Upon receiving the new Boomer 20 I noticed three problems:
1) A loud, screaming, high-pitched sound from the hydraulic system under the seat that is independent of engine speed, forward or reverse motion. Also, whether or not it is related, the top of the differential cover after about an hour of use gets so hot you can't touch it. There must be some type of hydraulic restriction.
2) Engagement of the PTO with the belly mower is a violent event even at idle speed (1400 rpm). It sounds like it is going to rip out the mower belts and pulleys.
3) When the steering is turned against the stops the engine speed drops several hundred rpm and the engine begins to lug. It would seem that the the bypass relief valves are not functioning properly.
So far the dealer has been non-responsive in terms of even acknowledging there are problems. New Holland keeps saying that the dealer has to acknowledge if there are any problems.
Very unhappy with the Boomer 20. Don't buy it!