I just bought 11 acres. Had almost given up on the dream of owning any land but The Good Lord came through for me. All the excuse I needed to buy a tractor.
I agonized for a long time over what to buy. Thought maybe I wanted something bigger but came to the conclusion the 1025R is all I need. I have 9 acres that was selectively logged probably 10 years ago then never touched since so there is a tree 3 inches in diameter every six feet with some nice ones scattered in. I figured the 1025 would be perfect for getting through there with minimal damage to the trees and the tractor. Plus 2 acres of lawn. I figured that if I decided to upsize later Deere was the best protection of my initial investment.
I chose the 1025R, H120 loader with quick connect 53 inch bucket, and 60D 7 Iron auto connect. They threw in a grill/hood guard. I got all that done for $16,888 out the door including taxes, insurance and delivery so I feel pretty good about the deal. My immediate tasks will be to build a 200 yard rifle range and some landscaping. Will of course have to buy some basic implements. Still trying to decide between grader box and blade. I'll have to make something for ballast. The dealership doesn t offer Rim Guard they say it's too messy. They use washer fluid so I figured I could do that myself.
Any what to do and what not to do tips would be appreciated. Now if i can just find time to have it delivered.
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