Through some freak stroke of luck,mine fixed itself after 12 years of not being right. Mine wanted to slip in to underdrive all the time,rarely shifted up in to direct. I started pushing silage up the bunker without checking the fluid level. After about 4 days it started whining like crazy. I filled it with Merc/Dex combo fluid and it started working like a new one. Still is.
As far as $2700 for that one,maybe a touch on the high side (I"d have said $2500),but yea,a darned good tractor. They make a heck of a loader tractor or chore tractor around the cattle yard for darned sure.