I have a 1026r a little under a yr with 60hrs. No more than 10hrs into using it I had a hydrolic seal break and spray fluid everywhere. I was recently using my tractor to move large amounts of sand. I would switch from using my box blades to the front loader to make mounds of sand that I would pick up and move. At one point I had scooped up a large load of sand and was going in reverse when I saw liquid spraying from under the left side of my seat. Seconds later I heard what sounded to be gears grinding and immediately stopped. My transmission oil was completely dry; it all seemed to have literally spilled/sprayed out beneath me. I'm trying to understand if I am using the tractor wrong, pushing it too hard, or just dealing with a manufacturer error. At this point I'm afraid to use the tractor in fear that it will break again. I'm waiting for it to be picked up to see what the issue really is. Was I wrong in the way I was using the tractor? Do I need a stronger tractor?