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#1 Lynn225 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2015 - 07:14 AM

I decided my Bolens Husky 800 just wasn't going to be enough tractor for snow duty when we move next year, so I had a talk with my John Deere dealer.

(See the Bolens for sale in the classifieds)

 

Last Friday I took delivery of the 1025R. I chose the FEL, iMatch and ballast box, and a 54" plow.

I only have about 2 hours on it so far... looking forward to more seat time!

Upcoming mods to include a Piranah tooth bar, some Ken's Bolt On Grab Hooks, and eventually a County Line post hole digger.

 

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Posted May 01, 2015 - 07:22 AM

Yea the 4wd makes a huge difference over these garden tractors. Especially when driving through snow and pushing. I have the Jd 2305 just the model before yours. Fill that weight box with cement !. Makes that tractor like a tank
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Posted May 01, 2015 - 07:59 AM

I've got a stack of bricks next to the fireplace in the pic. Easy enough to add/remove as needed; should be plenty of weight when the box is near-full.   :thumbs:



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Posted May 01, 2015 - 08:35 AM

Congratulations on the 1025. You can even add a factory Backhoe to it if you want. I'd consider wheel weight or loading of the tires as well as the ballast box. Those tractors can lift a lot of weight with the loader and the extra weight on or in the rear wheels helps keep it well planted on side hills. The new loader is more suited to the tractor than the 200cx loader was to the 2305 but it's still a good idea to have wheel weight on board. 



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Posted May 01, 2015 - 09:16 AM

... I'd consider wheel weight or loading of the tires as well as the ballast box. ...

 

 

:ditto:

 

The more weight you have in the way of fluid and/or wheel weights means less weight that the rear axle is carrying and less strain on the frame. It also helps lower the center of gravity.

 

With Rim Guard in the tires and a 50# weight on each wheel you would have 300# of ballast.


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Posted May 02, 2015 - 06:27 AM

:ditto:

 

The more weight you have in the way of fluid and/or wheel weights means less weight that the rear axle is carrying and less strain on the frame. It also helps lower the center of gravity.

 

With Rim Guard in the tires and a 50# weight on each wheel you would have 300# of ballast.

300 + the ballast box is probably about what JD recommends for weight. It takes a surprising amount of ballast to ensure safety when using a loader on a small tractor. 



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Congrats on new JD. picked mine up last week and finding lots to do with loader. I'll be loading all tires with washer fluid. I also went the cheaper route for ballast, but works great so far. Also have a set of 4 tire chains coming for winter.
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Posted April 03, 2016 - 07:25 PM

I am like you I have had several tractors over the past few years and I am just not happy. I have down sized most of mine I was looking at a simplicity legacy xl but I have narrowed it down to the 1025r and the massey gc1715 but that auto deck attach is really tugging on my ear.
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Posted April 07, 2016 - 07:55 PM

I think I am going with the deere but 20 grand for it a loader and the auto connect mower and a tiller is a pretty bitter pill to swallow for me. In memory of Merle I wish a buck was still silver.

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Posted April 11, 2016 - 09:42 PM

You know a lot of guys have been talking about the 7 series deere. I am sure it is a good mower but when I was looking the salesman said they made the frame thinner and are no longer going to offer a loader. The reason I am going deere is the easy on off attachments. I have a really bad back and can't be down on the ground beating and banging. I think I am going to be happy with it.

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Posted April 15, 2016 - 08:10 PM

Ok guys I need some advice. As you all already know I am buying the 1025r. I got it down to a couple of dealers. The prices are as follows 15680 for the tractor loader and mower. I was shocked 16500 from the dealer closest to me. So I took the quote to the dealer closest to me from the other guy to see if he would match it and he looks over the other guys quote and said he did not include the autoconnect deck. And that if I got the tractor there they would not cover the other guys issues if I had a problem with the auto connect. Apparently it has to be set up by the dealer. And they won't be able to do the service on it. The other guy when I called him said I didn't want auto connect because it was finicky. But if I wanted it it would be 280 dollars more so who is not being honest. the dealer that did price it in with the auto connect is saying it is really expensive. I am so aggravated.

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Posted April 15, 2016 - 08:23 PM

My guess is the expensive dealer is covering several service calls in the sales price. Especially if it is finicky to set up. A service that might be an extra charge at the cheaper dealer.
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Posted April 16, 2016 - 03:08 AM

Good luck with that auto connect.. I have seen it, you need a perfectly flat spot the is hard enough to support the weight of the Tractor and not change. AAny deviations and you can knock it out of whack, biggest issue is the pto shaft hooker upper it's pretty hokey..

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 12:32 PM

It is here and the auto connect works flawlessly2e7317003566b1e996e5ef2d769b23ef.jpg

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 09:01 PM

I am waiting for the dealer to deliver my new 1025R. Got the loader, 54inch quick connect mower, backhoe, pallet forks and front snow blower. It's overkill for what I have but I was getting tired of keeping the old machines running and am looking forward to the quick connect features of the attachments.




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