Does it cut out if you go over a bump? You might have a loose wire some where in a conector. Sometimes it can vibrate just enough to cut the engine. I would dry putting a heavy wheght on the seat and start the tracor and let it run a few minuets. Then take the weight off and see if it cuts off. Then with the weight on the seat I would wiggle all the wires and conections to see if you have a loose wire or conection. You might have a gas filter plugged or you could have an electrical part that heats up and cuts out. It should not be a big problem to fix.Nope, I haven't seen any oil issues yet. I just got it last July, mowed with it a couple of months and put it up, then got out my other mower for leave duty, and got out the LT2k this past spring.
AYP is supposed to make a fairly decent rider, if mine is an AYP (I think so), so it should hold up with good maintenance. Really didn't want or need a top of the line, just a good mower.