Looking at purchasing a 1025R this spring with Loader, Mower and Snowblower. This will be to replace an old riding mower and be used for yard work and snowblowing in the winter. I mow about 2 acres around the house and backyard. So the first question is about the mower. Is this to big of a machine to be mowing around a house and backyard? Originally was thinking of a EZtrak Zero turn for this but the dealer seem to think that the mower of the 1025R would work well. I like the idea of a multipurpose machine.
Second Question is about tires. Dealer is recommending the R3 Turf tires said they would work better mowing and with chains in the winter, kinda makes sense but will also be doing some bucket work occasionally around the back yard and into some brushy areas. Opinions on the R4's for this?
Last question is on the snowblower. We don't have a huge driveway but takes way too long with a walk behind blower now. I like the front mount for ease of operation and control but also would need the bucket occasionally to move some snow from an inside corner where snow comes off the roof. Does a rear mount make more sense or can the front mount be swapped fairly easily.
Thanks for any comments.