Greetings from the Pacific Northwest!
I had been searching for a small TLB for the last two years to work my properties. I was indecisive between going orange or staying green but was really leaning towards green. I found this used 2016 1025r on Craigslist for way under a new one with only 12 hours on the clock and that clinched it. Next I picked up the BXpanded Barracuda thumb because we have opposable ones on our hands for a reason. Next I needed to have a trailer to transport the TLB between properties and to haul material. I picked up the Iron Bull dump trailer because it came standard with all of the options that I wanted. The TLB fits with the bucket hanging over the front and the bucket hanging out the back about 18 inches. The trailer has a 12 volt hydraulic pump and a single cylinder scissors lift. There are d-ring tie downs in the bed and a three way tailgate with chain set. It also came with an enclosed roll up tarp. I can haul 2 yards of 3/4 minus and dump it uphill on 12% grade so it has lots of power. I have done 200 feet of french drains, removed 10 yards of brush and restored 300 feet of nasty driveway. So far I am extremely happy that I stayed with John Deere. The only thing that I could find wrong was the power steering lines under the front axle. I had three hours on it and when I backed up over a small root that was sticking up and snapped the fitting. Two days down waiting for the part. I am going to make a guard that will cover the fittings and hoses. After I add a third function or splitter to the loader I will get a 60" brush grapple from Titan which utilizes the H120 pins. I am open to comments, questions, opinions and advice.....but please, no flaming. I gave up forums along time ago just because some folks can be jerks and I do not tolerate disrespect. I hope to gain and give needed information on this site and maybe have a little fun.