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    Potential New 2017 1025R TLB Questions

    Hello everyone!

    I'm on the verge of purchasing a 1025R TLB, but have a few reservations that I hope people here can help.

    I have 6.5 acres. About 1/2 is grass and 1/2 is weeds (used to be farm land). All flat as a pancake (but some places are bumpy/rough riding).

    As it is now, I keep up the grass 1/2 with a 50" Troybuilt zero-turn that, by the time I get done cutting everything over a few days (front drive, front yard, back yard, side lot), it's almost time to start again. And it's rough riding and beats me up.

    The other 1/2, I let go every year and borrow the in-laws JD790 with a rotary blade and cut it down (just finished this week).

    My goal is to keep the 1/2 weeds cut year-round (grass is slowly taking over so keeping it cut should help it spread) along with my regular "yard grass". So I was looking at the 1025R TLB with the 60D MMM. I'm looking to shorten my time cutting so I can maintain all 6.5 acres all year.

    All except the back yard has few, if any, obstacles at all to cut around. Wide open fields with long-straight paths.

    We have a tree line that needs maintaining so the loader will come in handy for that and many other tasks and the backhoe will be great for doing some landscaping, tree planing, stump digging, drainage/trenching and I may even finally make that small pond in the back yard!

    So, my biggest concern is if the 60D MMM will do what I want as far as maintaining the lawn (and can I get rid of the zero-turn)? This will be it's primary role.

    Secondly, will the backhoe reach high enough to dump into a small side-by-side OHV?

    I have lots of other questions, but these two have the most weight right now...

    (I have pics of the land if it helps).
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    The 60D will not cut as nicely as your zero turn, but it will do a good job. The hoe has about a 7' reach if I recall properly so it should get into a side by side with no problems.

    If you haven't, go check out Tractor Time with Tim on YouTube. His channel is devoted to the JD 1 series and you can see exactly what they're capable of.
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    Nothing beats the snot out of you like a zero turn in my opinion, the tractor will be somewhat smoother. Huge bonus with having a tractor is if the rough spots are simply to rough, you can fix them. Can't do much except mow with a z-turn. The zturns are a dedicated mowing machine so I would expect a nicer cut quality. With a tractor your getting a little bit of everything so sacrificing a great cut from a zturn with a good cut from a tractor seems to make sense to me.
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    Buy the 1025 and keep the zero turn.

    Next question....
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    Buy the 1025 and keep the zero turn.

    Next question....

    I have to agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post

    I have to agree.
    Great minds think alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    Buy the 1025 and keep the zero turn.

    Next question....
    Nope. Buy a 2 series and keep the zero turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    Buy the 1025 and keep the zero turn.

    Next question....
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    I have to agree.
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    Nope. Buy a 2 series and keep the zero turn.

    blue87fj60 is such a loser.
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