So I had my 50 hour service done by my dealer on my 1025r last week. I went and picked Johnny up Monday evening after I got out of work. Paid the $250 for the service (I know I could have done it myself, but with it being under warranty and pressed for time it was worth the money for me) and loaded him up on my trailer and pulled him home. Got home with no issues and cooked dinner real quick for the family before I went out and unloaded, connected the mowing deck, disconnected the front bucket, and went to mow. Hit the PTO switch and got nothing. Hmmm.... Hit it again...nothing. Drive back over to the barn, disconnect the mowing deck and this is what I saw.
Trying not to panic, I crawled underneath and figured out within a couple minutes how to reconnect the drive shaft. It must have fell off pulling it home is the only thing I can think of. Went to reconnect the mowing deck and couldn't get it to reconnect. Now I'm extremely frustrated at this time. Blood pressure is rising and lots of colorful language is flying around the barn. I keep trying for about 30 minutes and I'm extremely upset. Thankfully my father-in-law stopped by and gave me an extra set of eyes. He says "You close, but it just looks like your crooked." So I take a deep breath, drive back away from the deck for a longer distance to give myself a better line, and Bingo! She clicks right in. So basically everything was just my fault.
So what did I learn?
1. How to reconnect the PTO shaft. Not that big of deal.
2. Slow down, take a deep breath, and don't panic!
Everything was great after that. No problems.