1) I read on another topic something about the need to lube the levers on the Backhoe. I just got my first tractor (1025r TLB) yesterday and worked my first Backhoe ever for about an hour today for practice (I'm gonna need much more ). The left handle is stiff and will sometimes stick a little and not return on its own to the center. Is that what I need to do - lube the lever? If so, how would I do that?
2) This was delivered to me with one key - shipped direct from the Mainland to Hawaii. Should I have received a spare? Where do I get spares? Are they all the same, or will I have to get blanks and then have them cut? If so, I better be very careful not to lose this one in the meantime.
Oh, one more - I got a main Operator's Manual and another "supplement" for the Backhoe. But I don't see anything for the FEL. And nothing in the Operator's Manual has anything to say about the FEL or the hydraulics. I may have missed it, but two times through the manual and I don't see anything about hydraulic maintenance, filling, type of fluid, etc. Am I missing something?
Good News is that I moved about 15 tons of base course down a hill to a building project yesterday - first 5 hours on the tractor - and both the tractor and I lived to tell about it.