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Front Bucket on John Deere 655?

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Jason Pallas, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    I've got a JD 655 that I'm thinking about putting a front loader bucket on. However, the 655 is not 4wd and several people have told me that I should really have a 4wd unit if I want to put a front loader on it.
    Does anyone have any opinions/advice on this ? Thanks for your input (I'm new to the 655 and value your experience).
  2. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    I have a J.D. 750 with a front loader, and I can tell you that without 4x4 your not going to move a lot of stuff with the loader.
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Buy an new tractor. If it doesn't have 4 wheel drive, you can forget about moving anything. Been there done that with a buddy's machine. Only fix was 500lb of counter weight and loaded tires. Still can't dig with it, only loose materials.
  4. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    weve got a 655 4x4 with the 51 front loader, w/o 4 wheel drive it wont dig squat

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