Well this whole thing with using a snowblower with the 455 we bought this summer has been a pain so far.
Put in a lower radiator hose heater last weekend while it was nice out, that was pain fitting in - but way cheaper than the engine block heater and bracket deere sells. She started up just fine last night when it was single digits without plugging it in so I guess it's just to cut down on wear from frigid cold starts now. Also changed the fuel filter, air filters and changed the coolant out while I was monkeying around. I'm gonna change out the hytran fluid/filter and oil change in the spring.
Other night went to put tire chains on and of coarse right away that isn't gonna work with the AWS. So I find that deere has a spacer kit to sell (of coarse) instead of just building it from the factory that way...
Since I got the rims off I said piss on it I'm getting rid of the turf tires. Picked up the fluid filled new wheels tonight, so she's weighted down pretty good now between two big suitcase weights and the tires.
Waiting to pickup the spacer kit and pto from dealer this saturday so I can finally use the blower. Dealer lost 1/2 of the implement shaft as they confirmed by pictures finally after multiple calls from me as it bounced between a couple lots. I didn't realize it was missing myself til I went to hook it up the other night.
Big upgrade for me coming from a 110 with the 36" snow blower.