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).