I'm new to the forum and came here for some help. My In-laws purchased a new 1025R in 2015 to do some simple chores around the house. It is manly used to muck stalls and move gravel. It's not overused or abused at all. It only has 106 hours on the dash.
A few weeks ago, I was using it to fill a waterline trench. The tractor was at an appropriate RPM, and all of a sudden, the rpm elevated to high rate and the machine began to smoke. I killed it, lowered the bucket and throttle. I restarted the machine, and it ran like normal. We thought it may be a fluke, or an issue from having it on un-level terrain??
Well yesterday the problem returned and was much worse. My father in-law was using the machine to move rocks from the pasture. He had half a bucket, and was transporting them by road to a washout. He said the engine rpms started to screamed, and he tried to turn it off. He pulled the key, and supposedly it continued to run and engulfed the area in thick white smoke. He got off the tractor and in theory, waited for the engine to blow. The machine died after less than an minute. I was not there to witness, but i saw the smoke, and there was A LOT. In my experience, this sounds line a run-away diesel?
He came and got me, and I inspected the machine...It was just topped off with fresh diesel, oil was full, and it cranked over. I thought for sure it would have been ceased or hurt. I turned the key, and it fired and ran normal??
Any idea from the experts, bad piston rings, stuck injector? I searched the site, but I didn't see any similar issues.
The local dealer is coming for it tomorrow, and they are totally stumped. They said they would need to see the issues repeated to diagnose.
Thanks in Advance, Jim