I'm due to receive my new 1023E, with a FEL, this May 2018. I already have a LA165 lawn tractor, but am planning to sell it as I don't need two. Plus, I'll use the money to pay down the loan on the new tractor. I plan to attach some forks to the FEL so that I can load the firewood onto my deck for easier transport into the house this coming fall. I'm always planning ahead!
As I heat my house primarily with firewood, I'm going to use my new tractor to haul a utility trailer loaded with firewood into the backyard where the firewood will be split and stacked for drying.
I do have a few questions about the tractor to which I hope someone can provide some answers:
1. How will I know if I'm overloading / overworking the tractor? That is, when I load the trailer (4' wide x 8' long, ~30" deep) with firewood, then go to pull the trailer to the backyard, will the tractor be able to handle this amount of weight? If it can't, will it just stall out or will it self-combust and sent green and yellow metal fragments all the way to the ISS?
2. What, if any, is the break-in period?
I'm sure to have more questions as the time comes, but that's it for now.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!