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    1025R vs 2025R owner opinions wanted

    Still shopping around and spoke to a knowledgeable sales person today who sort of took me aback in regards to the 2025R/2320. He thought it one of the worst tractors JD makes. My main use will be snow removal and I'd been leaning towards the 2025R mainly due to the split brakes but also for a bit more loader capacity for a set of forks for moving lumber around in the warmer months. He thinks the 1025R is a much better choice and thought the extra loader capacity over a 1025R was minimal.

    Any body here move from a 1 series to a 2320 or 2025R care to comment about this or share personal experience with the different machines. I like the 1025R but was kind of hung up on the lack of split brakes from years of being barely in control plowing with old cub cadets.

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    So what did he have in stock?

    Worst ever made? That's a huge accusation.
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    I traded up from a 2210 to a 2320 several years ago. I never regretted making the trade. I never had any problems with the 2320.
    It was a much nicer loader tractor than the 2210. It also worked good as a mower tractor & pushing snow. A couple of years ago, I traded the 2320 for a 2720. That was the worst trade I ever made.

    I currently own a 1026R with a mower deck I do not have a loader for it. so I cannot comment on the 1026 as a loader tractor. The 1026 is great with a mower.

    The 2025R would be my choice if I were wanting a nice loader & mower tractor .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    So what did he have in stock?

    Worst ever made? That's a huge accusation.
    Probably not the 2025R or 2320, but I guess you may have already figured that also.
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    eastcreek, what are your usage plans for the tractor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    eastcreek, what are your usage plans for the tractor?
    Snow removal. I'm constrained by 48" wide sidewalks. I take care of over 1000' of 48" wide sidewalk, a bunch of small to medium driveways and several small parking lots as well as some wider sidewalks in the business district of my village. I've been getting by with a cub cadet 128 and a 129, both with 42" front blades and wheel weights. After this winter an upgrade seems like a reasonable idea.

    I also am a wooden boat builder/woodworker and thought a set of forks would make life a little easier for moving lumber around. Some of what I use is reclaimed and is often timbers that get re-sawn. I'm sure that a bucket would get used if I had it. I only have a 1/2 acre so no need for a mower. Thinking of a heavy hitch or similar as that would also work for moving boat trailers around in the boatyard and to and from my woodshop.

    I've been plowing snow with various garden tractors for about 40 years and really like the idea of split brakes so that is probably my biggest concern with the 1025R, and I thought the 2025 lifting capacity would be enough more to be noticeable.

    I've driven a 4100 and liked the fact that it has the same footprint as a 1025 but has some features (split brakes, full cat. 1 3pt.) of the 2025. It also seemed to turn tighter than the 2025. I'd consider a 4100 or 4110 if I could find a decent one that wasn't too far away. The 2025/2320, 4100, and 4110 can all turn the rears to a narrow stance and be no wider than a 1025 to keep them no wider than a 47" snow blower.

    I think I'm on the right track for my intended use but this mornings conversation kind of set me a little off course and I'm just looking for some informed opinions.

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    I have had a 2320 since 2008 and have really worked the h**l out of it at times. Back in 2008 most people, including the dealer, told me to buy the 2520 cause it was a better buy. Me being me, I didn't want a better buy, I want a tractor that would do what I needed it do. I should mention that I was trading in a 1988 JD 650. In short, the 2320 is a fine tractor and I still see no reason for me to own a 2520 or the newer 2720/2032R. I out grew, the bigger the better deal long ago.

    Now with all that along with your writings I would recommend the 1 series with a front mounted snow blower, FEL a ballast box and a set of forks.
    I plow a lot of snow with the 2320 and have only used the split brakes once and it was a total waste of effort. The 650 had split brakes and I don't ever recall using them in the 20 some years of owning it. Some may argue the need for split brakes but for me they just aren't needed and don't seem to help anyway. 4WD goes a long way in lessening or eliminating the need for split brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcreek View Post
    Still shopping around and spoke to a knowledgeable sales person today who sort of took me aback in regards to the 2025R/2320. He thought it one of the worst tractors JD makes. My main use will be snow removal and I'd been leaning towards the 2025R mainly due to the split brakes but also for a bit more loader capacity for a set of forks for moving lumber around in the warmer months. He thinks the 1025R is a much better choice and thought the extra loader capacity over a 1025R was minimal.

    Any body here move from a 1 series to a 2320 or 2025R care to comment about this or share personal experience with the different machines. I like the 1025R but was kind of hung up on the lack of split brakes from years of being barely in control plowing with old cub cadets.
    You seem to be in the same boat I am as far as decisions. I originally was thinking a 1025r, but with the valve issues (that are now being resolved), the higher flow pump and higher ground clearance I was looking at a 2025r as I thought they were the 2520 replacement, and a 2520 is what I wanted. However as I'm sure you've found the 2025r is the 2320 replacement. The horsepower is about the same in either one. The 2025r carries around a 100 or so extra pounds, but has more ground clearance than the 1025r. Since you won't need a MMM no need to discuss the auto connect deck on the 1025r. Since it appears that your implements will be mainly front mounted except for rear ballast for the loader, I'd say either one. The split brakes I don't think makes that big of a difference. Personally I don't like the sway bars on the 2025r being on the inside of the 3pt arms. Makes it really cluttered and impossible to put a coulter on a moldboard plow that way. The 1025r and 2032r are on the outside. Maybe the 2320 was on the inside as well I don't know. I think you'd be fine with either one. The 1025r is smaller size and would be more nimble and easier to get around. Would be a little cheaper price as well. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Maybe the 2320 was on the inside as well I don't know.
    They are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    They are.
    Thanks Gizmo. So maybe it isn't that odd then if the previous 2000 series was that way. I haven't seen a 2320 on either of the dealer lots I frequent. Apparently 2320 owners don't get rid of them very often.



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