/ Brokedown in a bad spot #1
- Jul 31, 2006
- Los Angeles / SW Washington
- PowerTrac 1850, Kubota RTV x900
Well, just a story. So the wife took the tractor out into the back 40 and a line ruptured. Usually not a big deal, I have some spares that I can plug in to limp back home. Not so lucky this time. It wasn't that I didn't have the hose, it was I could not find the break. On top of it I have been negligent in my maintenance and have not power washed out the tub since this spring, so it was full of mud and pine needles and whatever. And whatever hose was broken had effected the brake lines so I could not tow the machine back (and that sucked the most) So much so that I spent the day just digging it out, then I had to lug a pressure washer to the location, and then run every garden hose that I had and that our neighbors had. After a day of cleaning I found out that it was the brake hose (and of course, the hose at the very bottom of the pile). It honestly took me a bit over an hour to replace that hose and another, but it took me a day and half just to find the darn thing. Putting pressure washing tub on my every 6 month maintenance list from now on.