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I am on the fence getting a new John Deere 1023 or 1025,,,,got price the 1023 with the front loader and mow deck is $13,575 and the same equip 1025 is $16,275.
I just bought a new house with a good acre of grass that I will need a riding lawnmower that I never owned before plus I have a garage and driveway 150' long to plow out in the winter,,, so I thought "why not have one machine that does both"?
I already own a new 2018 Polaris Ranger 900 side-by-side with a plow with full cab and heater that can plow any snow but I don't off-road ride it anymore, just use it to plow so I was thinking of giving it away to my son and his family that they could have more fun with it.
The issue I have is will the John Deere get the extreme 4x4 traction in the snow like a 4x4 side-by-side has and will the diesel engine start up after sitting in a cold garage? (I won't have room in my garage to own both)
Should I just keep my Polaris for plowing snow and just buy a cheap riding lawnmower or buy the JD 1023-1025? Money isn't a problem.
I was also looking at the Yanmar similar models that were priced at $17,200 and $20,200.
A friend gave me the idea cause he wants a 4x4 compact tractor but his wife won't allow him to buy one so I like to buy one just to make him jealous with envy (his wife is the breadwinner of the family, he only married her for her money)
I didn't move into my new house yet and I got time to figure that out plus I will be busy moving in and buying new stuff for the house so I have time to buy one, but in early May I am going to need something to cut my grass.
Everything I buy, I buy the best cause I only want to buy it once, that's why I own a new F-150 with the 3.5 ecoboost and if I buy a compact 4x4 tractor I want the best,,,, is the John Deere the best?