Hi gang, I joined a little while back and have been reading voraciously trying to figure out what I can and can’t do with a 1025R and what I’d need to purchase to get those jobs done (including the tractor).
The finance committee has given me a green light, but isn’t particularly thrilled at the idea at this point. She realizes, however, with our five wooded acres that SHE doesn’t want to be lifting all the heavy stuff that we have to contend with, and it may be that sympathy vote that got me the go ahead. Lol Still, I’m trying to be sensitive to the financial aspect of the purchase.
As I’ve said, I’ve read a lot, but am still left wondering if I should buy new or used.
Pros New - well for starters, NEW! 🙂 But there’s the finance options and warranty benefits as well
Cons New - Expensive, which dips into implement funds
Pros and cons for used are pretty much the inverse of that. Lol
So, if I may ask, does anyone have solid opinions on the updates of the newer models over the pre-2018s or so? As in, are they such improvements that I should let that play into my purchase decision?
I’ve read some of the input regarding unknown maintenance, and the unfortunate circumstance TTWT had with the VIN numbers.
And then there’s the question of the expensive backhoe... 🤦‍♂️
If I need to take this to another forum, I’ll be happy to roll over.
Anyway, thanks all. I appreciate what I’ve learned already so far and I’m sure that has only been a surface scratch!