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Currently have a 2355 loader that came with the 1256. We used to have a 2450 on the 1486 years ago and I recently have come across one for sale. Pretty nice looking loader with brand new bucket and skid steer quick attach and good paint. I don’t see too many 2450s for sale so thought I’d ask for opinions. Guy is asking 6 for it. If I buy this I would get rid of the 2355 and kind of in the same boat with that one I don’t see too many of those for sale so I’m not sure on a value on that. Mines good shape but not as nice as this 2450. Reason I’m considering is because we used to have one but I also know that it has bigger cylinders on it than the 2355 does and the quick attach would be nice. 

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2355/2455 is 6" wider than a 2350/2450. 2450 will give you more lift height and little more lift power but they are a big heavy and bulky loader and is nothing but an obstruction in front of you. They just swallow a tractor up.  I love 2350 and 2355s. 2355s fit much easier and better on a 66 and 86. I have a 2350 on a 1026 and 2355 on another 1026 and like the 2355 more. Seems to just have more visibility. 2450s wont bring near as much as a 2350 for the bulky and weight. 2450s are normally better shape because they were pulled off and left off. Ive seen some real nice ones for good prices and still turned them down. I wouldnt let the 2355 bounce on down the road too fast after buying a 2450. 2355 and especially 2455 are not very common loaders. 

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Honestly, I think 6 is really steep for a 2450. I agree it is an excellent loader, but it has to be mint for that money. However I very seldom see a 2450. I know the 2350's well. It would take a pristine 2350 to fetch $4000 and it wouldn't in my country. A new loader would be a lot higher though, so may not be a bad deal. My first reaction was wow though.

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4 minutes ago, INTERNATIONAL 1466 said:

Honestly, I think 6 is really steep for a 2450. I agree it is an excellent loader, but it has to be mint for that money. However I very seldom see a 2450. I know the 2350's well. It would take a pristine 2350 to fetch $4000 and it wouldn't in my country. A new loader would be a lot higher though, so may not be a bad deal. My first reaction was wow though.

Gave 3000 for my 2450 in new condition and it still has no welds but has faded some.

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That seems like a bunch of money for a 2450 loader.   There is one for sale to me locally for about half of that.    Yo may just be better off putting a quick attach on the loader you have.  

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I agree with everyone on the 6 price being on the high side as that was kind of my first thought initially. Guy said make him an offer and that he would come down some but not a whole lot given the condition of the loader and being a new bucket. Here’s some pics of it. 

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5 minutes ago, nate said:

That seems like a bunch of money for a 2450 loader.   There is one for sale to me locally for about half of that.    Yo may just be better off putting a quick attach on the loader you have.  

That’s something I have thought about doing as well and it might just be a cheaper option. Might be the better way to go

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19 minutes ago, INTERNATIONAL 1466 said:

Honestly, I think 6 is really steep for a 2450. I agree it is an excellent loader, but it has to be mint for that money. However I very seldom see a 2450. I know the 2350's well. It would take a pristine 2350 to fetch $4000 and it wouldn't in my country. A new loader would be a lot higher though, so may not be a bad deal. My first reaction was wow though.

My thoughts too Matt. I even went and looked on tractor house for auction results and ones for sale and I think there was maybe two sale results for a 2450 and none for sale currently but plenty of 2350s. I would say the 2350 average price was around 1500 to maybe 2000. If it was a mint one like you said Then it would be in the 3500 to 4000 range but very few of those.

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24 minutes ago, Long Farms said:

2355/2455 is 6" wider than a 2350/2450. 2450 will give you more lift height and little more lift power but they are a big heavy and bulky loader and is nothing but an obstruction in front of you. They just swallow a tractor up.  I love 2350 and 2355s. 2355s fit much easier and better on a 66 and 86. I have a 2350 on a 1026 and 2355 on another 1026 and like the 2355 more. Seems to just have more visibility. 2450s wont bring near as much as a 2350 for the bulky and weight. 2450s are normally better shape because they were pulled off and left off. Ive seen some real nice ones for good prices and still turned them down. I wouldnt let the 2355 bounce on down the road too fast after buying a 2450. 2355 and especially 2455 are not very common loaders. 

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Nice looking setups there Brian. The one nice thing about the 2355 especially on a 56 or 66 series was there was enough room in the front and that you didn’t have to take the weights off. And you’re definitely right the 2355 and 2455 are not common. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a 2455. Like you said the extra dump height was a plus especially if you’re loading into a taller trailer. 

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I dont have the loader manuals in my house but can check tomorrow while at shop on lift capacity and height. But im fairly certian 2450/55 out lifts 23s by 500-1k lbs. 23s can stack 3 bales high and 24s can stack 4 bales high comes to mind. 

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8 hours ago, Long Farms said:

I dont have the loader manuals in my house but can check tomorrow while at shop on lift capacity and height. But im fairly certian 2450/55 out lifts 23s by 500-1k lbs. 23s can stack 3 bales high and 24s can stack 4 bales high comes to mind. 

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I have two 2350s and a 2450. I measured once but its been probly 15 yrs. IIRC the bores on the lift cylinders are the same, but length is slightly longer on 2450. But seems like due to the additional length of the loader, therefore the weight is further away, the lift capacity was a little less than the shorter armed 2350. I could be wrong though. I have many bale spikes and the way a couple are configured i am able to stack 5x5 bales 5 high with my 2450. Got to have spikes in the bale low and spikes configured high on the spike frame. Only got a couple of the "drive throughs" on my old barns where i have the overhead room to do 5 high though.

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Here are the specs for the 2350/2450 and 2355/2455. 

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EDIT: Here is our 2455 on our Hydro 186. Hopefully the photo shows ho much wider it is compared to the 2450.
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The 2450 is a big loader compared to the 2350. If you're digging and doing dirt work the 2350 will wear better.  There is a lot of leverage on the loader on a 2450 to go digging.  That said we have had a 2450 on a 1586 for more years than I remember scooping silage out of an ag bag.  That was not kind to the loader though and it has all been welded and rewelded and beefed up. 

We have 3 2450s and at least 2 2350s. Have been around 1 2355 in the shop but have never ran one. 

I wouldnt want hardly any other loader than an IH loader, they mount so easy and look like they fit the tractor.

I might be a little cautious on the skid steer quick attatch...that seems like a lot of loader and power to make one of them hold up to.  At least I wouldnt want to do what we've done with ours with a skid steer setup. 

Usually around here they are priced between 2500 and 4000, 2000 moves them pretty fast, 35 or 4500 they sit a little longer.

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They don't bring squat around here. I had this 2350 for sale a few years ago. Started out at 3000. Dropped it to 2500. Then down to 2000. Came with the factory brackets even. Think the phone would ring? Heavens no. List it for a while, take it off because got frustrated. Re list again. No lookers, no callers. Took 2 years to get rid of it. Got 2000 out of it finally 

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1 hour ago, 856 Custom said:

They don't bring squat around here. I had this 2350 for sale a few years ago. Started out at 3000. Dropped it to 2500. Then down to 2000. Came with the factory brackets even. Think the phone would ring? Heavens no. List it for a while, take it off because got frustrated. Re list again. No lookers, no callers. Took 2 years to get rid of it. Got 2000 out of it finally 

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I use to have a 2355 on a 806D. Good straight loader, no welds, decent paint, bucket had a slight bow in the bottom. I finally got it sold for $2,500 but took a couple years. Not much livestock in this area but everyone seems to have an old loader or a small fwa with loader (reason I sold the 2355). Plus a lot of farmers in the area have backhoes to do the heavy work, we have a 416B CAT. 

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1 hour ago, boog said:

I use to have a 2355 on a 806D. Good straight loader, no welds, decent paint, bucket had a slight bow in the bottom. I finally got it sold for $2,500 but took a couple years. Not much livestock in this area but everyone seems to have an old loader or a small fwa with loader (reason I sold the 2355). Plus a lot of farmers in the area have backhoes to do the heavy work, we have a 416B CAT. 

416B Cat nice outfit. Here's my poor man's hoe in the meantime. Beats the shovel. Lol! Skidloader mount.

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2 hours ago, acem said:

I have a 2355 and 2450. The 2450 loader is handy for stacking hay high up but unhandy for everything else. It's a beast of a loader! Thx-Ace 

Yes, would not want a 2450/55 as my only loader. Use mine for stacking hay, trimming trees with my tree shear, and scaffolding duty. It lives mostly on my 3588 which has huge "side shift" capabilities. Have never used it in dirt or manure. Also the 2450 works great for pushing over trees as you can get higher for more leverage.

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26 minutes ago, 1480x3 said:

Yes, would not want a 2450/55 as my only loader. Use mine for stacking hay, trimming trees with my tree shear, and scaffolding duty. It lives mostly on my 3588 which has huge "side shift" capabilities. Have never used it in dirt or manure. Also the 2450 works great for pushing over trees as you can get higher for more leverage.

The 186 has only ever had either a 2450 (when new) and the 2455 it's got now. The 2455 came when grandpa hit a bridge with the 2450. I will agree its massive, and definitely takes some getting used to. Dad told me the 186 and loader replaced an 826 gear drive that had a Kelly loader. 

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On the forum I have noticed loaders without grapple forks from other parts of the country

I do see bale spears.

Around here I cannot think of anyone who owns a loader without a grapple. Very few if any loader mounted bale spears.

Just a "hmmm,? that's different" observation I guess.

Different strokes for different folks?

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I live in NE South Dakota and there arent any loader tractors around me without a grapple fork.  We rarely take the bucket and grapple off in the winter when feeding ground hay and silage, but rarely have the bucket on during the summer.  The bale spear is so quickly pit on with the euro style hookup and so much quicker when loading and unloading bales in the field and hay yards.

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Update,  Talked to the guy tonight and Told him I would be in the 3 to 4000 range for it and he said five would be about his bottom dollar on it. Probably just gonna stick with the 2355 for right now. Thanks for all the replies and info, much appreciated. 

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