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    Planning on a SCUT but...1025R or 2025R?

    I honestly don't know which would be the right choice for me and I'm looking for a kind of "do everything" machine. I have 2.25 acres right now and I'm planning to buy a little more land from a neighbor to round it up to 3 acres. It's wooded and there are tons of trees and hills so mowing is kind of an obstacle course. Every year I have to move dirt, compost, mulch, firewood, etc. also snow blowing; and then I'm planting more trees and shrubs as well as planning to install a fence.

    So, the implements I'm planning are:

    - Loader w/tooth bar
    - 60" mid mower
    - Snow blower
    - 3pt post auger
    - 48" 3pt core aerator
    - 3pt sprayer
    - pallet forks
    - heavy hitch/ballast box

    Based on use, I don't know which machine would be the right fit. I'm concerned that a 1025R might be too small for those implements and that a 2025R might be way too large to maneuver through my yard for mowing.

    Advice?

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    I have 3.6 acres and a 1026r. It is adequate for my purposes. The auto connect deck makes switching implements very easy. I think that the 1 series tractors would be more maneuverable than 2025r. You should try both tractors at your dealer to help you decide. Good luck!
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    I have to agree with bob. It sounds like a 1025R has your duties written all over it.
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    I agree too, with the 1025, but do try each out at the dealer drive them and be sure to use the hyd. Controls to see what fits you best. I went with 1025R after test driving. All the implements you listed will work fine on the 1025 R.

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    I know you said that you want a do everything machine, however, with the land you described I think that you'd be much happier with a zero turn mower plus a tractor. It would make maneuvering around the trees and obstacles so much easier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Milharri View Post
    I know you said that you want a do everything machine, however, with the land you described I think that you'd be much happier with a zero turn mower plus a tractor. It would make maneuvering around the trees and obstacles so much easier.


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    I agree with gizmo . I have two acres and a lot of trees and bushes . I have an L130 mower and just bought a 1025R . To me the tractor is more maneuverable than my mower due to the steering being so much easier . Only thing to watch is low hanging limbs !! Have fun with whichever choice you make and count on the guys here to answer any questions you will have .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwil6902 View Post
    Well sure, but I'm afraid I haven't hit those winning lottery numbers yet.
    I hear ya. I really like my 1025. It does all I want it to


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    I too went the tractor and dedicated mowing machine route.

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    I love my 1026R and I have 2.22 acres. My tractor does everything I've asked it. For moving dirt and gravel around my place it does a GREAT job. It's small so keep that in mind. When it comes to digging I've used my tiller to make digging and leveling much easier on the tractor. It's a great machine for doing many jobs well. The 26 HP works fine in this frame, but I'm not sure how well it'd carry the extra weight of the 2 series. I say this because in High you can lug the motor and hydro while moving dirt or mowing. We have pretty steep grades so it's nothing against the machine. Just something to think about. I only use low in the bad spots and it works fantastic. I personally have to wonder how the same-ish power would be stressed with an all around bigger machine. If I were to upgrade I'd go to a 2032R as it's got the extra power for the extra size. Plus I think that extra HP would help me hate that center of the hood filler neck a little less.

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    p.s. My dealer let me Demo my 1026R to see if it'd fit my property. I mowed with it one time and couldn't hardly let it go back to have the loader installed.
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