I just bought this tractor with 1500 hours. Very clean with no noticeable issues except overfilled chloride loaded tires. That’s easy enough to fix. Previous owner told me that clutch pedal tension would need to be adjusted but he had a mechanic look it over and said that was the only problem. I’ve noticed that on the road this tractor doesn’t want to go up slight inclines and sometimes has troubles accelerating. When I go the opposite direction on the road where it runs down gradually the tractor is fine. Does this issue sound like it could be solved by adjusting the pedal tension or whatever the prior owner said? Also, rules out bad hydraulic pump because it doesn’t come close to overheating, there aren’t any leaks and it cycles up to speed without laboring. Thanks.
For John Deere 5200, clutch pedal play should be 0.5 inches. I suggest you find out what the clutch free travel will be for the 5210. Probably the same. I think the setup is the same, if not the same as for the 5200. The manual number for your tractor model should be OMRE41745.