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    New 1025R on the way and a few questions

    Hi all,

    Just made a deal on my first "SCUT" this past week. We just moved into a new place a couple months ago and I know most are going to say this will be way too much tractor for what I need, but I know I will put it to use. We only have about .65 acre yard I will be mowing. The driveway isn't real long, but very steep that I will have to clear snow off of in the winter time. I originally started out looking at the smaller Kubota BX1870, but after seeing both machines in person and the experience at each dealer, I ended up coughing up the extra money for the Deere.

    I went with the 60" deck and material collection system as well. We back up to the woods and have over-wintering leaves in the yard a lot as it is...I can't wait till this fall.

    My main question has to do with raising the deck. I know for sure I don't want to have to use the 3 point. However, he explained to me that I can get it on its own or just by swapping out a hose on the loader. He stated most his customers just swap with the loader since its rare to use the loader and mower at the same time. Do you guys agree? Or would it be worthwhile to have it on its own right from the get go?

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    Don't worry you will love I have just under 1 acre and smile every time I use the 2305, have a steep drive as well and it really does a good job with snow!!
    As for deck I use one of the loader ports to raise and lower, I never mow with the loader on just gets in the way....having said that you have the advantage of auto connect, so having the loader and mower on at the same time would probably not happen

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    I had the hydraulic lift which requires swapping hoses at the loader valve and it wasn't bad but I ended up installing the independent lift (own circuit) and like it much better. It just makes changing attachments that much faster.

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    Mine is mechanical and I like it. No hoses to mess with. It's easy to adjust and I can remove and replace it in about 30 seconds. I reckon it just depends on what you want. I looked at the other options and they just didn't appeal to me. I'm very happy with my mechanical set up.
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    Maybe I missed why the OP's 3pt connected "mechanical lift" is a no-go right off the bat? Mine works fine with no alternate connections (also on ˝ an acre) though I have no 3pt equipment on it in Summer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    Maybe I missed why the OP's 3pt connected "mechanical lift" is a no-go right off the bat? Mine works fine with no alternate connections (also on ˝ an acre) though I have no 3pt equipment on it in Summer...
    Cuz he said he didn't want it......seems like a good enough reason.

    I didn't want them tied together either. My NH SCUT had the deck lift and 3 point tied together, I was less than impressed. There were areas in my yard I could drag the 3 pt if I was cutting grass because of the angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chase View Post
    Hi all,

    Just made a deal on my first "SCUT" this past week. We just moved into a new place a couple months ago and I know most are going to say this will be way too much tractor for what I need,...
    You sir, are 100% wrong! Most here will applaud you for doing just that

    Congrats on the new machine, and:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    You sir, are 100% wrong! Most here will applaud you for doing just that

    Congrats on the new machine, and:
    Thanks Kenny, I could not find the words to say just that.
    Most guys on here don't care how big it is. Just Sayin!
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    Nothing wrong with the mechanical lift - My yard is hilly/steep in some areas with a funny grade due to walk out basement so I figured just incase it would drag. I won't have any 3pt attachments in the sumer....but you never know what the future might hold!

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