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John Deere 455 Front-Folding Grain Drill

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  • Patented active hydraulic down-pressure system
  • Double-disk furrow openers
  • Seedbox capacities
  • Grass seed attachment
Sale Type
John Deere
Engine Size
6, 7.5, 10 in.
Plain Grain
70 bu
Monitor Type
SeedStar or ComputerTrak 250, 350, 450
25 ft., 30 ft., 35 ft.
Overall Length
22 ft
Transport Width
15, 2 ft, in.
Transport Height
6, 11 ft, in.
Number Of Openers
30, 40, 50
70 bu. (2.8 bu./ft.), 84 bu. (2.8 bu./ft.), 98 bu. (2.8 bu./ft.)

Seedbox capacitiesJohn Deere 455 Front Folding Grain Drill

Seed boxes have a large capacity for longer intervals between stops for refilling.

Plain grain or combination grain/fertilizer seed boxes are available to match the producer's needs.

The versatile grain/fertilizer box has a three-position divider that can be set for 100 percent grain, 60 percent grain, or 40 percent grain.


Seedbox capacities
   Plain grain

Combination grain/fertilizer

Three-position divider

 100 percent grain  60 percent grain  40 percent grain
 Grain, L/m (bu/ft)  324 (2.8)  320 (2.76)  168 (1.82)  152 (1.35)
 Fertilizer, kg/m (lb/ft)  ---  ---  168 (113)  226 (152)
 Total, L/m (bu/ft)  324 (2.8)  320 (2.76)  3.4 (393)  3.4 (393)
  • The bulkheads in the seedbox reduce material shifting in the box for increased seeding efficiency.
  • A sight glass, located near the end of the box, allows the operator to view seed level at a glance.
  • Steel footboards with 25.4-mm (1-in.) diameter perforations allow convenient, safe access to the seed/fertilizer boxes.
  • In-line box design allows quick and easy filling.

A grass seeder attachment is available (see attachments in the Ag Sales Manual). The grass seeder attaches to the front of the seedbox and is commonly used for grasses and alfalfa.

Tank shield plates are available from Parts (see attachment for field conversion),

  • Protects box-end panels from damage
  • Ideal for operating in very irregular terrain, where box panels could contact each other

Front-folding frame allows for narrow transportJohn Deere 455 Front Folding Grain Drill

A fully hydraulic front fold/unfold system makes folding on the 455 Drills, for transport a true one-person operation. 

  • Requires less than 5 minutes to fold or unfold
  • Transport width is narrow as 4.6 m (15 ft, 2 in.)

High opener transport clearance allows moving over ditches, railroad crossings, and other trouble spots without worry.

Opener to road clearance:

  • 533.4-mm (21-in.) on 9.15-m (30-ft) and 10.7-m (35-ft) models
  • 457.2-mm (18-in.) on 7.6-m (25-ft) model

Units are raised and lowered for transport with standard equipment-lift cylinders:  

  • Two 76.2-mm x 203.2-mm (3-in. x 8-in.) cylinders on 7.6-m (25-ft) drill
  • Two 88.9-mm x 254-mm (3.5-in. x 10-in.) cylinders on 9.15-m (30-ft) and 10.7-m (35-ft) drills 

There are four frame-mounted tires: 11L-15, 10 PR rib implement on all three drill sizes.

Warning lights are in base equipment for improved visibility when transporting.