I am new to this forum as well as to John Deere products. I retired a couple of years ago and settled up here in the northwest to be near the grand kids. We have great place that is just over 2 ˝ acres, lots of trees, mostly level with a pond and central island in it. We are off the beaten path yet close enough to all the amenities. I have up to this point been able to deal with things with the old garden tractors and a trailer. One has the mower on it, another I modified with a sleeve hitch powered by a linear actuator to run a small box blade and the last one to mainly tow the trailer around and give the wifey a means to putz around the property.
The projects around the acreage have reached a point now where I needed something bigger and so I did a lot of researching around on the net and went to a couple of tractor dealers too. I had a set price that I did not want to go over and wound up purchasing a 2025R with a front loader and box scraper. I looked at the 2032R, but spending another $4000 would have pushed me over my set budget.
Like I mentioned earlier, I am brand new to tractors and have only had mine exactly one week today. I have done a few tasks with it and it has been great. Just taking things slowly and being careful. I am learning as I go and will probably at times have some stupid questions for you all.