Hello, sounds like you had very bad experience, machine stoppage like that wakes a guy up pretty quick. First thing I would recommend looking at is the trans/hydraulic fluid strainer suction screen, look for brake material or clutch facings. This screen is located in rear of tractor directly below pto shaft area, small cap that is held on by 2 bolts. All your fluid will drain so have large enough container ready. check condition of oil is water is present or white foamy oil. Let me know what you find and I'll assist further.