I received my 1026R 4 weeks ago. The auto-connect 60" deck did not connect correctly. Matter of fact, I could not get it back on. I found this Deere page by a google search. You Guys gave me videos and information that I relayed to my dealer. They finally got me going yesterday. They replaced the back locking bar twice and beefed up the spring on the lock. Works great now. I mowed about 2 acres yesterday. This machine gets around trees and obstacles very well. Very comfortable seat and easy to handle. Thanks to everyone that stepped forward with information.