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    I can get a good deal from a old farmer on a 72" King Kutter finish mower. My question is would that be to mush for my 1025r, it like new for $400. would I be ok with it. I have 1 1/2 acres all flat and then the old guy across the road he has about 2 maybe 2 1/2 all flat also. Would you buy it for a 1025r Thanks

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    Is it cat 1 limited or cat 1 on the 3pt.There's a difference in the pin height.You may also have to adjust the pto shaft.You would have to check what the pto of the mower is rated for (rpm and hp)
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    If the price was right, go for it. Would he be willing to hold it until you could mow once with it to test it out on the tractor?

    PTO HP is probably at the lower end on the spec sheets for the mower. I'm thinking if you mow when it's not too tall or wet it should do fine. If you run into a tough patch you just slow down.

    One thing to watch would be the weight when lifted. Could make your front end light.
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    I was going to get a 72 inch RFM for my 1025R, but I sold it and upgraded to a 4066R before I got that far. As long as you mow as often as you are supposed to, meaning that you don't let the grass get too tall, I don't see a problem. I ran a 60 inch brush hog on it through much taller stuff, so I feel that the 72 inch RFM would work OK, unless you were trying to cut stuff 3 ft tall. Even then, you could just take less than a full swath, if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveshaft View Post
    I can get a good deal from a old farmer on a 72" King Kutter finish mower. My question is would that be to mush for my 1025r, it like new for $400. would I be ok with it. I have 1 1/2 acres all flat and then the old guy across the road he has about 2 maybe 2 1/2 all flat also. Would you buy it for a 1025r Thanks
    I keep my grass at 3 inches tall and the the older guy is like a carpet. He had a stroke but he use to use his cub and cut near the house 2 - 3 times a day drove us nuts nice people but fussy. He know I will do it once a week when I will do it, winter up in the north/ Got a whol3 7 hrs doing both of the drives, He to me if he was better he would one in his barn said it looks like fun it is it is.
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    I've used a rear mount 72" Woods for over 20 years and I think it's too much for the 1 series especially if you have hills. Before getting my 3039 I had a 29hp Kubota and while the engine would handle it in normal grass cutting, the front end was very light when you raise it and turn or anytime it was raised for that matter. A 6' finish mower is quite heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aclass View Post
    I've used a rear mount 72" Woods for over 20 years and I think it's too much for the 1 series especially if you have hills. Before getting my 3039 I had a 29hp Kubota and while the engine would handle it in normal grass cutting, the front end was very light when you raise it and turn or anytime it was raised for that matter. A 6' finish mower is quite heavy.
    Yep. Had the same problem when i had my 1025R. Leaving the loader on solved the problem.

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    I'm thinking a 72" is probably a bit much for a 1 series but I've been wrong before.
    But $400 for a $2000 mower is a steal. Now I was told my dealer that I wouldn't be able to run a rotary cutter with my 1023 and I have never lacked for HP or had any problems with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcabe5 View Post
    If the price was right, go for it. Would he be willing to hold it until you could mow once with it to test it out on the tractor?

    PTO HP is probably at the lower end on the spec sheets for the mower. I'm thinking if you mow when it's not too tall or wet it should do fine. If you run into a tough patch you just slow down.

    One thing to watch would be the weight when lifted.
    Could make your front end light.
    That might actually be the stopper, Northern Tool site lists the 72" finish mower at 720 lbs.
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    Everyone talking about hosepower -but what about weight?

    A 72” mower behind a little 1-series is a terrible accident waiting to happen. On any kind of hill that mower will drag that tractor on a ride you will never forget.

    If you want to run a 72” mower get a bigger tractor.
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