I gave too much faith to the fuel gauge and ran out showing a 1/4 tank. Working with skid loaders and other diesel equipment, when they run out it really causes me to bark at the employees who forget to check and here I am doing the same! Thinking the worst, I simply refilled and attempted to re-start. The engine hucked-n-bucked then idled smoothly until I tried to accelerate. For the next 10 minutes, I tried to start and the engine would not go over idle RPM then quit. Now here is what all new JD1026ers need to be aware of. The fuel shut off valve is very close to the tip of your boot and I inadvertently turned the lever without knowing. As soon as I did, the machine ran like a Deer (I had to say that) and went back to work. I haven’t looked at the gas sender yet to see if I can remove and bend the float rod or maybe it has a cork on stick type or take the easy way out and simply refill at 1/2. I had a great time moving a 10 wheel load of topsoil/compost mix with the FEL. With the Heavy Hitch and a full rack of 42lb. suitcase weights (336lbs.), the balance perfect.