3 years ago or so I came on here asking what the best way to drive a 540 13 inch auger with a 1000 tractor. Fast forward three years or so and I have rebuilt my rodono reducer three times and it is now kaput. Maybe I had a lemon, maybe it was built in Peking but it was a bust. I know that hasn't been the case with some other folks. Now do I take a chance on another or change over the westfield to the 1000? Or in a perfect world trade it off for a fresh one with 1000 pto. Has anybody had any trouble with the gearbox on the 1000 pto westfield 13 inch . Is it the same as the gearbox on the 16 (which would be a great overbuild for the 13) ? Power delivery to the auger seemed way way way smoother when I borrowed my neighbours 7410 late this fall after the rodono blew up. Yes I have tried running the auger with an adapter at low speeds . Wants to plug in tough grain and can't idle it down enough when running empty . Didn't like it at all. Whats the life of a 13 inch 100 foot auger in soybeans wheat and Canola? A million bushels? more? Less?