Yep....The wet clutch will last a lot longer, but probably in the long run not a whole lot difference in expense as the wet clutch is a lot more expensive to fix. The hydraulic shuttle is nice with the wet clutch.kenny thomas":10hp4rk1 said:In brakes it's the difference between several years or never.
chevytaHOE5674":zm681828 said:A lot depends on the operator and how it is abused.
I have a dry clutch loader tractor with 5800 hours on the original clutch. Only me or my wife operate the tractor and don't slip the clutch and try to minimize f/r shifting. Most of its loader time is in the open field gathering and loading bales. Also does all the mowing and half or more of the baling.
Have another dry clutch loader tractor with 1900 hours and it's second clutch but it gets run by everybody and their brother and gets used like a rented mule unloading and stacking all of the hay at home so lots and lots of quick f/r shifting. Only hours the tractor sees is loader time. A clutch, PP, TO bearing, pilot bearing, and resurfaced flywheel were like 600 bucks so I can't complain.