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Buying a JD 855, 24hp diesel. Advice please

Discussion in 'Large Equipment' started by Da U.P. 'eh, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Da U.P. 'eh

    Da U.P. 'eh Yearling... With promise

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    Live SE Wisconsin, Own 80 acres Menoninee Co. MI
    I'm about to buy a 1990 John Deere 855, 24hp diesel, tractor. It is 4 wheel drive with a 70A front end loader, hydrostatic transmission and 3200 hrs. Is there anything about this model thst I should know or look for?

    What size implements should I be looking for or using? Disk, tiller, mower?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 A good 3 year old buck

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    Buy bigger
     
  3. swat1018

    swat1018 A good 3 year old buck

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    NE MO / Central IN
    4' bush hog, 4-5' disc, 5' tiller. Great little machines.
     
  4. mikmaze

    mikmaze A good 3 year old buck

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    how many acres of plots do you think you could ever do with the property you have? 24hp, isn't a lot of power, or a tractor with a lot of weight, I have a jd1070, and could not imagine dealing with less than that. but I do a lot with what I have, 15 full time plots of up to 2 acres in size, plus 5 acres once the corn comes off a farm field that gets ww or rye each year.
     
  5. Da U.P. 'eh

    Da U.P. 'eh Yearling... With promise

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    Thanks guys! The advice was mixed but I bought it anyway. I have about 7 hrs of work on it so far and at this point I am quite happy. We have about 4 acres of plots, spread among 7 plots so most are fairly small the, largest is 2 acres. It is in excellent condition and looks brand new and seems to be capable of doing everything I ave asked ot to do.

    The good thing is, at the price we got it, if we find it is too small we should get all our money back when we sell and buy bigger! Again thanks for your input.
     
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  6. mikmaze

    mikmaze A good 3 year old buck

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    well good to hear it is working out for ya, looking forward to some good plot pictures.
     
  7. nwmn

    nwmn A good 3 year old buck

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    Not to be that guy, but what are those tractors going for? In laws have one that they need to sell as they got a new zero turn mower. Just curious, as I'd like to get a ball park figure of what market rate is.

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  8. swat1018

    swat1018 A good 3 year old buck

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    I have a 1992 JD 770 w/ loader. I paid $10K for it in 1993 with low hours. I saw one this summer go at auction for $9K. Not sure what he gave, but I've thought of selling mine go get something big enough to pull a baler or planter.
     
  9. Da U.P. 'eh

    Da U.P. 'eh Yearling... With promise

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    Mine has a front end loader on it but no mower. I think I got a great price on it at $6500. Most I've seen since are going for $9K to $11K with a loader. w/o $6K to 8K.
     
  10. mikmaze

    mikmaze A good 3 year old buck

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    got my 91 1070 for 5 grand 5 years ago, came with 6 ft brush hog and a lot of hours, 5k hrs. it is a 40 hp variant.
     

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