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    Back from a BX2370

    Back in early spring of 2013 I visited my local JD dealer and wanted to trade my 4100 for a 1026. The sales guy sort of blew me off and low balled what he offered me on the 4100. My experience with that salesman soured me on wanting a JD and I ended up buying a BX2370. Well it didn't take me long to dislike the BX, I can't tell you why but it never made me feel warm and fussy! Actually the BX is a very good tractor and never had given me any trouble. I did feel the mower deck was a bit-h to get on and off and the loader seemed to be a little slower but over all nothing major that would make any reasonable person want to trade it for a JD 1025R.
    Here is where I need your support! I just traded,, a perfectly good BX2370 for a JD 1025R, the two year ownership of the BX cost me about $3000 if you figure taxes and the JD sells for more then the BX. Sounds a little crazy doesn't it? But I did it and with the 0% for 60 months its going to cost me $98 per month for a green tractor! If it wasn't for three things I probably wouldn't have done it but because of the follow three things I did it:
    1. 0%
    2. $1500 deal on two implements
    3. The A-hole salesman that blew me off has been fired
    Because this is a JD Forum, I'm sure I'll get some support to make me feel better about going back to green.
    Thanks for reading my rant
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    Welcome from WI... And congrats on that 1025R!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    All that really matters is, are you happy? Life's too short not to be.
    Diesel is 100% correct. If you are happy, that is all that matters.

    Some will validate your decision based on color. I will say because it woulda like you are happier.

    Same thing happened to me. Wanted to trade my 2305 for a 2720. Got blew off...three times. I am 95 hours into my B3200 (and I am very happy).

    This is not just a JD forum, it is also a great bunch of folks. Makes it worth hanging around regardless of color.
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    Welcome from New York.

    Lotsa good tractors of different colors out there, many are great machines, but it's what you feel comfortable on that counts. A good dealer will also factor into which color and who you will eventually buy from.

    Good Luck with your new 1025R.
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    Welcome from Lancaster, PA!

    My first experience on a tractor was on an orange one. I really liked it, too. My old neighbor owned it, and let me use it about a dozen times to do work in my yard. When I first started looking at owning a tractor, I immediately looked for orange ones, until a salesman blew me off. I rolled into the JD dealer, and even though it was close to quitting time on a Saturday afternoon, the salesman stayed and went over everything about the tractors on his lot, asking questions about how I planned on using it, the size of my property, etc. He got me on a 1 series, and I was hooked. I really love my JD. I would have a really hard time going to another manufacturer's machine at this point.

    I'm not at all saying orange ones, red ones, blue ones, or any other color is less of a machine than my green one, but my green machine has treated me very well, and so has the dealership, and most importantly GTT.
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    You did the right thing. I have 5 acres and really only maintain 2 acres. Full of 90 ft tall white pines. Ton of snow here in Minnesota in winter. Extremely sore back trouble. The pines break off in a wind. I have 3 to clean up now. Several months ago I sold my JD gx345 garden tractor set up on Craigslist and bought A JD 1023e..Then I begun thinking, I should have moved to town. Way less work, no snow to plow, no 2 hours of mowing, even with 60 inch deck. No back breaking work with the pine trees. I had second thoughts, if I made a good decision to stay with a better machine for the heavy load. I love the view here. The wild life, even black bear. I love my home here with my wife. You see, I'm 76 years old. If my purchase helps me stay here, it's worth every dollar I spent. If a green machine does this for you my friend. It's worth every dollar.
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    Let us not forget the mental health and wellbeing effects of owning a green tractor! Anyone ever see a hospital room painted bright orange? No! Green is the "restful color".

    The orange ones I tried felt "funny", nothing was right where I needed it to be to feel "fuzzy" or "warm". JD's are ergo operating Heaven for my bodily dimensions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danbeck View Post
    You did the right thing. I have 5 acres and really only maintain 2 acres. Full of 90 ft tall white pines. Ton of snow here in Minnesota in winter. Extremely sore back trouble. The pines break off in a wind. I have 3 to clean up now. Several months ago I sold my JD gx345 garden tractor set up on Craigslist and bought A JD 1023e..Then I begun thinking, I should have moved to town. Way less work, no snow to plow, no 2 hours of mowing, even with 60 inch deck. No back breaking work with the pine trees. I had second thoughts, if I made a good decision to stay with a better machine for the heavy load. I love the view here. The wild life, even black bear. I love my home here with my wife. You see, I'm 76 years old. If my purchase helps me stay here, it's worth every dollar I spent. If a green machine does this for you my friend. It's worth every dollar.
    Good for you !!! I am getting a little long in the tooth and things aren't as easy as they used to be . But I can't imagine giving up my home and moving to town . I hope I am as able as you are when I get to that age . Keep it up !!!
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