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I've had mine since September. No complaints so far (30 hrs). Have not experienced the top-link plate leak that some owners of the early models have complained about on some of the other sites.

The 3 cylinder Yanmar diesel is sweet. Seems really good on fuel.

The four wheel drive is great - no traction problems with the Turf Tires in the mud or snow so far. I'm also pleased with the 62" MMM and FEL. Installed a toothbar on the FEL. Made a "homemade" ballast/lawn roller that attaches to the 3 point hitch -- gives me about 380lbs of ballast with my 50lb wheel weights.
 

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MowHoward2210,

I dont have a 2210, but i have a 4100 is that ok? at first glance
my thoughts on you ballast total was too light!! Your owners manual gives some good ranges based on different setups. For example if you load your tires with Calcium Chloride, and how much you need to make up the difference. You need to match the lifting capability of your FEL, and then add some more!!
Your 3 pt can lift over 700 lbs , and I think your FEL is around 600lbs lift? I would say at least 700 lbs total, that can be wheel weights, loaded tires, and ballast box combination...you could go more with no ill effect. It makes the machine a better digger as well...

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I've seen the ranges in FEL manual, and realize technically I'm a little light, but probably ok for what I use my tractor for. I was looking for something cheap and quick. Maybe I'll have a heavier solution in the future. Better safe than sorry.

I worked my loader pretty good in the dirt without any ballast and only once did I think it felt light in the back end. I just used my head and took my time and had no problems. Of course there is always the possibility of finding out the hard way! I think the higher recommended numbers are for liability reasons, for people who don't use their head. But as I implied b4, it's good, safe practice to follow the recommendations.
 

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MowHoward2210, I was hoping more owner's would have shown up by now. Are you the only one out there? ;) :D Gotta get some of your fellow 2210 owners aboard!
 

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4100 is awesome in mud and snow with 4wd and turfs on it. I got the diesel. Only complaint i have is when i mow it quits about every 3 mows b/c of the fuel filter. have about 495 hours i think
 

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yeah we do. I think you are right. This last winter it quit working. All he did was get a diff number type deisel and it worked good after that. but will have to find out this summer when we really work it!:D

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he also went through 2 2-cycle motors using some old gas he could not get rid of fast enough that was in a 55 gallon drum since he got rid of the little jd mower. But i think he did that on purpose lol he hated 2 cycles so now he got new 4 cycles lol
 

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You may have some microbial contamination in your diesel fuel tank. Do you have a filter on the pump unit for the diesel tank?
 

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You should install a filter on the pump to catch an possble contamination that may be in the tank. What happens is condensation forms inside the tank due to temperature fluctuations and the water vapor in the air inside the tank condenses on the inner tank wall. The droplets of moisture (water) fall to the bottom of the tank as little water globules. Aglae and other micro beasties grow in these globules of water and actually eat the diesel fuel. They are very small but easily large enough to be caught in your tractor's fuel filter which is typically around 2 - 5 micron. Enough algae cells and little beasties get caught in your tractor fule filter and it will stop up and cause the tractor not to run; not to mention that this is hard on the injection pump when it is starved for fuel. You can install a 10 micron tank pump filter which will filter out most of the contamination. It is very cheap insurance. I installed one on my diesel tank I believe it cost me about $25.
 

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More than welcome! If it is the case that you have microbial contamination, I would suggest you add a diesel fuel anti-microbiocidal additive. This will kill an microbial growth in the tank but it will still need to be filtered. I add it to my off road diesel fuel tank since it sets much longer than my truck diesel tank does.
 

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MowHoward2210, I was hoping more owner's would have shown up by now. Are you the only one out there? ;) :D Gotta get some of your fellow 2210 owners aboard!
I thought there would be some 2210 owners showing up also, Chief. There was quite a demand for them last year. :truth:
 

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Originally posted by MowHoward2210
I thought there would be some 2210 owners showing up also, Chief. There was quite a demand for them last year. :truth:
Give it some time. I bet compact tractor guys start showing up slowly but surely. This web site beats the pants off of the "TLTB". They operate like GW and if my guess is correct; they will find their way here.
 

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Give it some time. I bet compact tractor guys start showing up slowly but surely. This web site beats the pants off of the "TLTB". They operate like GW and if my guess is correct; they will find their way here.
Bring'em on! It's lonely in here.
 
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