I just finished mowing 4 of the 6 acres I needed to mow today and the tractor stalled while under WOT. I got it started, but have yet to get it running long enough to mow with. Tractor has 281.5 hours, and the mower is a 60"MM. After working on it for at least an hour, I tried to start it again and it barely run. Turned it off, let it sit, and it started. It will run at WOT with the mower removed, for about 3 minutes. Then it coughs and stalls again.
From what I can find, it is 1 of 3 probable causes:
1. Clogged fuel filter by the tank. The filter with the sediment bowl is perfectly clear. I even removed it to check and bled the system. No difference.
2. Bad electric fuel pump. Obviously a cheap Chinese pump. That's my guess.
3. Kinked hose. Just now showing up? I'll look again to be sure.
4. Injector pump. Doubtful, but with my luck.
Of course it's out of warranty now. Besides, in a previous post I bashed the dealer for work their tech did. The term "incompetent" didn't go over well for a 25 year veteran tech. I didn't care. It WAS incompetent!
I have WAY too many projects going to have my 2 year old tractor down right now. Any other suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!