Does anyone know what causes the Prowler to be so hard-shifting at times. I've had problems with this before, such as when leaving in gear and trailering the machine. When you go to shift into reverse to drive off the trailer you have to jam it hard. This weekend I got a set of tracks for my machine and took it out today for about a 3 mile drive through fairly deep snow. I noticed it was very hard to shift when I turned around to head home. When I got home it wouldn't shift at all. Took off the center console cover and the metal tab linkage that is welded to the axle that rotates to operate the shift cable had bent over from all the force on it (it's a very cheesy 1/8 in or less thick metal tab). It had fatigued from flexing and ended up breaking when I tried to straighten it out. I can weld it back on and weld reinforcing tabs around it to make it stiffer and less prone to bending and fatigue but I'm wondering why it takes so much force to shift the transmission at times. This has nothing to do with adjustment of the shift mechanism so that it is in the correct R-N-H-L selection. That part I have adjusted before with no problem. The machine is a 09 550 flatbed with the same cable shift linkages as the XTX (not like the XT).