The title of my post should say it all. I have to wonder if the "team" of John Deere 4R Cab series engineers who designed the "Selective Control Valve Lever Lock" ever operated the tractor.
With the snow banks piled 5-6 feet high in SE Minnesota and with another storm headed our way for the weekend I decided it might be time to convert from the 54" blower on my 2025r to a Frontier SB1174 on the 4066R. I had held out for all of this time because I was not fond of the idea of blowing snow in reverse. But the comfort of the cab and the power of the 4066r seemed to offset the disadvantage of operating in reverse.
The Frontier blower works great and the 4066 handles it just fine, BUT, that nasty Selective Control Valve Lever lock digs into your right leg to the point I have to take a break. I suppose I can design some padding to reduce the "misery" but I would still like to have those engineers strapped into a chair and how about I take a two inch wide piece of steel and jam it into their leg.