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    Looking to buy - first time Deere purchase

    Looking at a 2012 1026R, 430 hours. Includes a 60D AutoConnect Mower Deck and 54" snow blower. Just by the pictures (have not seen it in person), looks clean. Asking price is 11,900 - is that a fair deal?

    Anything else you can tell me about this tractor - positive or negative, would be appreciated.

    Also - will be using the snow blower much of the winter maintaining a good 1/2 to 1 mile gravel road - would this combo be up to the task?

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    My only concern is in Illinois you don't get enough snow for a blower. I have had a 700 ft gravel drive and prefer a snow blade. I live around Moline and lived here for almost 30 years. I think if you look at a new one with 0% your payments would not be too much more. Good luck. Nice to have you join us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    My only concern is in Illinois you don't get enough snow for a blower. I have had a 700 ft gravel drive and prefer a snow blade. I live around Moline and lived here for almost 30 years. I think if you look at a new one with 0% your payments would not be too much more. Good luck. Nice to have you join us.
    Will see be taking the tractor up to my cabin in NW WI - plenty of snow up there plus a very tight one lane gravel road where after a foot or so of snow, there is no more room to push it..
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    Not sure how their value is held. I picked up a 16 with hours on it. Same attachments as well as a 54” blade for $13,000 CDN. Does the unit your looking at come with loader?
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    No loader, just mower and blower.

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    I have a early 1026R with the 54"blower ,60"mower, loader, and tiller. The 1026 is the same tractor as the 1025. Deere reduced the HP a bit to get around gov regs. I have had no issues what so ever with my 1026. I have 300 hours on mine. The only repair I have needed to do is replace the drive chain on the snow blower. And that wasn't a big deal as I had a new piece of chain on hand left over from another job.

    I have a cabin in N.E. WI. Live just east of Green Bay. I have cleared 4' drifts with little fuss. The blower works well for 12" of snow, any deeper than 16" is very slow going. If you clear your after every snow fall the 1026/blower will work fine. If you only go up north a few times a winter its going to be an all day job for the 1026 to open up a mile of road.

    I went with the1026R as at the time I wanted to use the same machine for snow removal and mowing. The 1026 is a lot more mower than I need and is to small for my snow removal needs at times.
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    For properties you have you might want to rethink the no loader option.....I see lots of uses for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyjockey View Post
    No loader, just mower and blower.
    Not a bad price, but the lack of a loader is a no-go for me. You might not think you need it, but you would find uses for it and it would help resale value immensely.
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    IMO, not having an FEL lowers the value considerably. This is an attachment that most people buying a 1 series wants. So, if you do not need the loader and are confident that this tractor and included attachments meet your needs and wants, I would negotiate that price down. Adding an FEL after the fact is an expensive add on.

    Personally, I wouldn't be looking at this tractor unless it had the FEL. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmars View Post
    For properties you have you might want to rethink the no loader option.....I see lots of uses for it
    Quote Originally Posted by IronCladLou View Post
    Not a bad price, but the lack of a loader is a no-go for me. You might not think you need it, but you would find uses for it and it would help resale value immensely.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_PA View Post
    IMO, not having an FEL lowers the value considerably. This is an attachment that most people buying a 1 series wants. So, if you do not need the loader and are confident that this tractor and included attachments meet your needs and wants, I would negotiate that price down. Adding an FEL after the fact is an expensive add on.

    Personally, I wouldn't be looking at this tractor unless it had the FEL. Just saying.
    I have to agree.
    If I didn't want a FEL, I'd go with a smaller tractor.
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