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    Gold Member CWP37's Avatar
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    Default 2008 5203 4WD

    Looked at a new model 5203 yesterday. Pretty sharp.

    Best I could tell on features was...

    4WD
    Industrial tires
    522 loader
    Extra rear remote x1
    Loader level indicator

    Sales guy said he could part with it for $25k.

    That would put it at a similarly equipped 4320 or 4520? Just wondering.

    Still thinking about trading my 5103. Just trying to let the fever subside.
    Chip

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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    Don't forget the upgraded transmission...we actually got our first 5203, MFWD, Industrial tires, 522 loader in Saturday, will take pictures if anyone is interested.
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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    Chip,

    Sure wish the 4WD version had been available when we bought our 03's. I dug a good size hole out at the farm last week and sure could have used the 4wd. Anyway, hate to part with the cash and like you, am letting the fever go away. I don't like my 5203 any less, but there's always better and bigger stuff to buy. Good luck with the fever.

    g.e. bates

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    Gold Member CWP37's Avatar
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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    Here's my problem...I bought a 5103 because I couldn't afford what I really wanted, a 4720. Still can't.

    That said, I've stuck my 5103 too many times so far and it's starting to really bug me. I'm tired of my neighbor telling me "I told you you needed a 4WD tractor," as he pulls me out of the mud.

    All that said, my 5103 is still a great tractor and it's allowed me to get a lot done this year. Much better than no tractor at all. Plus, I got lots of attachments.

    gamble, Let's see some more pics to keep me interested.
    Chip

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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    $25k is about what I was quoted for a 4120 12x12 with the 400X (not cx) FEL this past February. The 4x20 series tractors are quite pricey. I won't call them toys, but they are definitely targeted at a certain segment with more money than acreage.

    Sounds like a fair deal on a 5203. About $1k cheaper than I paid for a comparably equipped 5105. Wonder if that's the discount for being imported from India.

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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    Quote Originally Posted by gamble77
    Don't forget the upgraded transmission...we actually got our first 5203, MFWD, Industrial tires, 522 loader in Saturday, will take pictures if anyone is interested.

    What is upgraded about the transmission?

    D.

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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    they are offering the standard 9x3, SyncShuttle, and SyncReverser.

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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    There will be no more "standard 9x3", 2wd models get 2nd & R synchronized, 4wd models get a fully synchronized trans. Here is a picture of a 5203, MFWD, industrial tires, and a 522 loader...nice little package.
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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    Man, that is a slick rig. I need another tractor for my other place. It is too much of a pain to haul my 4720 out there. Perhaps a 4wd 03 will be in my future.

    D.

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    Default Re: 2008 5203 4WD

    That's the same build I saw the other day. There's one of those babies in my future, just a matter of time. And money.
    Chip

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