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#1 gouch


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:16 PM

I am looking at a 5230 case ih, were these good tractors? I know the 5130 had some electrical issues were the 52 series the same. It is a power shift 2wd. Thanks

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:44 PM

Awesome tractor! Only thing better is a 5240 because you get a turbo and it needs it. Again the best little tractor ever made!

From what little research I have done it looks like the early '52 series were really '51's, it was when CaseIH went to a shuttle shift with the neutral in between forward and reverse that they were different. Someone will probably say other wise and e right though.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:50 PM

Great little tractors, had the 5130 and a 5230 and now a 5240. Hydrulics are questionable but can live with that. Handle very easily, visibility is good, very handy. Can do about anything. Use ours on a loader, sprayer tractor, and planter tractor..
Magnum 275--5240--656--Super M--2388--and all red equipment. Toy collector and country dancing

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:05 PM

I absolutely love our 5230. :wub: :wub: Its a great tractor, but as mentioned earlier, a little short on power sometimes. Ours is a late model with the neutral in the shuttle. After having the neutral, i don't think i would want one without it. I run a baler with ours, and it does pretty darn good. Also, it is excellent on fuel. If the price is right and it fits your needs, buy it.
97' 5230 MAXXUM, 91' 7120 MAGNUM, 83' IH 6588, 79' IH 1486, 68' IH 756, 61' 560D, 59' 460D, 5?' ALLIS D17, 52' FORD 8N, 37' F12, Late 36' F12

Pickups- Good one - 2004 GMC 2500HD with Duramax/Allison
Work one - 1996 GMC 3500 6.5TD/5 speed, single wheel with flatbed