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    Considering 1025R

    I test drove a 1025 R today and had a blast. It seemed more nimble than my X500!

    Dealer gave me a good price on tractor/FEL. I'm trying to decide which rear attachment gives the best utility - rotary tiller or box blade? Both seem like they do a good job of leveling/smoothing out ruts/ hi-los, but the tiller doesn't finish that task but has other uses. Any thoughts experiences along these lines? Also seems like the quick hitch/Heavy Hitch is almost a no brained after watching some of the TTWT you tube videos. Thoughts?
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    I've never used a tiller for smoothing out ruts - only for tilling. My box blade gets way more use then my tiller, so unless you have tilling to do, I think a box blade is a better investment. Also consider a land plane or landscape rake (with gage wheels). I don't have a land plane but hear they work real well for maintaining gravel roadways.

    I use the box blade with the scarifiers to loosen the roadbed, then the landscape rake at an angle to smooth and crown the road.
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    Yeah. You are basically comparing two different things.
    I would say get the box blade as it's much cheaper and better just to fill, clean, smooth holes and ruts here and there. And make and or maintain a driveway
    Get a tiller if you trying to do a garden.
    Unless the land you are wanting to fix is so bad, tore up, and rutted and you want to smooth out all the land then maybe get the tiller. But know there will be nothing but dirt and mud and you will need to reseed for grass and stuff.

    If you are even Contemplating the tiller for a garden get it right now with the 0% interest and pay cash for the box blade or add that also.
    Last I checked the tiller was 2200-2500 or so and box blade was about $7-$800
    Tractor supply has one a few memebers on here have and it's on sale right now for $1300
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    My opinion get the box blade. Deere offers a BB2048L for the sub compact. It's a lighter 48" box designed for the sub compact tractors. If you want a larger one I suggest a larger tractor. I have a 72" Douglas box blade I use with my 1967 1020 which is around 40hp. I tried to put it on my 1025r with poor results. It would barely drag it and when it built up gravel in it we stopped. I have a friend with the BB2048L and he loves it even though it has it's limits he just takes his time. Good luck I am not trying to rain on your parade just trying to help you decide what you want.
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    I'd buy a landplane over a box blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckteeth445 View Post
    I'd buy a landplane over a box blade.

    3025e
    That's what I was told too at first but then I did a lot of research and if you can only buy one wouldn't you want the box blade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckteeth445 View Post
    I'd buy a landplane over a box blade.

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    Will a 1025r pull a land plane??
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    I love my box blade - it's like a swiss army knife for the back of the tractor. It gets used to cut ditches, maintain a 1/4 mi road, clear my kids RC car track, clear and level pads for my shed and a neighbors barn, put in a gravel drive for a friend, break up ice on the dirt road/driveway, shove back big piles of snow along the driveway to make more room........I wouldn't do without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    My opinion get the box blade. Deere offers a BB2048L for the sub compact. It's a lighter 48" box designed for the sub compact tractors. If you want a larger one I suggest a larger tractor. I have a 72" Douglas box blade I use with my 1967 1020 which is around 40hp. I tried to put it on my 1025r with poor results. It would barely drag it and when it built up gravel in it we stopped. I have a friend with the BB2048L and he loves it even though it has it's limits he just takes his time. Good luck I am not trying to rain on your parade just trying to help you decide what you want.
    That is actually my next question. The local Deere dealer only has the BB2048 and says it's what they sell with the sub compacts. I pointed out the 2048L in the catalog, but he said the 1025R has no trouble pulling the standard. I've no experience to either confirm or refute. ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyendrey View Post
    That is actually my next question. The local Deere dealer only has the BB2048 and says it's what they sell with the sub compacts. I pointed out the 2048L in the catalog, but he said the 1025R has no trouble pulling the standard. I've no experience to either confirm or refute. ???
    I started out with a 60" Box blade. I thought it worked fine but sold it because it was not quick hitch compatible. I then got an ETA 54" Box blade and it works great. I did not want a 48" because it is not wide enough to cover the wheel tracks.

    I think 54" is the ideal width. The only situation where I think a 48" would be better is if the soil you work in is mostly clay - and then I am not sure that it really makes that much of a difference. With a larger blade you just can't fill it as much, but the actual volume of material that you move won't be any less than with a smaller box.
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