Have had my 2016 1025R TLB since last November and it has been an awesome work horse. Did the Trans fluid and filter at 50 hours and lubed. I now have 80 ish hours and the last 2 times I mowed (I use it most for mowing about 4 of our 10 acres) when starting I heard a loud screeching noise coming from under the right side of the seat area. This lasted about 10 seconds and stopped. Fluid levels are fine and when noise stopped I went on to mow about 2 acres and it worked as always with no other issues. Anybody know what this could be? Haven't started the tractor since but will be using it tomorrow.
Another question is about the steering. When mowing I have the tractor in 2WD for the sharp turns I do a lot of. I have noticed of late that after an hour or so the steering becomes a little stiffer than when starting out. I have checked the fluid and it is at the proper level and clear. I attribute this to a couple of things. 1) Heat build up from lots of turning around trees and such. 2) we have had some pretty hot weather here for the last few weeks. Thoughts?
Lastly, I broke one of the ROPS lights getting to close to a tree. Both the lugs that the bolts fasten to broke off the plastic housing. I'm here to tell ya'll that Gorilla Glue is pretty amazing. I glued and clamped the lugs back in place and let it sit over night and put is all back together, solid as a rock.
Thanks in advance for your help.