Might buy a 2025r tomorrow, some last minute questions please!
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
Like Tree38Likes

Thread: Might buy a 2025r tomorrow, some last minute questions please!

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Last Online
    11-09-2019 @ 11:36 AM
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Might buy a 2025r tomorrow, some last minute questions please!

    Narrowed it down to this or the KubotA B2601.

    -I like the 2025r but my main concerns are the 2 range HST (would prefer 3) and same loader lift capacity as the 1025r (would expect it to be more). Can anyone comment on these concerns?

    -Dealer told me I should get a 48” box blade. With a 49” width, wouldn't a 54” be a better fit?

    -Dealer only has 1 in stock and will have to order a loader for it. Any issue if the tractor wasn’t originally ordered with a loader or will it be identical?

    -Anything else I should be aware of / ask about?

    Thanks!!!!
    Last edited by Inverness; 08-16-2019 at 03:16 PM.
    jdforever, rjpoog1989 and Bill56 like this.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    PJR832's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:13 PM
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    11,600
    Thanks
    1,938
    Thanked 1,594 Times in 1,309 Posts
    You will have 80-90 lbs more lift capacity than a 1025 due to higher hydraulic pressure, no real difference between a FIL and a dealer installed. The 48" box blade works well with mine, but it will handle a larger box blade fine depending on what you are doing with it.
    Pat
    #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
    County Line- 48" Tiller & middle buster
    Frontier- BB5048L & DH1066 & RC2060
    JD iMATCH
    Homemade cultivator/hiller/chisel plow
    Heavy Hitch Tooth Bar
    Watch the 2025R on YouTube:
    Elk Creek Acres

  4. Top | #3

    Join Date
    May 2019
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:38 AM
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
    I love my 2025r.

    I want a box blade

    Get forks
    jdforever, PJR832, kylew and 1 others like this.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:54 AM
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I run the BB5060L on my 2025R and it does a fine job with it. I suppose some soil types may be problematic but I've not encountered that. I highly recommend liquid ballast in the rear tires and tire weights. It made a huge difference in traction and stability for my applications.
    PJR832, Bill56 and Kbar like this.
    Z915E, 2025R GII, (120R, 260B, BB5060L, PHD100, RT1149, LR5060, AP12F, LP33817, EA 55WRR Grapple)

  7. Top | #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Last Online
    11-08-2019 @ 08:06 AM
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Inverness View Post
    Narrowed it down to this or the KubotA B2601.

    -I like the 2025r but my main concerns are the 2 range HST (would prefer 3) and same loader lift capacity as the 1025r (would expect it to be more). Can anyone comment on these concerns? What I've read about the 3 ranges on the Kubotas is that the top range has little use other than for going down a paved surface. The top range on the 2025R is plenty fast enough, considering safety. I'd be surprised that the 1025R has more lift capacity than a 2025R. The 2025R's is good, but I haven't hauled 22 tons of gravel with it like I did with the 4010's.

    -Dealer told me I should get a 48” box blade. With a 49” width, wouldn't a 54” be a better fit? Don't know about a box blade, but I would not want a wider (5') bush hog on the 2025R because it would stick out to the sides: too easy to hang it on something.

    -Dealer only has 1 in stock and will have to order a loader for it. Any issue if the tractor wasn’t originally ordered with a loader or will it be identical? Cannot beat the H130 loader: best loader among the 4010, 1025R and 2025R. The one on the 1025R was awful. Never could tell when it just might decide to dump. The 2025R's is virtually goof proof.

    -Anything else I should be aware of / ask about? How to get at those nasty JD driveshaft Ujoints and whether they're getting their PTO buttons from a more reliable vendor like was for the 4010's.

    Thanks!!!!
    Crazy. Says I need 4 more characters. This is them.

  8. Top | #6
    12dbsinad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 05:54 PM
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    264
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 21 Times in 15 Posts
    I've never had a problem with the 2 range selection. As you mentioned, the high gear on a 3 range is typically only for travel and pretty useless for any real work.

    The loader will have slightly better specs as mentioned. I am about to move A LOT of gravel around preparing to build my new garage/shop, I have no concerns with this. Yes, it isn't a CAT 934 loader, but I'll get the job done.

    I run a 5' rotary cutter also. With the machine being physically bigger (and longer) it handles it with no problems. On a 1025R, it might be a little much.

    Also, you're a member of GTT. That right there should lead you to green
    Last edited by 12dbsinad; 08-16-2019 at 06:01 PM.
    rjpoog1989, PJR832 and kylew like this.
    2018 2025R, R4, 120R Loader, 260B backhoe, 60D AutoConnect MMM, Independent Deck Lift, 5' Tarter Rotary Cutter

  9. Top | #7
    IndianaJim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:09 AM
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 200 Times in 153 Posts
    No issue with the 2 range hydro. On this size machine, I cant see it being a make or break issue.
    Loader, no difference as mentioned. Also as mentioned, it will have more capacity. Depending on the set pressure, it could be more than the spec, just due to differences in relief pressure settings from the factory. It SHOULD be the spec'd difference, but that would require each one to be set exactly at a certain pressure spec, and its a range, AND some have come from the factory lower than they should have been.
    If you plan to do loader work, and you must or you wouldnt likely be getting the loader, Id STRONGLY suggest getting the Imatch hitch and a ballast box at least with the tractor.
    Jim B.

    318, 49 Thrower, 2 80 Carts, 17AT cart, 54 Blade, 12" Brinly Plow, 30 Hydraulic Tiller w/extension & Briney 3-Pt hitch, 50 deck w/JRCO Cart Bagger.
    2025R, 120R loader w/Kens Bolt On Hooks, 260B backhoe w/8" & 16" buckets, Titan 36" forks, Imatch hitch, Weight Bracket/Hitch.

    Exmark Lazer Z HP 52"
    Husqvarna 550XP, 562XP, 55 Rancher

  10. Top | #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Last Online
    11-14-2019 @ 07:54 PM
    Location
    Texas Panhandle
    Posts
    936
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 90 Times in 83 Posts
    The two range hydro will only come into play depending on what attachments you are wanting to use. A 48” box blade is all a 1025 can handle to full capacity so a 2025 will be right with it. Of course if you’re using The box blade to less than full capacity then it’ll pull a wider one. I think you’ll be fine with a 53”.

    If you’re going to be plowing or disking then you will greatly miss the three range hydro. If you really use the box blade like I do then you might miss it. For all other tasks you will not miss the 3 range. Low range is plenty powerful for going up hill pulling a trailer or scooping up dirt with the loader.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    BigJim55 and Toughsox like this.
    3046r Cab, H165 w/61" bucket, Frontier 72"BB, MX6, and Woods TCR68" Tiller.

  11. Top | #9
    crna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:43 PM
    Location
    Northwestern, Ohio
    Posts
    141
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 28 Times in 20 Posts
    I have a gen 1 and love it. 54 box blade is much better than 48', but difficult to find. Just order one from Everything Atttchments and wait for it.
    Firehawkmph likes this.
    2015 2025R, H130 Loader, 62D mower deck, 270A backhoe, 48 inch JD Roto Tiller, 47 inch JD snow blower, 48 inch King Kutter rough cut mower

  12. Top | #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Last Online
    11-09-2019 @ 11:36 AM
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Update: Bought the 2025r! Went to both the KubotA and the Deere dealers this morning. The Deere just felt better and was cheaper. I guess that Orange paint is more expensive. 😛 thank you all for your help.
    2025r
    120R Loader
    48” Frontier Box Blade
    JD Ballast Box
    iMatch Hitch

  13. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •