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    Default 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    There is no indication my 5101 is in 4 wheel drive. I know the 4 wheel drive is working, just wondering if there should be a light or something? Thanks.

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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    No indicator in the dash?
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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    The 5101e has a manual shift (lever) to engage the 4-wheel drive, correct? Since it's not an electric selenoid engagement you likely don't have an instrument panel indicator (light).

    Just the lever position.

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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    Correct, it is a manual engagement. I see the 4wd icon light come on when I start the tractor, but failed to come on when 4wd engaged. Thanks for info.

    Whats your opinion for a harrow for this tractor? No real cutting; mostly scratching for overseeding hay fields and smoothing rough spots. I'm thinking JD210. Just not sure how wide I can get away with.

    Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    Quote Originally Posted by stickfarm View Post
    Correct, it is a manual engagement. I see the 4wd icon light come on when I start the tractor, but failed to come on when 4wd engaged. Thanks for info.

    Whats your opinion for a harrow for this tractor? No real cutting; mostly scratching for overseeding hay fields and smoothing rough spots. I'm thinking JD210. Just not sure how wide I can get away with.

    Thanks for your time.
    Well, you've got plenty of power... and if you're only thinking of light ground work - you'll be able to go with a wider disc.

    One other consideration is rear tire slippage. Are your rear's filled or do you have wheel wts.? You can work a wider disc with some added "@ss weight"!

    Don't know how wide the JD210 is. I used to work a light-duty 12' tandem disc with a 2WD JD3020 and no problems. Had fluid rears, though.

    Worked a 14' medium duty tandem disc on a JD4020 and fluid rears, too. Crop clean-up in the fall and knockin' down the high spots!

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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    My 2010 5083e was the same way and annoying. The indicator is there, the light behind it is there, but it isn't activated. My new MY2012 5083e has a working pto and 4x4 indicator.
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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    I can live with it; never had a light indicator before. Thanks for the info and your time.

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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    I asked the dealer about that on mine, and he told me it didn't have it. That is the same dash they use for many of those tractors, and I guess some have it and some don't. My little 3520 had it.
    You could put a switch on it and wire it to the dash and probably get it working. It is silly that they cut corners like that.
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    Default Re: 5101e 4X4 Engadged Indication

    Quote Originally Posted by JD3520Turbo View Post
    I asked the dealer about that on mine, and he told me it didn't have it. That is the same dash they use for many of those tractors, and I guess some have it and some don't. My little 3520 had it.
    You could put a switch on it and wire it to the dash and probably get it working. It is silly that they cut corners like that.

    I was wondering the same thing on my 5083E... That is dumb that they did that...

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