Hey from Virginia. Like others I was out seeking information on my 1026R and came across this site. Thank God. I picked up the 1026R with the purchase of our place. Have been using it and finding my way around it for a season. Have yet to hook up the loader but have removed and reinstalled the mowing deck a few times. It is always a treat. I had it serviced recently and the cut is now uneven which is more than a bit out of my level of experience. Anyway it is great to be here and I look forward to helping when I can and learning a lot.