Looking for a little info. Our property is not extremely hilly, nor are the hills overly steep. However whenever possible I try to go straight up or down the hills. Sometimes I do need to change direction on the hills and there is enough of a slope to make me pretty nervous. I've read with other tractors that dual rear tires make a huge improvement on side hill stability. I cannot find an option for duals on the 1025 and I cannot find any info on anyone that's done it yet. The fact is that I'm going to have to side hill some times. I hope that the rops and the seatbelt would save me if there is a problem, but I pray that I NEVER need to test that.
Some things I already do is keep the bucket as lightly loaded as possible and keep it almost touching the ground when on the hill. I make the side hill turns to a minimum and make them as slow as possible to get a constant feel for stability. I do not have my tires filled, but could do that if that helps lower the center of gravity. Any more weight on the tractor is going to cause problems too, because some areas, when muddy, stay muddy for quite some time. I'm thinking that going with the duals would also help float me more when conditions are muddy.
If the thought here is that duals is the way to go with this I guess I'll call the dealer to see what they could do for me. What does everyone think?