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    Possible 1025r purchase

    As I type this I should change my name to flipper. We started looking at SCUT's a little after Christmas. Originally I just looked at John Deere. We have a local dealer in our community. I looked and was all set to order, filled out the credit app, and took my wife down to look at it before we signed on the dotted line. The unit we tested had the backhoe on it. Naturally I asked for pricing on that unit thinking that I might get a deal on a demo unit. I am getting a snowblower, 60" auto connect mower, FEL, and a tiller. I have wavered back and forth on the tiller but in talking with my wife she wants us to get the tiller. The package price for all the attachments and backhoe was $29,000. I told myself that was just getting too much for a tractor. My wife wasn't too happy that it was more than her car.

    That lead me to look at the Kubota's. A dealer that is in a neighboring community about 20 miles away. Same package deal for the bx25d was $25,500. Filled out the credit app and again was ready to order it. Something in the back of my head just wouldn't let me order it. So I delay and think and delay and think. Basically came to the conclusion that I really don't need the backhoe. Would it get used once in a great while, yes. Would I get my money out of it in the near future, I don't think so. We have almost 4 acres, mow about 2 1/2 and have about .75 acre of woods. I am building a 30 x 50 shed but will probably just get a buddies skid loader to excavate for that.

    So today I chat with the John Deere Dealer and the Kubota Dealer. I am leaning towards the John Deere. I just like that the loader is easier to take off and the drive over deck seems easier than the Kubotas. One downfall for the Kubota is I want the option of adding a backhoe some day if I ever had the need. In my chats with the Kubota dealer he told me that the bx2370 and bx2670 can not have the backhoes added at a later date. The only way to get it is by ordering the bx25d.

    My only concern with the John Deere is one of the reasons for this post. Does not being able to do 2 functions with the loader bother anybody? In my mind not being able to curl the bucket and lift the bucket at the same time seems awkward.

    For the FEL, 60" quick attach mower, tiller, and snow blower is $23,000 before tax. Does that seem like a decent price?

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    I have several larger utility tractors for our property in the country. One I have is a (don't laugh) Zeter 7711 with a loader. I do have a construction company with a very large dedicated loader. I bought my 1025 with the loader and backhoe for my house. It is perfect for maintaining our horse pastures and great for getting in and out of our small barn. I use the backhoe more than I thought I would too.

    The single action hydraulics took a little getting used to for me. I still find myself trying to curl and raise at the same time once in a while. It has not posed any problems for me. It just takes a little getting used to it.
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    "I am getting a snowblower, 60" auto connect mower, FEL, and a tiller. I have wavered back and forth on the tiller but in talking with my wife she wants us to get the tiller. The package price for all the attachments and backhoe was $29,000."

    Yikes Man, jump on that right there or I'll come out there and do it and haul it back here! I couldn't come NEAR close to that price here last year. And that "single function" loader won't bother you at all, just enjoy being outside while the loader is coming up. I can get double function out of mine, but I have to keep the RPM's over 2600 and be very precise on the lever. It just ain't that big a deal outside of a gravel mine.
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    Is a snowblower and tiller $8000?

    How about getting an aftermarket tiller instead of the Deere? Local farm store here has a King Kutter 48" for $1400.

    I bought my 1025r TLB with 60" auto connect deck and hydraulic lift for $20,900. Maybe get pricing from another dealer?
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    Oh, and welcome to the forum
    1025r TLB w 60D MMM & Independent Lift
    SN 114287 Built April '13 received 8/21/13
    180 degree thermostat
    Omni Transformer w/ integrated weight bracket
    Single Point
    Ken's Bolt on hooks
    Artillian Forks (42")
    Full Compliment of Wheel Weights (340lbs)
    Custom Seat Springs

    Kubota 326H 72" deck ZTR

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    First off, welcome to GTT Herschey.
    Reading over Ultrapile's post I tend to agree with him. The JD2320 we have has sort of the same issue but is lessened by some degree with more RPMs, however it was a PITA to get used to.
    After so many years of being able to curl while lifting or lowering, it became second nature for me and I was very disappointed in our new 2008 JD2320. Now after 6 years of owning the 2320, not at all. As a matter of fact I no longer think about it until a post pops up here reminding me of it. I don't to this day understand why it won't do it, it just doesn't. Would I buy the 2320 again if I had it to do over again, absolutely, without hesitation.
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    Im guessing since the 2520 has a slightly bigger pump is the reason it will curl and raise/drop at the same time. But...it aint super fast .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    Im guessing since the 2520 has a slightly bigger pump is the reason it will curl and raise/drop at the same time. But...it aint super fast .
    Sure, rub it in!
    The 2320 will do it but same scenario, slow and you have to work at it. I also think it has to do the the joystick/controls/valves.
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    I notice it on my 1026R, but it doesn't bother me. What type of loader work are you doing? It's only a factor when you are looking to move material quickly. The only time it was annoying to me was when I was shoveling my drive after a snow. Now that I have a blade it's not a factor. Beings you want a snowblower it shouldn't bother you either. I'd bet money you love the tractor. I sort of wish I'd gotten the backhoe. If you look to finance I'd say go for it. Will cost you $5k or better to add later. You'll have to add Power Beyond and the subframe on your own dime.

    The tiller can be had cheaper from TSC. Mine is also a heavier gear drive unit for $1,400. Way less than the JD unit. The JD unit nice, but I didn't think the matching paint was worth the extra $$$.

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    I bought the TSC 4' tiller this past week for mine. That price is hard to beat. The PTO drive shaft is just a little too long for my 1025. I need to either cut it down or go with a quick hitch like the Imatch on the 3 point to extend out a little more. It may be just an excuse for me to buy the Imatch. The wife went for it though. Did you have the same issue with the drive shaft Mullett?
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