John Deere 455

John Deere 455The John Deere 455 is a 2WD lawb and garden tractor from the 400 series. This tractor was manufactured by John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 1992 to 2001. The JD 455 is equipped with a 0.9 L three-cylinder diesel engine and shaft-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The John Deere 455 lawn tractor used the Yanmar 3TNA72UJ3 engine. It is a 0.9 L, 881 cm2, (53.8 cu·in) three-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine with 72.0 mm (2.83 in) of the cylinder bore and 72.0 mm (2.83 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 21.6:1. This engine produced 22.3 PS (16.4 kW; 22.0 HP) at 3,350 rpm of maximum output power.

The John Deere 455 is equipped with hydrostatic power steering (four-wheel steering was available as an option), wet disc brakes, open operator station and 24.6 liters (6.5 US gal.; 5.4 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere 455 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount John Deere 48 in (1,210 mm) mower deck with 3-blades and hydraulic lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere 54 in (1,370 mm) mower deck with 3-blades and hydraulic lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere 60 in (1,520 mm) mower deck with 3-blades and hydraulic lift
  • Mid-mount John Deere 54 in (1,370 mm) blade
  • Front-mount John Deere 46 in (1,160 mm) single-stage snowblower with hydraulic lift
  • Front-mount John Deere 47 in (1,190 mm) single-stage snowblower with hydraulic lift
  • John Deere 40 Loader

John Deere 455 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 455
Length1,900 mm (74.8 in)
Width1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Height1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Wheel base 2WS: 1,280 mm (50.4 in)
AWS: 1,250 mm (49.2 in)
Weight 2WS: 437 kg (965 lbs)
AWS: 480 kg (1058 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity24.6 liters (6.5 US gal.; 5.4 Imp. gal)
Battery12V, CCA 470A
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelYanmar 3TNA72UJ3
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement0.9 L, 881 cm2, (53.8 cu·in)
Bore and stroke72.0 mm X 72.0 mm (2.83 in X 2.83 in)
Compression ratio 21.6:1
Horsepower22.3 PS (16.4 kW; 22 HP) at 3,350 rpm
Oil typeSAE 10W-30
Oil capacity:2.8 L (2.96 US. qt, 2.46 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:2.8 L (2.96 US. qt, 2.46 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeHydrostatic power or four-wheel steering (option)
BrakesWet disc
Transmission modelTuff Torq K91
Transmission typeShaft-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 13.7 kmh (8.5 mph) Reverse: 6.8 (4.2 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 2WS: 6.6 L (1.7 US gal, 1.5 Imp. gal.)
AWS: 5.7 L (1.5 US gal, 1.3 Imp. gal)
Transmission oil typeJohn Deere Low Viscosity HY-GARD (J20D)
Front tiresLawn/turf: 18×8.50-8, 16×6.50-8, 16×7.50-8
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 26×12.00-12, 23×8.50-12, 23×10.50-12
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Middle PTO typeIndependent with hydraulic clutch
Middle PTO spped2,000 rpm
Rear PTO typeIndependent with hydraulic clutch
Rear PTO spped540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Pressure1,000 psi (68.9 bar)
Pump flow4.65 gpm (17.6 lpm)
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  1. I just purchased a home where the previous owner included a John Deere 455 diesel tractor with 60in deck. Where can I find the user or operator manual for it?

    • I would really appreciate an Owners Manual on pdf! Can you possibly share it or tell me where you go it? Thanks

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