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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi guys! I just bought a open station 4255. Just wondering if anyone has a idea how many were built. First one I've seen in my area. I'm sure they are more common in the south. Thanks in advance!!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think you are right about more being in the South. There were a fair number of 4050, 4250, 4055, and 4255 tractors sold with ROPS or open station here in the Northeast. I just saw a 4250 with ROPS sell at a dealership auction Saturday. Far fewer 4450 and 4455 tractors without SGB. Some smaller farmers were slow to accept SGB plus the 1980's were a difficult time and farmers tried parring cost down where possible.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I came across this one by chance and it is very,very clean. It happens to fit my operation pretty good and was just unusual enough that I decided to buy it. I have seen a few 4040's and 4050 but never anything newer than that here in NW Indiana. I understand a lot of folks in the south still bought a lot of open station/ROPS tractors. This one happens to be a local 1 owner machine.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is it possible for you to post pics of the 4255? I thought they were all 4 post tractors or SGB. You have a rare tractor if it never had a 4 post, nice find.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I thought i read in a book anything 40 series and newer came with a 4 post standard with cab optional; just like a narrow front end;ended with the 30 series.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 4240 open station (fender deck only)but I have never seen any newer models without the 4 post canopy..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Any marks in the paint indicating somebody didn't want one of those durn fool safety things on his tractor and took it off?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

SDGREEN wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:07:59 01/07/13) Is it possible for you to post pics of the 4255? I thought they were all 4 post tractors or SGB. You have a rare tractor if it never had a 4 post, nice find.


Operator station with fenders only isn't listed in 4255 parts catalog. It is listed in 4455 catalog for Mexico only.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was kinda thinking that the 40 series was the last of them,,B&D has the right line of thought...
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I didnt think any were true open station after 40 series but have been wrong before
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is a picture for you Tim of my '84 4050 Powershift. Has the 466 motor. I talked to the original owner that bought it new who farmed 80 acres. Other than the Mexican 4455's I thought this was the last series of the true open station tractors.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Very nice, it sure looks to be an original fender deck, when the 4 post or the cabs are cut off the stubs for the roll gard are still exposed..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have seen several of them that have been cut off before. I asked the guy who bought mine new if they had a hard time getting it for him and he said no, but he did order the tractor, it was not dealer inventory. He lived in Wisconsin so I am sure not many non cab models found their way there!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I can remember when the local dealership transferred ownership in the early 1980's they had a 4050 open station (no ROPS) on the lot. Back in those days when dealers still ordered for in-store inventory I think most ordered tractors with ROPS (if no SGB) for liability reasons and farmers accepted that. Like I said before any farmer who wanted an open station in the 1980's was old-fashioned (stubborn) or was trying to save a dollar.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Open Station 4255 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

NY 986 wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:53:49 01/07/13) I can remember when the local dealership transferred ownership in the early 1980's they had a 4050 open station (no ROPS) on the lot. Back in those days when dealers still ordered for in-store inventory I think most ordered tractors with ROPS (if no SGB) for liability reasons and farmers accepted that. Like I said before any farmer who wanted an open station in the 1980's was old-fashioned (stubborn) or was trying to save a dollar.


Or needed to get into low buildings. That 4050 looks pretty sweet BTW. I would like to have something like that instead of the 2950 we have. wishful thinking...
 
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