My new 1025R seems to be using more fuel than I thought it would. I have mowed twice (lot size is approx 1.5 acre) and it has went from full to less than half. Yes I have played a little and did run the tractor down the road .25 mile and back. Used the loader for two really small jobs. I have heard that it should be really good on fuel but not sure if this seems right or not. Also I think it was barely on full when it arrived from the dealer. Sure is great to use. Love this thing.