"I need to clarify, this was not a hydro-static model. The service tech called it a dry clutch.
I have had this tractor for two years and two months. My first year was outstanding. My actual usage was 50+ hours after purchasing it in May of 2013. In October 2013, I had the tractor prepped for winter storage, (the service center where it was purchased had changed hands in October as well). The tractor was kept inside my barn. In 2014, we prepped the tractor, but had only used it for another 57 hours. Service was delayed, only because we were utilizing dealer specials on winter service, and it was done in February of 2015.
In late March or early April, I found myself in the field with no power. After leaving the tractor for an hour or so, I was able to use the low gear to crawl to the edge where a service vehicle came out. Upon inspection, the tech told me he needed to adjust the clutch all the way out. This was with about 120 hours on it. At 133 hours, the tractor had no power and was no longer usable. At 133.7 hours, the clutch had to be replaced. Very disappointing!
You can accuse me of poor handling of the clutch, I primarily used this tractor to brush hog, as well as run a tiller. I'm an organic farmer, not a row crop farmer. My tilling was limited to seven rows of 250 feet, seven feet wide. Not sure what would have caused this premature situation. "
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