I just purchased a 1025r with FEL and 260 BH.
I like the tractor. A little under powered but that's what you get when you purchase a sub compact tractor. I think the tractor would do better with three drive ranges. A super low range would give a little more towing power and help the FEL when digging in to get a load. Just a thought.
The front end loader works well. No real complaints there other than the the super low range mentioned above.
Now the 260 back hoe. I am disappointed in the power of the bucket. It has trouble breaking roots. I am wondering if I should have the hydraulic pressure tested. But maybe that is normal??? The boom won't stay vertical. It starts settling down almost immediately after being pulled vertical. I have talked to the salesman about this but so far he doesn't seem eager to do anything about it. The boom hydraulic control lever is very sensitive. It wants to jump and jerk. The boom slams to the top very easily. I have to be very gentle with it. I am getting a little better feel for it but it is hard to move smoothly. Is my experience with boom operation normal? Or is there some thing wrong in the valve?