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    1026 as good as 455 ???

    This may get me more replies than I can read but here goes
    I've had 455 tractors since 1997 and they have been pretty much bullet proof how do the newer 1025/26 stack up to them.
    2nd has anyone done away with that small in line filter under the running boards never had trouble with other tractors with out it ?
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    455s are great machines, but not a very good comparison to a 1 series tractor. They are completely different machines. The 455 is a garden tractor, the 1 series is a true tractor, albeit very small. They both have some really good features and uses, so it's difficult to compare without know what you want to use it for.

    I wouldn't get rid of the fuel filter. It's there for a purpose, to protect your expensive fuel system.

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    There is absolutely no comparison of a 455 with a loader compared to a 1026R with a loader. The 455 was 2 wheel drive another thing that isn't comparable. The 1026R is about 500 lbs heavier "more grunt". That said the 455 with all wheel steering is a much better finish mowing machine albeit it much slower. I really don't think we are talking apples to apples here. On a nice flat surface the 1026 will mow much faster. On a landscaped yard the 455 is a much better mower.
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    I never owned a 455 (i do know a guy who owns two of them), although, I have owned a 318, 430, x748 and now the 1025R. All of these tractors were and are excellent tractors for what they were and are intended for.
    In my opinion, if you want a sub compact tractor that has the capabilities of an FEL, BH, "real" 3 point hitch and is still not that much bigger than a 455, then the 1025R is for you. If you have no need for an FEL or BH, then the new 700 series tractors are really nice, although, once you load up a new 700 series, you are almost at the price of a 1025R.

    Concerning how the 455 stacks up against a 1025R, the 1025R will do everything and much more than the 455.

    Concerning the inline fuel filter on the 1 series, they do still have them and yes they are somewhat a pain, although, they are there for a reason. Many 1 series users are finding, in this exceptional cold weather, that this inline filter is also were fuel will gell most quickly.
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    Having a 455 AWS and being fortunate enough to run a 1 series I can tell you that the 1 series is superior to the 455 in every way except mowing. If I had to choose, it would be the 455 except maybe mowing road ditches where a RMM would be better suited. For a manicured lawn, the 455 wins every time. This isn't to say the 455 isn't capable of doing most other functions. It just means, with the added weight and small HP jump the 1 series will do it better. As others have said, apples oranges sort of comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozsey View Post
    Having a 455 AWS and being fortunate enough to run a 1 series I can tell you that the 1 series is superior to the 455 in every way except mowing. If I had to choose, it would be the 455 except maybe mowing road ditches where a RMM would be better suited. For a manicured lawn, the 455 wins every time. This isn't to say the 455 isn't capable of doing most other functions. It just means, with the added weight and small HP jump the 1 series will do it better. As others have said, apples oranges sort of comparison.
    In what way is mowing superior ? Maneuverability ? Less weight on the turf ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jermedic View Post
    In what way is mowing superior ? Maneuverability ? Less weight on the turf ??
    Way more maneuverability especially with AWS. Couple this with the better deck performance and a lighter footprint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_PA View Post
    I never owned a 455 (i do know a guy who owns two of them), although, I have owned a 318, 430, x748 and now the 1025R. All of these tractors were and are excellent tractors for what they were and are intended for.
    In my opinion, if you want a sub compact tractor that has the capabilities of an FEL, BH, "real" 3 point hitch and is still not that much bigger than a 455, then the 1025R is for you. If you have no need for an FEL or BH, then the new 700 series tractors are really nice, although, once you load up a new 700 series, you are almost at the price of a 1025R. ...............


    The x758 is at the price of a 1023E. That’s the reason I went for a one series .........same price of X748 with less features at the time. Got heavier tractor, 3 point w/PTO, and high low range not on x model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesusie View Post
    The x758 is at the price of a 1023E. That’s the reason I went for a one series .........same price of X748 with less features at the time. Got heavier tractor, 3 point w/PTO, and high low range not on x model.
    Yep, that is the biggest issue with the new 700 series. The price is practically, if not the same as a 1 series and you cannot get an FEL with the new 700's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozsey View Post
    Way more maneuverability especially with AWS. Couple this with the better deck performance and a lighter footprint.
    I do agree with you that the AWS would obviously be more maneuverable although most 455's are not AWS. The advertised turning radius for a standard 455 is 2.16', AWS is 1.75'. The 1 series is 2.25'

    I guess my question is, how is the standard 455 more maneuverable than a 1 series? The turning radius is negligible at best and the mmm used on the 1 series and new 700's is a suburb piece.

    IMO, I would say, anyone that owns a 455 will absolutely love a 1 series.
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