For the past few days I have been using the 1025R payloader on various small jobs on the farm. Tractor started always quick, no problems. Today, shut it off, 10 minutes later tried to start, nothing. Would not turn over. Tried to charge the battery, and it would not take a charge. Battery was only 3 years old, but completely dead. John Deere dealer said also the battery was dead, and said it is not unusual for the maintenance free batteries to suddenly die with no prior warning. New battery solves the problem, but I question the JD dealer. I have never, ever had a battery suddenly die with normal use.
Anybody out there with a similar experience.