Just looking for some first hand experience of people that have or had hydrostatic transmission and how many hours they got before major repairs if any. I know a lot of this is dictated on use and how well it was maintained but at what hours is hydro trans generally deemed at the end of it's service life.
The main reason I am asking I been eyeing a tractor for sale that has 4600 hrs on the meter. I know that is a ton of hours but this tractor was made in the early 2000's so it's averaged about 300 hrs yr. I have no real concern the engine hours because Yanmar engines if maintained can regularly get 6k plus hours without major issues.
The only experience I have with a hydro with high hours was a bobcat skid steer I used at a former job. That thing had over 6k hours on it and the hydro was very tight and responsive and that never had an easy hour in it's life. Are compact tractor hydros typically cheaper/lower grade and expected to wear out long before then?