Started to cut a fallow pasture with a bush hog a couple of weeks ago. All went well for about half and hour then engine shutdown. It started back up but then the shutdowns happened more and more frequently until I gave up, saved my battery and starter and made it back to the barn. Last Saturday I replaced the fuel, fuel canister filter, and the water separator element. Same scenario occurred.
Next time I go to go to Dad's farm I plan to replace the fuel valve, what the dealership computer showed as the fuel pump.
CSR at dealership said we may have to investigate fungus in the fuel tank and lines, but I don't see any evidence of contamination in the water separator.