Hey Willscary, how have you been? Hope the Prestige is still working out for you. Iím Ďloviní mine. Good choice. You had mentioned about your parking brake not engaging easily. I have same problem. Where did you lubricate it? I think itís more of a lubrication issue than an adjustment. Could you take a picture and send it to
? You were a great resource and my dealer still talks about you:-) Thanks
Jetjockey, great to hear that you are loving the machine! Honestly, it was two years ago and about 140 hours since I lubed it, and I honestly can't remember. My thoughts seem to go back to using 3 in 1 oil on the cable for the release (both ends) and working it back and forth with the brake not engaged. Then I think I worked the pivot points that I could find from the pedal to the catch. It's been a while so I am unsure, but generally, when I have an issue like that, I try to lube everything I can see that pertains to the movement of the desired part.
I probably work my tractor harder than I should, but so far, so good. I use a Johnny plow to plow all winter. the last two winters have averaged about 7 feet of snowfall each, tow of the very snowiest ever. this year I had the machine running at -32F (-55F wind chill) and it fired and ran flawlessly. I use Mobil1 5W-30 for oil and 5W-50 in the K72 and had zero issues other than being cold, but the cab really helped!
I use the Johnny Bucket as much as I use the mower and I have a 1,600 pound 5X10 trailer with a 5,200 pound axle that I load with brush and haul up a hill with this machine. Only time will tell if I overload the machine, but it starts, runs, mows, hauls, aerates, plows, spreads fertilizer, moves dirt and rakes as well as it did when new. It always has Rimguard in the rear tires and cast iron weights on the rear wheels and in the winter it carries a 135 pound stainless steel weight on the trailer hitch receiver as well as the plow on the front.
There are times when I worry that it might be too much, but again, it just keeps going so far.
Congrats on the machine!