Hey everyone, I have been lurking for a few weeks trying to make up my mind about which brand would be best for my needs and reading all of the community input; the wife and I went with a 1025! We opted for the 120 FEL, 60" mmm, 60" back blade, and engine block heater. Wish I would have found this site sooner to read all the positive things and people to ask my questions to as they pop up.
We bought 5 acres out in the country last year with a 600' concrete driveway that has a pretty decent hill to it as you pull off the road. We have a Cub Cadet snowblower but that long of a driveway was just too much walk everyday before work and to try and get our oldest on the school bus. So we went with a contractor to plow the driveway but we only saw him after I would rush out with the snowblower to clear a path to get to work.
So the wife and I decided a 1025r would hopefully do the trick for us as the previous owner had a New Holland with a FEL that he would clear the driveway with. Plus the larger mowing deck will make mowing in the summer go a lot faster than the 40 something inch deck I was using.
The 1025 will be stored in a shop with a wood burner kept around 50 degrees to hopefully make starts easier.
We are completely new to using any type of equipment this large, so if anyone has any recommendations, please share!