I bought the tractor for the loader more or less. The loader prices new for what I paid for the entire package. (tractor, loader, duels, bale spike, and soft umbrella all for $11,000) I am completly ok with putting a few thousand into this because it will be super nice when everything works as it should.
Plus all the paperwork came with for everything ever done to it. When it was overhauled to when a steering valve was replaced all by dealer. Even the origional purchase agreement for it's warranty. Super cool.
My mechanic is retired John Deere thirty plus years and worked for IH before that so if it's clutch or transmission, he will find it. He was baffled when I told him what it was doing. He's going to look at it this week. Hopefully I'll know something more in a few days.