Maybe itís just me but I just did the 50 hour hydraulic change on my 2025r and it was a pain in the Aztecs. Took maybe 4 hours total.
First problem, the filter. I pulled the mid PTO just to get at it. Then itís a smooth filter, no flutes. Then some guy with tree trunk arms put it on. It looked like it went through a wood chipper by the time I got it off.
Second problem. The screen. There is a short section of hose that is suppose to come off so you can pull the elbow off that holds the suction screen in. This rubber hose is to short and not flexible enough to come off, so I just pried like crazy and it came off with the elbow. It would be easier to cut the hose and get a new one but you still have to get it back together.
Third problem. Getting the mid PTO back on. It has to pivot up and down and there are some bearings that allow this. The bolts that hold it on go through these bearings. The problem is when you bolt it back up it tends to pop on of these out. I got it back together but itís not right.
Rant over, any tips to make this easier next time?