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    Looking at a new 2025R

    Hi all. I am looking at a new 2025 and was wondering what everyone who has one thinks of it. I would be getting it with a loader and a backhoe. I currently have a 1025r with a loader, backhoe, and a mower deck. I have a quick hitch with front pto as well but from what I have seen it is not compatible with the 2025r. Looking at JD parts it seems I could use the front hitch with the purchase of a different mounting bracket. The main reasons for trading is I would like to upgrade my current backhoe to the 260b, plus have the extra ground clearance. Any suggestions or help would be great.

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    2016 X758, 54" HC mower, Quick Hitch, 60" blade, 3 pt hitch

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    Never owned a 1025R but a few guys here have moved from a 1025R to a 2025R and I donít think any of them regret it. I love my 2025R. I use the bucket and forks constantly and mower deck and scraper blade I used it today in a pretty soft yard and it didnít tear the grass up either so itís not so big and heavy that itís unusable but with filled tires mine feels very stable. Has a very sharp turning radius for mowing and I havenít ran anything with rear pto but I havenít lacked for power running the 60 inch deck so no complaints here. I donít think youíll find anyone who has regretted buying one. Theyíre a great machine. If anything some may wish they had gone larger for the FEL lift and capacity but otherwise I havenít seen any complaints.


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    Im not a 1025 convert, but do own a 2025.
    If you liked the 1025, Id think youd love the 2025. I bought it for the ground clearance too, and love that about it, and the fact that its still small.
    I know lots of guys here say bigger is better, or at least shop tractors that way, but in my case too much bigger than the 2025 would be a pain to get around in my woods with, and thats where it spends a lot of time, so that was a big factor in my buying it.
    Ive found that it does everything I want it to, and then some.
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    I have the same machine as well. Overall I really like it. There are some minor things I wish JD would improve and that's mostly in regards to the mower deck design and the fixed position gauge wheels. The 260B backhoe runs smooth as silk. I know there are some improvements here with dampeners in the hydraulics that set it apart from the older 260. For such a little backhoe it's a pleasure to operate and it doesn't make you fatigued with constant jerking and banging.

    Some people will say it's basically a 1025R on steroids. This is partially true, until you actually get on one and operate it. If you're used to your 1025R, expect the 2025R to feel like a completely different machine. I handles differently and rides much better. It's also 6" longer in length. The larger tires and higher ground clearance makes a substantial difference in operation.

    Many people have traded up to a 2025R and have no regrets.
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    I went from a 1023 to the 2025 and have no regrets, I too feel in some ways it is more capable than a 1025.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    I went from a 1023 to the 2025 and have no regrets, I too feel in some ways it is more capable than a 1025.

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    Pat, did you fab that moose plow to you loader or do they make a specific adapter for JD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12dbsinad View Post
    Pat, did you fab that moose plow to you loader or do they make a specific adapter for JD?
    Fabricated

    FEL plow
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    #compactfarming
    2025R W/120R FEL/Titan 36" Pallet Forks w/round bale spears/Ken's Bolt on Hooks / 72" moose plow / Kawasaki Mule(The Donkey) 610xc w/ Warn winch
    60D Auto Connect w/mulch kit and Gator G6 blades
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    Fabricated

    FEL plow
    Nice!!
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    I recently picked up the 2025R and I'm extremely happy with it. I did add the auto-throttle and I'll say that's been a handy feature to have. I only touch the throttle when I want to either run a higher RPM for PTO (mower deck) or I want quicker hydraulics. Otherwise I just leave the throttle lever at idle and let it do it's thing as I mash the pedals.

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    I traded my 1026R for the 2025R last March. I too was hoping I could use the front quick hitch from the 1026 but it turned out I could not. The "build your own" feature on the John Deere website also was confusing as they listed the same quick hitch for the 1023, 1025, 1026 and new 2025r. Before the dealer ordered the new quick hitch I took the old one from the 1026 to the dealership and confirmed it would not fit so they ordered the correct one. Of course I had to get the new adapter bracket. I knew I would need to get a new mid pto shaft as the tractor is longer than the 1026r.

    I am assuming the 1025r and the 1026r take the same quick hitch but can't say for certain. I had a few issues initially with the 2025r but since those were resolved I am more than happy with the tractor.
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