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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    Congrats on the new machine and welcome to GTT!

    As you know, it'll take some time getting used to everything, especially since this is your first machine of this caliber. I would recommend finding the most level spot in your yard and using that same spot every time (if level spots are limited) so you can get used to removing and re-installing vs. trying to fight the learning curve and added challenges due to the terrain. Is there an area of your yard where you could essentially build and implement installation "spot?" Perhaps you could level out an area and create enough space to safely negotiate implement changes and such...

    Keep us posted on the tweaked loader issue.

    Yes, that's what I am going to have to do, building an area for that. I might just make a mini pole barn just for outdoor stuff and free up my garage again.
    It's funny when you go look at the tractors sitting in their yard (outdoors) and not a single rust mark. Bring on home and let it set in the yard for a week, rust showing up in the chipped paint. Very little chips though.

    I have found two problems so far. The box blade was put together after they install the pins for the teeth. One out of three cannot be adjusted because it blocked.
    Second, light switch seems to have a short. I noticed it when I got it home, the front headlights where not on and the fender light where. Later that night I went out and try again. To get them to work, I have to wiggle the switch (knob).

    Again, does anyone know if it's normal for the bucket assembly tweaked some from left to right?
    And does your tractor pop out of gear sometimes? Or user error? Time will tell I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btb601 View Post
    ...Does it have to be perfectly level all around to take the loader off? I tried to put the loader down on the cement facing the garage, like I was going to drive into it. Bucket down on cement, somewhere around two inches off from left to right. Does not seem right???
    Then I tried length wise to the garage door on the cement and it was better. But the cement is suppose to be slopped to keep rain from entering the garage. I guess I need to get the garage cleared so I can give it a try???
    If one of your rear tires is low, the bucket won't be level. I learned this first-hand. I thought my loader was bent. The tires looked "even", but when I checked, one was nearly completely out of air. Found a thorn, patched it from the inside and the bucket was alot happier.



    Also, I've found that if the ground is not perfectly level, taking the loader off and putting it on, well, let's just say it's pretty forgiving.
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    The loader has been known to be a little off. I've also heard of people trying a different angle and the concrete was more to blame than the loader. Just a thought. A nice long 2"x4" and a level will let you know how close the floor is to level.

    Also "popping" out of gear is not normal. My shift lever bolt was loose so mine felt a little sloppy, but I don't think it has ever popped out of gear.

    My light switch had to be replaced when I added the rear work light. My shop foreman said the switches were a little weak and JD has a replacment. Now mine is a 2012 1026R. I would have thought the "new" switch would be installed by now from the factory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by btb601 View Post
    Second, light switch seems to have a short. I noticed it when I got it home, the front headlights where not on and the fender light where. Later that night I went out and try again. To get them to work, I have to wiggle the switch (knob).
    If I recall, the 1xxx series had issues with the light switch and they had to be replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    If I recall, the 1xxx series had issues with the light switch and they had to be replaced.
    I'll have to look into that - the "touchy" switch is the only problem I've had thus far (need to jiggle to get the lights on that I want.) Just haven't had the time to take care of it and I rarely do things at night (winter will change that I'm sure.)
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    There's no "recall" on the light switch, but there is a new one and replacement should be covered under warranty. It's easy to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    There's no "recall" on the light switch, but there is a new one and replacement should be covered under warranty. It's easy to replace.
    When did the replacement switch become available? Was it post April 2013?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    When did the replacement switch become available? Was it post April 2013?
    I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    When did the replacement switch become available? Was it post April 2013?
    No clue either.
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    Well...I took delivery of mine in May 2014 and it still has the "bad" switch. Not sure when it was manufactured.
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