & understandably he just couldn't go that low. He did however come down to $5,250. I shook his hand, wished him well. When I got back in the car Marty asked if I bought it. I said no & she said "You get back out there & give him a deposit!". OK... OK... I know when to do what she says. We'll go back up this weekend with a big ol' trailer & get it.



Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:11 pm

Freddy wrote:Well! We went north today to bury Uncle Bill's ashes. After that we went to lunch then on the way home stopped to see if the JD was still for sale. It was! The owner came out to talk but before he got to me I noticed the hour meter.... 610 hours. Heeheee! I didn't mention age or hours. It runs like a charm & everything works, no leaks anywhere. He had dropped the price to $6,000. I told him I was interested but just couldn't afford it. I told him I had $3,700 cash & understandably he just couldn't go that low. He did however come down to $5,250. I shook his hand, wished him well. When I got back in the car Marty asked if I bought it. I said no & she said "You get back out there & give him a deposit!". OK... OK... I know when to do what she says. We'll go back up this weekend with a big ol' trailer & get it.

Good deal!
Now.... where are the DANG PICTURES??? :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:42 pm

009to090 wrote:where are the DANG PICTURES???


Yayayaa! LOL Tomorrow..... afternoon.....promise!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Whoops! It's a 655 not a 755. Same machine, just a couple of HP less. It's home safe & sound. I've got the doors for it. It does need a front fabric to block out winter, but I know an upholsterer. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: John Deer 755

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:47 pm

Its got a Cab! No wonder Marty wanted it! Nice! Give it a good service this summer, and you'll be all set for snow! :clap:
PS.... I doubt you get to use it much, after Marty starts riding it... :lol:
009to090
 
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


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