Your not the only one with a gripe, Fall came too soon last year and my corn didn't get dry enough so I left most of my 18 acres in the field until this spring. When I was taking it to town with my brothers MF 1100 I was pulling two wagons at once and it was just about everything the old 1100 wanted to pull up the hills. As I was going up one of the hills I pulled the Multi power down into low as it was dogging out in high, just then it hit me I remembered doing this before and when going down a hill it coasted but I couldn't remember if it was in hi or low that this would happen. It took me a couple minutes to get up the hill and by this time I completely forgot about even thinking about this coasting thing.
When I got just about to the top of the hill my phone rang so I picked it up and started talking for about a half a minute until I realized I was soon picking up speed very rapidly I soon remembered the tractor would coast in low range!! I shoved my phone in my pocket and began tapping the brakes trying to get slowed down what and experience!! I was going 25-30 MPH with two wagons that were very wore out and loved to sway back and forth... I can't even imagine how many people were killed over the years because of this as far as safety this is just about the most unsafe thing I have ever come across I don't know what the designers were thinking when they come up with that design.