Firstly, I don't know if I'm posting my question in the right place. If not, I apologise.
I have a 1023e and it now has just 21 hours on it. I've been doing lots with it (pulling a small utility trailer loaded with firewood, moving gravel with the FEL, etc). In comparison to all the users on the forum, it really doesn't get worked hard. Because of that, I have yet to advance the throttle past idle. To me, it seems to run fine merrily sitting at 1600 rpm.
Now, I was just speaking with a friend of mine who suggested that I don't run the tractor at idle because I could be damaging the hydraulic pump. I know that I only have 21 hours on it, but I want to make sure that I'm operating it correctly.
So, is there any problem with running it at idle, even when I'm hauling a load of firewood?
And, speaking of running it at idle, is there a "break-in" period for the engine, like there is for gas engines? My thinking is that you have to give the parts time to work themselves in.
So, am I running my 1023e wrong?