I just had my new rsx 850i gator in a little bit of mud and water approx. 15". Just to find out that water and mud can enter the transmission through the dip stick tube? I took it to the dealer so they could see what could potentially happen if the machine was in water and mud. They replaced the transmission oil and noted the concern. Unfortunately I still have the same dip stick which doesn't fit properly to avoid this from happening again. I will have to adapt something so this doesn't happen to me while I am 30 kms. in the bush and wait for more people to complain about the same issue so John Deere can correct the problem through a recall. Which could possibly cost them more in the long run by unnecessary repairs which could have been avoided through proper research and replacement.