John Deere 5425 Engine problems

Tractor John Deere 5425 Problems

A neighboring farmer decided to go back to work and earn money for a change and leased his fields.
That left him with some low-hour gears to sell, instead of sitting around, and he gave me the first chance.

He has a 5425N with reverse power shuttle tranny and mfwd, and 670 hours that was used primarily as a $ 50K dadgum mower.
I’m definitely not a green guy, but the price is right and the hours are low. I like bargains, and he’s old enough to be a real American made Deere.

What worries me are all the bells and whistles in the thing. It’s all electronic controls, and that goofy Tranny only defies logic, if his left leg is bigger than his right leg. Everything works fine, it’s up to date in all of his green boutique pampering, and cleaner than most people’s living rooms. Electric 3pt and draft controls, hydro PTO, tilt, cruise, air, remotes for the 3pt, every dadgum option offered.

If you take it, you’re going to screw it up.

That transmission sucks, so simple, so practical. I live it. I remember the first tractor we bought had a “WTF” moment, but the damn thing gave us no problem, and it’s pushing 5000 hours last time I checked.

The electronic hydraulics, and controls, are sweet too. You have indefinite control of your hydrolytic. With the turn of a dial you can adjust the flow rate (not sure you need it for your application, but good to have).

I have never used a 5425 but we have a 5525 from 2008 with about 4000 hours and I am sure they are similar. To be honest, we’ve had quite a few problems with ours and we continue to have problems with it to this day, nothing to do with the Deere of the past that we had. If it weren’t for the problems, it would be a very nice tractor.

About the transmission, do you mean you can go from front to back without changing gears? If so, that’s fine, but it’s one thing we’ve had trouble with.

I don’t want to scare you or anything like that, we may have gotten a bad tractor from the factory.

I have never used a 5425 but we have a 5525 from 2008 with about 4000 hours and I am sure they are similar. To be honest, we’ve had quite a few problems with ours and we continue to have problems with it to this day, nothing to do with the Deere’s of the past that we had. If it weren’t for the problems, it would be a very nice tractor.

About the transmission, do you mean you can go from front to back without changing gears? If so, that’s fine, but it’s one thing we’ve had trouble with.

I don’t want to scare you or anything like that, we may have gotten a bad tractor from the factory.

Yes, it is the & quot; power inverter & quot; Tranny on the thing. It is roughly the same as the 5525 only narrower. Range the left a, b, c, the gear on the right, and the little nubby launcher on the left side of the steering.

What kinds of problems has yours had with the transmission?
The thing is so different from a traditional 3-stick and clutch, I don’t know what the hell to think.
I have to look at the schematics, and both the gear selector range and cables work with adjustment gizmos in tight spots, so I can see where things could go out of adjustment, and break.

If you take it you will spoil

That transmission is bad, so simple, so practical. I live it. I remember the first tractor we bought with that one and we had a WTF moment, but the damn thing hasn’t given us any problems, and it’s pushing 5000 hours last time I checked.

The electronic hydraulics, and the controls, these are sweet too. You have indefinite control of your hydrolytic. With the turn of a dial you can adjust the flow rate (not sure you need it for your application, but good to have).

It’s time for them to see the light

If Case / IH hadn’t lost its mind and made the New Holland / LS Kimchi shredder the foundation of its $ 70,000 narrow tractors, it would never have gone green. I hate the new Hydrostat New Holland / Case / IH / LS transmission. Hitting the brakes on the left or right to go around the end of a row, and the speed lock will kick things forward, like a car going out of cruise control, and there’s no way aorund it..good luck to maintain even coverage with a sprayer.

Landini / McCormick was a complete jerk in his straits too, and to meet the emissions he dropped the buckets, he added turbo pressure. damn things are grenades and spits injectors. I will not sell our old girl as she is just long on the tooth and perfect for everything but spraying nowdays.

A quiet cab (Deere’s damn cab is quiet!) With working HVAC, and plenty of room to move around will be nice.
The Landini is more like a Ferrari, and you straddle the transmission with the inside of the fenders in the armpits, like a cockpit.
Yeah it’s going to be nice until something breaks and you have to pay the duck: msp_angry:

We are having all kinds of problems with our 5525. Where to start? First of all, with the tranny, we never had mechanical problems, it was all electrical. The power inverter broke and had to be replaced. It took JD forever to figure out what the problem was. What happened was that when you released the clutch to take off, it would not move and a warning light would come on and it would beep and you could not move. Sometimes you could pump the clutch several times and it would work again. But other times, you had to pull it to get home.

The second is that we have fuel problems. It has two filters and the in-line filter is still clogged and sometimes spits and sizzles for a few seconds, especially when pulling a load uphill. We think there may be some kind of fungus in the tank. So it may not be entirely JD’s fault. We have used some additives that are supposed to clean any kind of fungus, but it doesn’t seem to help, maybe we don’t use it enough. Of course, it could also be something else. We are not sure.

The third is the MFWD. Whenever we use four-wheel drive, when you start to turn, it makes a really bad noise, I don’t know how to put it in writing. It sounds like something is under pressure and when you pull it out of 4WD the tractor makes a popping sound, the front wheels spin a bit. According to JD, it comes from the pivot point of the axle. He has been doing it since we bought it and JD told us it was normal. Well it isn’t, they just didn’t want to fix it under warranty.

The room is electric. We cannot use the turn signals, if we do, a 10 amp fuse will blow and it cannot be moved until that fuse is replaced. The first time it happened, I had no idea what had happened. I was on the road turning towards our driveway, luckily I was able to get completely off the road. And there is also something wrong with the seat sensor. For a while, you could get up on the move and keep moving when it should have stopped moving for safety reasons. Without doing anything about it, it now works fine.

We have also had to change the front wheel bearings a couple of times.

This tractor has been a nightmare for us. Don’t get me wrong, we continue to use it every day because it is our cargo tractor. It keeps getting the job done even with all those problems, but we’re not very happy with it. We are not sure which brand to buy. We’re not sure if we want to go green again, although we could have gotten a lemon. The last JD we had was a 5500 and it had about 8000 hours when we changed it and no major issues.

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