The only problem I have found with our Max26xl is the seat is a bear to work. The detent balls rust in place and then the seat won't hold in place even harder if you are on a angle. I took out the set screw on top of the detent on the left side of the tractor then removed the whole thing that leaves a hole about 1/2 inch in size. The bracket hole that lines up with this is a little over 7/16" . I purchased a 7/16 x 5 inch bolt and when you raise seat place bolt through both holes. This will hold seat in place until you can turn it as needed to work hoe or drive tractor. This has made the whole operation of the seat easier and faster. Hope this works for you as well. I tied a string to the bolt and to the seat base this keeps it where you can use it quickly.