I like using my 1050 for tilling, and my 1225 for snow blowing. When I tried tilling with the 1225 I had a hard time keeping a constant speed whenever the till caught hard ground it would push forward and id let up on the pedal then it stop, so it was always a fight back and forth. The 1050 was just pick a gear and range and go. It was just the opposite for blowing snow, the variable speed of the 1225 was nice for changing snow depth and load conditions, the 1050 was either to fast or to slow. The 1225 with the snow caster has been the best set up ive had for keeping the drive clean, i've had walk behinds, truck with a plow, and a blade set up, nothing was faster or cleaner. Just my 2 cents :-) Have fun with you new equipment.