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    1997 5400

    Hi all. I'm new here and I'm looking for some help on a 5400 two wheel drive tractor. I'm looking to buy this tractor but was looking at some pros and cons on it. I heard transmission issues as the biggest problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Three transmissions were offered Collar Shift, Top Shaft Sychronized, and Top Shaft Sychronized with Reverser.
    Do you know which transmission it has? From there you can search for problems
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    Thanks I didn't know that. This is my first big tractor. I checked it is the 12 speed power reverser trans.

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    That would be my FIRST choice for transmissions Four gears in three ranges, so not as big a jump between gears as the 9 speed (3 gears in 3 ranges). Be aware reverse will be faster (about 12% IIRC) that the forward speed you reverse from. I would NOT reverse when going faster than 4-5mph.I am unaware of problems with this transmission, BUT you should "Google" John Deere 5400 Power Reverser problems and see what comes up.IIRC issues have been with the PTO clutch disc sticking/not releasing from lack of use.
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    Ford F250 4x4 bought new 1978

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