Good morning everyone. I have been lurking and reading the wealth of information here about the JD 1025r while waiting on delivery of my new machine.
I took possession last night of my new 2014, 1025r. It is a sweet machine. I was very impressed with how quiet the mower is when engaged compared to a lawn tractor. At any rate, that leads me to my first question. The manual states in bold to not exceed a pto (mid or rear) rpm of 540 yet states further down on the same page that an engine rpm of 3200 results in a mid pto being 2100 and a rear pto of 540. I'm confused. If I hit 540 at the rear I will exceed the mid maximum. I must be interpreting it wrong.
My other question is the mower height knob. I read the adjustment sticky but I thought I read the knob could rotate either way. I can only rotate clockwise (from sitting position). I believe I have manual lift so I set the height knob and then lower the pto with the rockshaft. I have it set to mid pto only. Should only the mid pto actuate or should the rear raise and lower too.
Sorry for the rudimentary questions
Also, I know a lot of guys are interested in pricing to track what a good deal is.
2014, 1025r filb, h120 loader, 54" mmm with auto connect, r4 tires loaded, delivery and sales tax (just over $1,000.00) included for $20,571.00 with 0% for 60 and including the implement rebate.