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    Default John Deere 5203

    I recently bought 80 acres of mostly pasture land and the man I bought it from had three tractors two of which he has sold. He has a 5203 with 1400 hours on it he is asking 11000 for for it. It's two wheel drive and doesn't have a loader. Is that a good buy and is it big enough? I hope to find someone to cut the hay for the hay but from time to time I may need to bush hog it. I mostly bought the land for an investment and mabe hunt on it a little. I have a kubota 5700 but I don't want to have to load and move it twenty miles every time it is needed.

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    It's plenty big enough for bush hogging with a 6 - 8' cutter, but 11 grand is a little steep. That's what I gave for mine with 200 hrs on it. I would be looking more at the $9500 range.

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    Default Re: John Deere 5203

    Quote Originally Posted by Kessler Farms View Post
    It's plenty big enough for bush hogging with a 6 - 8' cutter, but 11 grand is a little steep. That's what I gave for mine with 200 hrs on it. I would be looking more at the $9500 range.

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    I just bought a nice 2wd 5203 with only 300hrs for $11K. What year is it? (green undercarriage or black?)
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    Default Re: John Deere 5203

    The under carriage is black

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    Default Re: John Deere 5203

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    The under carriage is black
    Then the newest it could be would be 2006. I'd shoot for $9-10K. They are good little tractors, I really like mine.
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    Default Re: John Deere 5203

    Here is a JD link that will help you determine the year. If you have not already been to tractordata here is a link to it for specs on the tractor. The last link is an online manual for the 5203.

    Have you driven the tractor? This is from tractordata on the trasmission - Three speeds (1-3) plus reverse (R) in three ranges (A-C). Tractor must be stopped, and clutch used, before shifting speed or range. Standard on 2WD models.-

    While I do not use my loader much, must admit I am glad I have it. To me if you have a loader you need MFWD. Something to consider.

    Model Year of 5000 Series Tractors : What year was my 5000 series tractor built?

    TractorData.com John Deere 5203 tractor information

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