That's weird! They couldn't just put the needle back on some way? Would have to hot wire it and let it run for the exact amount of hours unless there's some shortcut I don't know about. Hopefully these 1026r bugs start getting ironed out!So I'm cutting grass yesterday and happen to look down at the instrument panel at the very moment the RPM needle fell off and got stuck at the bottom of the cluster! What the heck is that all about? I called the dealer and they will ship out a new cluster no questions asked but they say they cannot program it to the actual hours my machine has. Although it's only got 31 hours it would be nice to keep the hour meter genuine to the tractor. Does anyone know if the hour meter can be programmed? Has anyone else had this weird issue with the needle?