I m in the early stages of shopping for an additional sidewalk snow removal tractor. I currently have a 4115 with a 47" blower--more on this in an additional post. I m looking to buy a machine that can run the 47" blower with a drop salter on three point and can have a cab but is shorter and more nimble than the 4115 but not sacrificing too much in the power department.
My first inclination was a 1025r, but the turning radius is very similar to my 4115 and it lacks split brakes. I did some looking into an x739 aws, but my dealer tells me don't do it--not diesel, and too many moving parts to get in the salt. He suggested an x758 which is basically a stripped down 1025r. I m not finding good comparative data as far as turning radius between the two machines. Based on JD's website the x758 turns almost like the AWS which I find hard to believe. The 1025r now has the new drop on cab option and the money is pretty close to the same.
This machine might mow my home lawn in the summer and maybe aerate in the fall--I m not sure what 3 PT aerator would work on either of these choices. Winter is the primary concern--nimble power with minimum machine length. Thoughts?