double post - sorry
In the manual it state the tube is for a sight fluid level and the last built unit of the 400 had the filter looking piece for a vent and the housing is a baffle to keep dirt out of it. JD calls it a fuel filter but it is not really. they still sell them. I purchase one for mine.Thanks! I'll keep it on the new tube.
It's called maneuverability, and it gets to be considerably more than merely 'nice to have' when a loader is involved. Tack a hoe to the back end and it gets to be more like 'critical' than 'nice to have'.I don't see where the shortened turn radius would fall into that category. It's more a 'nice to have' thing. I don't have a mow deck or do any pylon racing so wouldn't be a value added.