The dealer just brought back my 1025R...with the new 260 backhoe!!! I have a few questions though that I'm certain the collective brain trust here can help me with.
First, the three sided guard around the rear PTO is missing. The delivery guy said that needs to be removed for the 260 installation. However, to double check I also just called the salesperson, and he didn't think that the guard needed to be removed, and assured me I'd get it back. Does the guard need to be removed? When I have the 260 off the tractor, I certainly want that PTO protected with that guard.
Secondly, the hydraulic hose from the Power Beyond to the 260 is routed directly over the left foot rest of the backhoe. My left foot literally cannot rest on the footrest without resting on the hose. The delivery guy said that is just the way it is. Is this correct?
And lastly, of course the seat needed to be retrofitted to allow it to pivot 180 degrees. However I now notice that the seat has a considerable side-to-side and front-to-rear wobble. I'd say the play is about 2 inches or so. Is this typical?
Would greatly appreciate your insights.
Since the ground is like concrete, the only "stuff" I could play with was the piles of white stuff and ice now. So, I guess I'll just have to wait for the frost line to let up to get to my projects.
Take care all,