Long-time Green owner, looking to add new Green
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: Long-time Green owner, looking to add new Green

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 10:34 PM
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    919
    Thanks
    533
    Thanked 372 Times in 195 Posts

    Long-time Green owner, looking to add new Green

    I purchased a Model 314 tractor used back in 1985. It was 7 years old and had seen some hard use. I've now had it 29 years, doing all the service myself. At 36 years old, it still starts up every time and goes to work.

    I mow a lot of rough ground and I'm getting to an age where I need a larger wheel base and better suspension in the seat to make the mowings less painful. I also plow snow with it, and we've been recently getting deeper snows than a blade can easily handle. So I'm looking to move up and buy my last tractor. I'm considering the 1025R and I'm doing research on this site so that I know what I'm getting into.

    The biggest concerns I've seen so far are the tires rubbing the hydraulic lines for the power steering and difficulty adjusting (and keeping adjusted) the mowing deck to mow evenly. I will be taking these up with my dealer. If there are any 1025R owners that know of other things I should check out, please let me know.

    Keane

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    Keeper of the GTT Cookies dieselshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:08 PM
    Location
    Joelton TN
    Posts
    19,905
    Thanks
    1,067
    Thanked 4,325 Times in 2,598 Posts


    The issues you've listed are not much of an issue at all IMHO. I've only seen the one power steering line issue being reported. The mower is a setup issue. If the dealer does the setup correctly, it's super sweet. If they don't, you'll be fighting it until it's done right. That's not a fault of the tractor, but the people who set it up.

    The one series is a nice tractor.
    Levi and Milharri like this.
    - Jason

    GreenTractorTalk.com Rules, Policies, and Terms of Use

    Subscribe to dieselshadowman on YouTube

    2720 w/ 200CX FEL
    , Ken's weld-on hooks, Fit Rite Hydraulics Top and Tilt kit, Artillian forks.
    1954 60 - getting full restoration, 1964
    110 round fender in the shop for crustoration
    Ferris IS3200Zzero turn mower

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Dieselshadow is my Hero.


  4. Top | #3
    GTT's Pilot in Command (PIC) farmgirl19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    8,562
    Thanks
    1,503
    Thanked 1,149 Times in 751 Posts
    If man had enough horse sense to treat his wife like a Thoroughbred, she'd never grow into an old nag.

    If you climb in the saddle, be ready for the ride!

    Happiness is contagious; Be a carrier!

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    etcallhome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 10:22 PM
    Location
    Preston County WV
    Posts
    13,483
    Thanks
    3,298
    Thanked 2,495 Times in 1,607 Posts
    Welcome from West Virginia


    Gene

    Have fun and be safe !!!
    USAR 8yr 8 mo SSG 99th ARCOM
    JD 1025R, H120 FEL 54" bucket, 54" mmm Auto Conn, 54" Front blade, JD back hoe ,JD IMatch, 48" Bush Hog tiller, Middlebuster from MF dealer, used King Kutter 5' rear blade, a new 47" JD Front blower and Original Tractor cab w/heater.
    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

  7. Top | #5
    fdmars's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:38 PM
    Location
    Mid CT
    Posts
    2,071
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 212 Times in 154 Posts
    2009 JD 2305 w/ Femco folding ROPS,Power Beyond Kit, KBOH, 54"MMM, 47" Snowblower, 200CX Loader w/ BB, Powerhorse 12 ton Logsplitter and King Kutter tool carrier and 17P kart
    2009 Cub Cadet/Yanmar ex3200, Land Pride 60” land plane and 60” finish mower, worksaver posthole digger w/ 9” auger, “The thumb” add on grapple, third function valve and KBOH of course

  8. Top | #6
    felixm22's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Last Online
    10-04-2019 @ 02:29 PM
    Location
    Concord, NH
    Posts
    3,964
    Thanks
    320
    Thanked 453 Times in 340 Posts
    Welcome from WV. And I would agree with Dieselshadow on the deck setup.
    ARGeuss likes this.
    John Deere 318, 50in deck, 54in blade w/ power angle

    Looking for JD Parts check here on JD's official parts website.

    Have no idea where to start with JD Parts check here for a how to.

  9. Top | #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:43 AM
    Location
    Texas Panhandle
    Posts
    931
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 90 Times in 83 Posts
    What diesel says is true. The only "issue" with the deck is when it is set up incorrectly. Most anything that is not set up correctly will not work very well. Take the time to follow his directions on how to set it up and it will be a mowing machine with no problems. You only have to set it up that first time and it will be golden thereafter. Don't be worried. Go for it!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3046r Cab, H165 w/61" bucket, Frontier 72"BB, MX6, and Woods TCR68" Tiller.

  10. Top | #8
    glc
    glc is offline
    glc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:26 PM
    Location
    Big Beaver,Pa
    Posts
    5,244
    Thanks
    520
    Thanked 403 Times in 361 Posts
    Greg from western pa



    2009 2520
    FEL/61" HD bucket/replaceable cutting edge
    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    A "REAL" snow blade ---- JD 380A modded to fit
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade

    2019 JOHN DEERE X390 with 48" ACCEL DEEP DECK

    MY 2520 SE SEAT MOD:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...d-for-the-2520

    MY BALLAST BOX
    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...llast-box.html

  11. Top | #9
    Senior GTT Super Slacker Gizmo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:23 PM
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    34,406
    Thanks
    5,822
    Thanked 3,988 Times in 2,945 Posts
    Keith

    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, Artillian Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD,
    BX42 Chipper, XUV 560 Gator, Z915B ZTrak

  12. Top | #10
    Texkev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Last Online
    06-13-2016 @ 08:14 AM
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,139
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 260 Times in 114 Posts
    Kevin

    Diesel Fuel Lube Group Buy - Opti-Lube Diesel Fuel Additives

    Bale Supply - Hay & Ranching Supplies

    Green Tractor Talk - John Deere Online Community

    JD Tech Talk - John Deere Blog

  13. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •