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07-02-2008, 11:26 AM #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
JD 5420 vs JD 5425
Since I intend to buy used, the main difference I see is the 5425 has the same engine but Turbo charged with the same HP. Is this an advantage? or a mute point? Any difference in torque? I am thinking a turbo is one more thing to go wrong, but maybe more fuel efficent?
The 5425 has an electric control for the Reverser, vs a mechanical on the 5420, any pros or cons for either?
The advantage I see to buying a 5420:
Is lower price.
The advatages I see to buying a 5425:
E-PTO availble with the PowerReverser
May have warranty left
Increased Hydraulic Gpm
Since price will not be the only deciding factor i am leaning towards the 5425, unless a 5420 would be more trouble free.
07-03-2008, 05:56 PM #2
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
- Barton NY
- JD 5420 MFWD 541 FEL
Re: JD 5420 vs JD 5425
I absolutely love my 5420.
The turbo should make the unit a little more efficient and certainly quieter. I wanted the 5425 because of the turbo, for the reasons stated, but I have done well without.
The mechanical PowerReverser lever is a bit clunky, but it is very positive. You KNOW what direction you are going in and it NEVER pops out.
I can not speak to the other points except to say that the hydraulic flow on my tractor is sufficient to run a concrete breaker and post hole digger.
I use my tractor about everyday for utility work through making hay. In my opinion, it is an awesome hay making tractor. Just the right size.5420 MFWD w/541 MSL FEL - Only 900 hours and turning green.