Well my 2018 1025r has engine trouble again at 23 hours. I had written before that at 4 hours while I was cutting grass it started to run rough than died numerous times. My dealer picked it up and they said that the fuel pump was bad, replaced it and the filters (not sure about under floorboard filter). all was well for 18 hours.
My tractor had 22 hours when they picked it up Monday to install my Mauser cab, block heater and 55 amp alternator. I got it back In 3 days and was very impressed with the cab and the lights. I drove it around the yard for about 15 minutes last night to assess the lighting. The back windshield light is fantastic and the roof mounted lights were very good after a little adjustment.
Today I decided to use the tractor to work on removing some Buckthorn. I hooked up the bucket and was using the hydraulics to pull some of this crap out. The tractor started to sputter and ran rough for about 15 seconds and died. It started and died a couple more times. I decided to leave it and put a call in to my dealer. He was very busy and I didn’t get back to me for a couple hours. While I was waiting for his call I tried the tractor again, it started and ran rough for 15 seconds smoothed out and ran fine so I put it in the garage. Two bad fuel pumps in 23 hours just doesn’t seem probable. I believe it is something else.
Things I’ve checked:
Fuel in filter on side of engine looks fine with no apparent water or sediment.
In line floorboard filter is full with no apparent water or sediment.
Fuel shut off lever wide open.
I wish I would have checked the filters when it was running rough and died but I didn’t. If it’s sucking air under load I might have seen some bubbles or a partially filled filter.
I told the dealer I would drop it off on Monday and am looking for other opinions on what could be the issue.
Disappointed, I just got my CTA 66” Loader mounted plow last Saturday and figured I was ready for winter. I was going to take the tractor to the cabin next week and do some trail work but now I’m not confident about being there alone a mile or two from the cabin and I might have a tractor that won’t run and no help to get it back to the trailer. UGH!