I'm looking at a 1023 sized tractor for my property. I have 5 ac, mostly pasture and grass. I have a commercial zero turn now for grass, but find that its not very good on slopes (I live in the mountains) and it can *only* mow. I want something that can do it all. Loader, mower, box blade etc.
That being said, I love having a flawless yard more than anything. One thing I'm worried I'll give up is the quality of cut and the speed at which the zero turn mows the actual yard grass (less than .5ac). I know the 1023 has the 7iron deck so cut quality should be good, and I know it will be somewhat slower than the zero for mowing...but just how much slower will it be?
Who actually uses their 1 series tractors for cutting their yard? Do you have any pictures of the cut quality? Any problems?