Just traded my 2305 for a 1026R. Seems like they were listening to my wishlist. The salesman talked me into the autoconnect deck, I wasn't too crazy about the idea after reading about some problems people were having. Anyway I am having problems, the latch doesnt want to lock without a little persuasion from a small mallet. It seems there is a plastic bushing on the pins that fit into the latch on the deck, and the bushing doesnt allow the latch to snap into place. I have even greased the bushings and the latches. I have watched a the videos on youtube, both from Deere and from owners, and it looks like it a snaps into place, is anybody else having this problem.