2011 X500 out of warranty. Transmission seems to work properly while running or cutting grass. However, with the engine turned off, I can easily push the tractor forward without pulling the transmission release lever at the rear. But I have to pull the lever out to move backwards by hand.
Just visited the dealer, East Coast Equipment Co. service manager, and he informed me that the transmission is a non-repairable, remove and replace unit. $900.00 + labor estimate.
Have any of you experienced this problem? Does this mean that the transmission is on its way to the junk pile?
ANOTHER BIT OF INFO: For about three years, the engine would cut off and backfire occasionally under load, and then starting to do it about 5 times per hour. Replacing the ECU (electronic control unit) seems to have fixed the problem. Anyway, it recently cut grass for about 5 hours without cutting out.
More info: Unit has about 285 hours on it.