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    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!

    Thank you,

    Tim
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    from Texas !!!! Be sure to have the dealer go over everything you need to know when you take delivery . And as I'm sure you are already aware , we are all here to help (including spending your money) .
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    Welcome to GTT OH_Tim and congratulations on your new tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romcjr View Post
    from Texas !!!! Be sure to have the dealer go over everything you need to know when you take delivery . And as I'm sure you are already aware , we are all here to help (including spending your money) .
    Thanks Ron! We took delivery on Saturday, had them go over everything and even taped a few of the instructions before my phone died. Sorry for the first post, I was on the tablet and that makes typing a pain in the rear! With our driveway having a slope, I worry about traction, but the dealer tells me it will climb a mountain in 4x4.

    Really looking forward to the "warm weather" today/tonight after work to spend some time outside of the shed to get used to operating it.
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    Welcome from New York! You're at the right place for some solid and helpful information on your new 1025r.
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    Welcome from southwest Ohio.....near Hillsboro. You are going to love it. I'm on 2 acres and have a 1025r with FEL and 60MMM.......cut my mowing time in half from my 48" lx186 John Deere riding mower(which I've since given away to a friend in need). I only have 200 feet of driveway, and only got to scrape a couple of inches of snow, but it made it nice!
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