decided to get some of my goodies installed this weekend on the new 1025R. Boy, that plastic they install on the seats is pretty good quality. I ended up taking the seat off of the tractor and taking the screws out to get the cushions off to remove the plastic. I didn't want to just try and trim it all with a razor blade, I know I would have hit the seat. While I had the seat off I decided to put the new seat cover on. Its not a perfect fit but I think it will get the job done. I cut a couple small holes in the back and installed the arm rest bolts through the holes to try to keep it more secure.
After painting Ken's hooks I installed those along with some caps I bought after lurking in this forum. I painted the loader tube caps Green, I liked them better than plain black.
You decide what color cap or IF you like the cap on the loader tube.
I trimmed the black fins off of the cap to make for an easier install. There is still plenty of material to hold the caps securely in place..