Greetings everyone from West Tennessee
I recently picked up a 2000 year model 5205 with 521 loader and 7 foot disc harrow at an estate sale. It will be used to expand and maintain food plots on family property for deer and turkey hunting. I was using an older Case-IH 23 HP tractor that would only pull a 4 foot bush hog and not enough power to break ground and it wasn't getting it done for me.
This 5205 has 1600 miles, was barn kept and used mainly for finish mowing. It starts and runs great and everything works. Both rear tires are filled with fluid. The owner/operator was at the sale and came up to me after I won the auction and told me how they used the tractor, the recent maintenance performed and even drove home and returned with the operators manual which he gave me. He gave me his cell number to call if I had any questions. What a nice thing to do. I feel that I got a capable machine that has been well maintained and lightly used. He said they never used the disc with this tractor, just the finish mower and he bailed a couple hundred square bales of hay.
I have washed it up, changed the oil, greased every fitting I could find, all new filters and I will flush and replace the coolant and install a new thermostat when the weather gets better. The hydrolic fluid was changed out last year. Can't wait to put it to work.
Looking forward to learning more from you guys and participation in the discussions.